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American Islam

read recently that some young Muslims in the United States are complaining that what goes on in their mosques is not “American” enough. They say that the patterns of worship and religious education seem designed to preserve the connections to the countries from which their Muslim communities emigrated, while these young folks want their faith to guide them in their lives in America. Continue Reading »

Flag Day

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”490”] I know, the wind carried the flags the wrong way when I made my shot; the flag is honorable no matter which way the wind is blowing. May that be true whether literally or figuratively interpreted.[/caption] . . . . Continue Reading »

America, America

Americans have always been an intensely patriotic people. Most of them love their country without reserve and without need for reflection. Devotion to the nation and its symbols is a cultural given, one that politicians ignore at risk of prompt return to private life. Our national parties stage a . . . . Continue Reading »

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