They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.
As human beings, we have a natural tendency to categorize everything, including other human beings. There are many ways of categorizing people, including by gender, and by nations and tribes, which, in modern vocabulary, would encompass race, nationality, language, and religious beliefs. Continue Reading »
"You should change your name," was the first comment out of my non-Muslim's friend mouth after I chose to convert to Christianity. Yeah I gave her the same look you're probably giving right now. This name that I was born with has been a blessing due to the meaning behind it, and because of who gave it to me. Continue Reading »
I was raised in a tolerant Southern Baptist family in Arkansas; however, all religious resources (Church parishioners, leaders, and all information given to me) were very intolerant. I actually got into an argument with my pastor about different religions and if we should be accepting of them… Continue Reading »
Hi. My Name is Mostafa Aboumousa. I have been Muslim since I was born. I am from Egypt and live in Pennsylvania. This is my stroy. The first day of school of my 6th grade year, a bunch of kids came up to me and asked "Where are you from?" I told them I was from Egypt. Then they asked me what was my religion. I told them I am a Muslim. Continue Reading »
On May 27th, 2011, I took my shahada, or my declaration of faith in Islam in front of our crowded masjid. However, I did not become a Muslim on that day. I have been Muslim my entire life, but was unaware of it. I have always believed in one God and Him alone. This thought is one of the most basic, but most important, pillars of the religion. Continue Reading »