TagSchool Shooting

Realistic gun control


Originally Published in the Northwest Herald In Taft, Calif., we are yet again faced with yet another school shooting less than a month after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. Fortunately, this time, I don’t need to write to the victims’ families to offer my prayers for their loss. However, it only solidifies the fact that now is the time to talk about gun control. I’m not suggesting...

Muhammad: When bad things happen to good people, maintain trust in God


Originally Published in The Washington Post As we prepare to lay 26 souls to rest in Newtown, Conn., countless are left behind, alone. As long as good people have existed, bad things have happened to them. And as long as religion has existed, believers and non-believers alike rightfully ask, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Islam’s answer to the question of suffering does not...