Ms. Amal Alamuddin comes from a Druze background. The Druze started out as a medieval off-shoot of the Ismaili sect of Shi’ism.
Articles tagged “syria”
Here’s a Muslim response to the Katy Perry “Dark Horse” video: you’re boring me. These pseudo-controversies are merely a distraction from the real task confronting all of us.
2013 was a bloody, difficult, unraveling year for many Muslims around the world. May 2014 be a year that sees the discomforted comforted, the orphans cared for, the hungry fed, the naked clothed, the homeless provided with shelter. May there be a widening of the circle of compassion, may there be a real peace rooted in justice, and above all else, may all of us be participants in making it so.
What does it say about our Republic when the only issue that we seem to be able to achieve consensus on is war? Not on healthcare, not on education, not on taxes, not on housing, not on environment, not on gun control….only on war. Something is not right with us.
The President said he wanted to have a debate on Syria. Let’s give him one. Let us start by reminding him of the real teachings of the same Dr. King on peace and justice that he and others have so thoroughly sought to appropriate. What is at stake is both the fate of the suffering citizens of Syria and the fate of our own democracy. We are, as King told us, caught in this inescapable network of mutuality.
Horrific accounts are emerging from a chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus (Syria) which if true would mark one of the worst chemical weapon assaults since Saddam Hussein’s assault in 1983.
As I listen to the American plans to arm the Syrian rebels, and ponder the 93,000 (and counting) confirmed dead…
As I reflect on the crimes of the mass murderer Bashar al-Assad, a prayer rises up in my heart.
The answer is not in further arming, but in disarming the whole of humanity.