By Fadwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota “If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.” Abraham Lincoln(Feb 12, 1809 to Apr 15, 1865) I have been writing posts, tweets, and sharing my ideas via blogs for many years now. I spend considerable time reading, reviewing, and reflecting on my ideas before sharing them. As soon as I start to share them, I find them in memes or videos claimed by Yasmin Mogahed, Omar Suleiman, and others. You can overlook an occasional plagiarism; however, some of them built their Read More …
Will Muslims be welcomed as fellow human beings and allowed to grieve alongside their Christian brothers and sisters in humanity this horrible tragedy? Or will we be treated as outsiders? It is critically important that we all nurture each other during times of mass public loss, and that we grieve not as those who belong to different religions or nationalities, but together as fellow human beings.
When we praise other people, we become blind supporters of human beings who are not perfect. There’s nothing wrong with thanking people, and we should express our gratitude to others. But praise belongs to God, as perfection is His alone.
Our first-year Congresswoman, who is a refugee from Somalia, has not been able to ask questions without being faced with unbelievable barrage of hate and incitement to violence, including a resolution condemning her remarks. This hypocrisy must be questioned and challenged.
With gaslighting – the victim does not recall a past event, but rather is having trouble processing the present event, given the actions and the denial of those actions by the abuser.