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The Orlando combustion is an outcome of the unholy intersection of three highly flammable ideologies, one domestic and two imported, namely America's obsession with guns, radical Islam (the name that Obama doth not dare take!), and Islamist homophobia. These three combined with devastating results.
This Eid comes with a heavy heart. It has been a long night's journey into Ramadan. Orlando. Syria. Dhaka. Baghdad. Medina. It's a long and bloody list of carnage wrought by Islamic State or claimed b...
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Orlando is just the latest of so many challenges in our race- and gender-biased, homophobic world. Yet the wonderful love story of Dr. Aniruddhah Hazra and Dr. Neeral Kamlesh Sheth celebrates the way our world is slowly changing for the better. A decade ago this very public declaration of same-sex commitment and the legalization of it would have been impossible.
For the conservatives, it was a confusing situation. Someone from a religion they hate killed a group of people they hate. Now they can't show sympathy towards the killer because he's a Muslim. They can't show sympathy towards the victims because they were LGBTQ+. So they ignored the LGBTQ+ side of the victims. For the liberals too, it was confusing and difficult. They can't blame the Muslims because it'll lead to more Islamophobia... So they blamed the guns and homophobia, ignoring the fact that a religious ideology is also responsible.
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We are hurt, the pain is real. It is all the more necessary now to raise questions and have doubts about absolute assertions. Hatred and violence can't be normalized by locking them in stereotypical categories that suit vested agendas.
"Well, it's either kiss me or kill me, that's how I see it." – Tom Waits The other night at a little fundraiser in San Francisco, I met a young Iraqi man. As the guests sipped chilled wine and...