Archive | February 1, 2014

Op-Ed: The convert’s path

How did Damian Clairmont become Mustafa al-Gharib? Source: Ottawa Citizen: Clairmont came from an Acadian family living in Calgary. News sources showed that he went from an up-and-coming athlete to a troubled teenager. Following his conversion to Islam, it was said that he was beginning to show signs of progress. Then the story shifts. He […]


Upcoming publication: Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilization from the Past

Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the […]

GOP congressional candidate Ryan Zinke: Hillary Clinton is the “anti-Christ” According to a reportfrom the Huffington Post, Ryan Zinke, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Montana, recently called on his fellow conservatives to “focus on the real enemy.” Iran? Al Qaeda? North Korea? Nope! By “real enemy,” Zinke meant, of course, the “anti-Christ.” But you may know her better as former Secretary of State […]

Doctor Walks 6 Miles Through Snow Storm To Perform Emergency Brain Surgery

Huff Post: by Megan Griffo —   On Tuesday morning, a brain surgeon in Birmingham, Ala., walked six miles through a severe snow storm to save a patient’s life. Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw, Trinity Medical Center’s only neurosurgeon, had just finished surgery at a neighboring hospital when Steve Davis, the charge nurse at Trinity’s neuro intensive care unit, […]


The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything”

This picture is haunting and it’s been floating around the internet with the sentence: The last sentence a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything” And that’s equally haunting. It’s impossible to verify but the picture tells a story about the pain and suffering that exists in Syria right now. There […]


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