Tales from a Fake Hip Hop Fan

October 12, 2011

Back in 2007, I did my sister a favor and went with her to the Lupe Fiasco concert in San Francisco at the Fillmore. She was a fan while I knew close to nothing about him. All I knew about the guy was that he had a couple of albums out, he’s a skater, and […]

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On Norway, Muslims, and the Media

July 24, 2011

On Friday, when the explosion and shootings happened in Norway, a lot of journalists that are part of real, honest-to-God respected media outlets put the blame on Islamic extremists without anything to go on whatsoever. The Sun even had a front page article published that called the incident an “Al Qaeda massacre” and “Norways’ 9/11”. […]

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Ramifications and All That

May 8, 2011

I was at a concert at Sunday when I found out from my sister, who had been checking twitter on her phone, that Osama Bin Laden was killed. It was definitely a ‘whoa’ moment and I really wished I had a TV right there to watch the news to keep up with all that was […]

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Fearing the Unknown

March 3, 2011

On my commute to work this morning, I did what I usually do before I start reading my book – I check out updates on Facebook and Twitter. One coworker had posted a video that the Council for Arabic Islamic Relations (CAIR) compiled of people protesting Muslims at an event last month in Orange County. […]

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Power to the People!

February 11, 2011

I have to be honest with you folks – I hadn’t updated in a while because nothing felt like it was worthy enough to write about while a revolution was going on halfway across the world. Since January 25th, the people of Egypt had been protesting in the streets against Hosni Mubarak’s regime and nothing […]

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Remember the Ground Zero Mosque? Uhh, No?

January 4, 2011

There was a lot of brouhaha a few months ago about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”. People were totally outraged that the Muslims (those crazy kids) were going to build a house of worship on Ground Zero. But, y’know, not really. A lot of Muslims and journalists that actually had some sense tried to counteract […]

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My Thoughts On Qur’an Burning Day

September 9, 2010

Pastor Terry Jones of Gainsville, Florida is planning to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with plans to burn 200 Qur’ans. Everyone and their mom (even the racist moms!) have spoken out against this event. The Dynamic Duo of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have also denounced Jones and his plans to burn the […]

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Thoughts on the “Ground Zero Mosque”

August 13, 2010

I’m going to be honest with you all – I thought the controversy for the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” would have died down by now. So I can’t help but be surprised that the backlash against this proposed facility is still persisting, despite the fact that the project has some very important allies, including Mayor […]

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The Zeitouns in San Francisco

March 13, 2010

A while ago, I wrote a review of Zeitoun by Dave Eggers and have also mentioned it elsewhere in this blog a handful of times. This book is the true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun and what happened to him in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. The book is amazing and so when I […]

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Still Waiting on that Change…

July 14, 2009

Today I read an article about President Obama stating that the jobless claims will increase before the end of the year, which is not only discouraging to one like myself who is looking for a job, but also disheartening when one thinks of all those people out there who are struggling to support their families […]

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