Originally published in Montgomery News As a Muslim American, I am delighted with the election of a new pope and want to give to him and all Catholics worldwide my heartfelt congratulations. I hope Pope Francis is able to build a strong bridge with the Muslim world and promote greater

Originally Published in the The News Star As an American Muslim, I support the democratic process and congratulate President Barack Obama on winning re-election. I extend my best wishes that President Obama can help keep his campaign promises. The president has a challenging job which comes with immense responsibility. He must