December 2010

A Muslim in Batman Comics! What. Up.

December 29, 2010

I’m kinda sorta into comic books although not like how I used to be. The only title I read regularly now is DMZ, which is pretty different from my Superman comics now stored in the garage. However, I may just have to start picking up some Batman comics because there’s an actual honest-to-God, bona fide […]

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Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays & Back Again

December 25, 2010

I remember back in one December in elementary school, I was having a lot of trouble with this one particular artsy-type project in class. I had to cut and glue something to some stuff (it’s hard to describe, ok?!) and for the life of me, I kept on messing up. Downside: I was going to […]

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5 Myths About Islam Presented by a *Humor* Website

December 21, 2010

Cracked.com, a humor website, has an article up titled 5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam in which they list a few common misconceptions about Islam and debunk them for the people who believe them and can’t seem to wrap their heads around the fact that they aren’t true. Before I clicked on the […]

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It’s Supposed to be Just Another Day

December 20, 2010

I usually write about light and fluffy things but sometimes I just need to get stuff out so the following post is a bit personal. For some reason, it all feels anonymous when I write something up here instead of having to talk about it with someone so feel free to skip this. Seriously, a-okay. […]

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Fasting- It’s Not Just for Ramadan!

December 16, 2010

I happened to fast today because it was the 10th day of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. This day is called “Ashura” to us Muslim folk (translated as “tenth”) and the fast is meant to commemorate (for Sunni Muslims) the time Prophet Moses fasted out of thanks when he and […]

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Restrepo and War

December 15, 2010

I just watched Restrepo streaming on Netflix. Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, Restrepo can be seen as a supplement to Junger’s book War, which was released earlier this year. Both the documentary and the book revolve around the same group of soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan, more specifically, soldiers stationed in the Korangal […]

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