Moon and Star (Part II)

The following email exchange occurred between me and the Jamiatul Ulama of South Africa (KZN) in July/August 2010. This still leaves a bitter after taste because of the blatant double standards and evasiveness of their response. I’ve omitted real names of both the scholar that responded on their behalf as well as my own in…

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What is normal?

Look around you…who do you notice? The normal people or the ones that stand out? Do you notice the eccentric characters, the passionately inspiring ones, or the ones that just go with the flow?  The ones that go with the flow are normal. 90% of the world population is normal. 5% are struggling with the…

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leftoftheleft: “It is often forgotten that the United States only became a full-fledged democracy in 1964 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Only then was citizenship extended to African Americans” We’re so easily distracted by Hollywood, McDonalds, and all the other consumeristic charms (is that even a word?), that these simple facts are…

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