Terrorists hide behind religion to legitimize barbarity


Originally published in The Duluth News Tribune On Nov. 13, the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS, killed 130 innocent civilians in horrific attacks in Paris. President Francois Hollande of France called it “an act of war” and committed to “destroy ISIS.” Expressing solidarity with France, President Barack Obama said, “It is an attack on the civilized world.” <a...

Letter to the Editor: ISIS makes ‘backward claim’ about Paris attacks


Originally Published in The Canton Repository Everyday, we, as people of this world, hope and pray that the world will eventually get safer. Unfortunately, the recent barbaric Paris terror attack strikes this notion at its heart. My condolences go out to the victims and their grieving families and I pray that they may cope with their suffering. But, what bothers me more than the attack is the...

ISIS killings violate Islam


Originally posted on Philly As a Muslim American, I am saddened to hear the news of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility. In addition to the loss of innocent lives, I am saddened that members of ISIS attribute their act to Islam. They must deeply reflect on the Quran: “Whosoever killed a person . . . it shall be as if he had killed all mankind.”...