The city of Jerusalem is significant in a number of ways to many Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is holy for the three monotheistic religions because of the religious significant events that took place there. Although Jerusalem is unique, it’s important to why it’s significant to different types of religion. Significance of Jerusalem to Jews […]Read more "Jerusalem’s Significance"
As a result of last week’s blog post, I received a comment that only motivated me to continue my focus on Islam and some of the common generalizations made. When listening to people speak about Islam and Muslims, I have been able to pin-point many misconceptions and a lot of them have been directed to […]Read more "Is There an End To Oppression?"
Deadly weapon: Propaganda ISIS is taking over social media and recruiting men and women from all over the world, especially Westerners. How are they gaining so much support? Well, it’s quite simple. ISIS is very smart about who and how they are targeting Westerners. They use emotional appeal and cult-like deception to persuade young Muslims […]Read more "Sneaky ISIS, Very Sneaky"
A man’s best friend is loyal, always by his side, never tells his secrets, and of course, gives him a big wet kiss when he is “down in the dumps.” This best friend is a dog, known to be one of the most loving creatures on planet Earth- at least in my opinion! Studies have […]Read more "A Man’s Best Friend: Are the Feelings Mutual in the Middle East?"
The linguistic adaption of a word from one language to another brings a whole host of inconsistencies and incompatibilities. I once had a friendly taxi driver who was shy to say his name. I considered this to be a silly thing to avoid, but he said Americans seem to like him less once they knew. I […]Read more "Are we talking about the same Jihad?"
Ohio University has a well-known reputation for having one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the United States, and yes, the pressure of a perfect costume is oh so real. Every year around this time, I scramble to come up with a costume that’s original and entertaining. As I browsed the web last week for […]Read more "A Culture, Not a Costume"
In a year when ISIS and their brutality is at the forefront of America’s mind, it is an unfortunately common latent effect to hear of those that hold a negative generalization towards all Muslim people. Western Islamophobia and its like seems to rise synchronously with news stories and videos of Islamist extremism, and sadly so. […]Read more "Remembering the Link between Doctrine and Behavior"