An American Muslim in Jerusalem

I’ll be live-blogging my trip to Jerusalem in this post over the next few weeks. This is meant to serve only as a travelogue for friends and family who are interested in following my adventures while I’m gone. Longer and…

The 2014 Airing of Grievances

In honor of Festivus¬†(celebrated annually on December 23rd in the tradition of St. Frank of Costanza) my list of 23 Grievances for 2014: 1. Websites that autoplay music or videos when you visit them. Website owners, please understand that this…

Jerusalem Bound

Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim I am beginning cautiously; choosing words carefully. ¬†And the best words to begin with are Bismillah ir’Rahman ir’Rahim: In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ***** In January I am flying to Jerusalem with a…