TagSaad Karamat

Muslim Community Denounces Terrorism


Originally Published in Mercurynews.com Four Californian Muslims have been arrested on account of their plans to join the Taliban and kill Americans. This comes as a big hit to me as a 23-year-old Californian Muslim. Like most Muslims, I wholly condemn these people. But as a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, denouncing such acts is part of my DNA. My fellow Americans, know that organized...

Peaceful elections are a national blessing


Originally Published in The Mercury News
As an American Muslim, I want to congratulate President Obama on his victory. I hope the President is able to lead with justice in all affairs and continue to promote human rights and welfare. Peaceful elections in America are indeed a great blessing, and one of the reasons why I feel proud to be an American.
Saad Karamat

Pakistan: Right Step to Target Taliban


Originally Published in The New York Post I am pleasantly surprised that the Pakistani police have taken a step forward by arresting suspects allegedly responsible for shooting the 14-year-old girl who courageously stood up to the Taliban in defense of her right to an education. The Pakistani police’s willingness to target the Taliban today is refreshing and is a step in the right direction. Saad...

Muslims Against Terrorism


  Originally Published in The San Francisco Chronicle and The Sacramento Bee I find it alarming that Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, has been declared “sane” by Norwegian courts (“Mass murderer gets at least 21-year term,” Aug. 25). Indeed, being declared sane was part of Breivik’s master plan. He wanted to murder, get caught and draw public attention to...

Egyptian church attack goes against the Quran


Originally Published in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal   The insane and cold-blooded attack murdering 21 innocent Christians at a church in Alexandria, Egypt is a horrific beginning to 2011. As an American Muslim, this attack is completely nonsensical, in addition to being utterly disgusting and sickening. The Quran: specifically sanctions Muslims to protect churches, not to blow them up...