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When Islamic Principles and Leadership Part Ways

By Ali Shareef The recent upheaval in the Middle East has resulted in the fall of ruthless dictators, toppling them like dominoes. It began in Tunisia and shook the land of the pyramids. At least briefly, justice—the elusive flower—bloomed in the “Arab Spring” on the banks of the Nile. A highlight of this upheaval was […]

Tensions at Cultural Crossroads

by Ali Shareef As the year 2011 passes its halfway mark, perhaps it is time to reflect on the events of the past 2 years.  Specifically, events that exposed a festering tension between two segments of the American population: Muslims and the rest of the U.S. citizenship. The year 2010 witnessed the hotly debated issue […]

Oppression and the Scales of Justice

Ali Shareef From eastern Congo with the rapes of hundreds of women to bombs that kill dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan; from the raging drug battles in Mexico to the attacks on Sept. 11 ten years ago, or the other uncountable acts of violence that occur all over the world, the specter of oppression and […]