January 10, 2009
Every year, Time magazine awards the honor of Person of the Year to the individual who most impacted the news over the last 12 months. If you could name the person who did the most to advance the cause of God or spirituality in 2008, who would it be? ? At 31, Arsalan Iftikhar is a typical Gen-X American Muslim with an atypical profile as a media personality and peace activist in the U.S. and international press. ?I love reading the Quran and I love listening to Nirvana,?
March 7, 2014
The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move could stop the children from becoming "potential killers or suicide bombers," but the Muslim Council of Britain cautions Johnson that his remarks risk flaming an anti-Muslim feeling. Q: What is your opinion of Johnson's suggestion?
March 27, 2014
Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests - as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials - died March 19 at the age of 84. Q: What do you think will be his legacy, or impact on religion in 21st century America? Fred Phelps was a man who had zero positive impact to the history of Christendom. His unpalatable brand of Christianity was valid fodder for critics of any organized religion.