Category Archives: Politics

Warning– Graphic Video

No, I am not going to post a graphic video. I am going to tell you my reactions to seeing two. I know you are not interested in my reactions, but you might be interested in my conclusions. I am … Continue reading

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Pronounce Your Name Correctly, Please

The Muslim families in my community want to build a mosque. They are tired of driving thirty minutes to the central mosque downtown; they want a mosque in their neighborhood. They convened and bought a piece of land, drew plans … Continue reading

Posted in Arabic Language, Cross-Cultural Relationships, Islam, Life, Politics, Religion | 10 Comments

Do Not Lie to INS!

Fatma first entered the United States on a visitor’s visa late last year. She had recently gotten married in Jordan, and her husband had relocated to the United States after obtaining his “green card.”  At the time, I wondered why … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Immigration, Life, Politics, Travel | 5 Comments

Crying, “Wolf!”

Last year, a newspaper article published the salary of my employer’s CEO—  over $3M.  That’s not $3M over the lifetime of his employment, nor is it a $3M windfall reward for record profits. It’s $3M a year, each and every … Continue reading

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Relish, Sauce, or Chutney?

My mother, sister and her husband are football fans and Tea Party Republicans. As far as they lean to the right, I lean to the left, and they know it. By virtue of numbers, however, they feel no restraint in … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home Life, Life, Politics, Religion | 10 Comments

Agitated

Sunday, August 29, 2010 I allowed myself to get embroiled in a blog conversation with someone whose objective was only to inflame, ridicule, provoke, and insult. See: ( http://saudiwoman.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/shiekh-al-ahmed-issues-a-fatwa/) I bent over backwards to accommodate A’idah’s points, give weight to … Continue reading

Posted in "Islamic reform", Cross-Cultural Relationships, Depth Psychology, Islam, Life, Politics, Rant, Religion | 7 Comments

Book Review: “A Thousand Spendid Suns” by Khaled Husseini

July 8, 2010 (The metaphorical Riyadh has room for book reviews.) Anyone familiar with Islam and/or the Middle East will recognize at once that this author knows whereof he writes. He should; he was born and raised in Afghanistan, but … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Literature, Book Review, Life, Politics, polygamy, Writing | 3 Comments