Month: October 2014

  • “Minorities, Majorities, and Religious Freedom: Patterns and Possibilities for Israel, Palestine, and Beyond” -Georgetown University Berkley Center

    My latest article was published on Berkely Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University.
    Please have a look at it from here, and your comments are always more than welcome.

    Minorities,, Majorities, and Religioius Freedom: Patterns and Possibilities for Israel, Palestine, and Beyond

    The history of freedom of religion in its most successful moments of impact has been the history of the empowerment of minority religions, the religions that are especially reviled by some segments of a majority. It is vital that the rights of minority religions be protected in both Israel and Palestine as a critical test of a functioning democracy. It is marker of a state in which the rule of law can be trusted to work for everyone. This means that Christians, Jews, and others must be guaranteed their rights in the new state of Palestine, and that Muslims, Christians, and non-Orthodox Jews be

  • “Kurds Call to Arms as Islamic State Closes in on Syrian Town” -Reuters


    Kurds call to arms as Islamic State closes in on Syrian town.
    There is going to be a massacre in the large city of Kobani in Syria, and ISIS is closing in with tanks. Tanks! Hard to spot those with stealth fighters??? Someone please explain.

    Kurds Call to Arms as Islamic State Closes in on Syrian Town, Reuters

    A statement issued by the YPG, the main Kurdish armed group, vowed “never ending” resistance to Islamic State in its advance on Kobani. “Every street and house will be a grave for them.”

    “Our call to all the young men and women of Kurdistan … is to come to be part of this resistance.”

    YPG Syria

    (Photo: Basnews)

  • Fossil Fuel Funds / Baking



    As long as Sunni fossil fuel jihadi funds continue to flow there will be only two choices for the minorities of the Middle East: Autocracies or shared democracies.


    Being half baked is such a waste,
    You used all those resources, only to make something inedible.
    If you bake, bake all the way.
    If you live, live all the way.
    If you love, love all the way.


  • Artificial Dangers / Oil Spills



    Artificial sweeteners
    are dangerous to your health,
    whether they come
    in the form of chemicals,
    or disingenuous smiles
    from artificial people


    Islamaphobia and jihadhysteria has become an excellent cover for the oil industry. Kill on the surface, cover up the toxic bedrock.


    ISIS Iraq attack


    (Photo: Prophecy Tracker)…

  • Depression


    Depression is not
    A victimless crime.
    Becomes loathing.
    It is inevitable.
    Therefore self-love,
    Is not personal indulgence.
    It is a moral necessity.
    Do it for the sake of others,
    When you cannot bear to for yourself.

    Great Falls



  • On the day of Rosh Hashanah


    9 But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”
    “It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.”
    10 But the LORD said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”

    I thought of this text today. Could not get out of my head for my whole life the pathos of not knowing the left from the right, the basis of mercy being our utter ignorance and aimlessness as human beings, and THAT is why God did not destroy Nineveh (Mosul) despite Jonah

  • “Tithing, Tax Time and Specialization” -Truthout


    My new article is now published on Truthout.
    Please check this whole article out from here, and appreciate your comments.
    I will share the excerpt below as well.



    Tithing, tax Time and Specialization

    It is time for a tax on all the professions of modern society. Every professional, every organization of professionals, must be called upon to devise a way to help with up to ten percent of one’s time, an individual or family, with the special tool of prosperity unique to each specialty. Dentists must devise a way to provide some dental help, investors a way to help with savings and even donated investments or stocks that can benefit a family… There is not a profession in our world that cannot devise a creative way to donate time to the improvement of a needy life. This is the way that all ships will rise, and poverty