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AuthorUsama Awan

Usama Awan is a medical student at The Ohio State University. He completed his bachelor's degree in the Arabic language and also studied two years of Persian. His interests include: translation work for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, studying languages, astronomy, and anything related to the human body. Additionally, Usama lives by the motto of "ball is life," as he enjoys pick-up basketball on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Extremist group misinterprets role of women

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch Boko Haram, an extremist group in Nigeria, recently kidnapped close to 300 school girls, claiming that Islam prohibits women from obtaining an education (“Britain, U.S. pump effort to rescue Nigerian girls,” Associated Press article, Saturday Dispatch). Nothing could be farther from the truth than what the leader of Boko Haram has concluded. The...

About that “Tebowing”

Originally Published in The Denver Post English is rapidly changing in our fast-paced media world. Nouns are becoming verbs and sometimes adjectives are becoming nouns. The most recent and popular of these changes surrounds today’s NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. The hype around Denver’s quarterback Tim Tebow has given birth to a new verb — “Tebowing.”...