he US Government is anxiously trying to balance the budget by cutting social programs while missing out on billions of lost tax revenue due to legalized tax loopholes. There is something fundamentally wrong with this picture. In a report published by the Robert McIntyre, Director at the Citizens for Tax Justice, McIntyre argues that reformation of the current taxation law regarding international business operations could potentially provide the government with a substantial increase of tax revenue while also removing incentives for corporations to move jobs oversees.Continue Reading Article →
A demonstration was held today at the Villa Park City Council meeting with members from both sides of the argument. Anti-Pauly protesters claimed that Councilwoman Pauly made hateful and intolerant remarks at the ICNA conference (See “Hate Comes to Orange County”) while Pro-Pauly supporters argued for Pauly’s right to freedom of speech.
Pauly’s remarks echo [...]Continue Reading Article →
A short film I made based on some discussions I had with some Muslims in the past. The references to Islamic rulings are completely made up.Continue Reading Article →
“Religion is the opium of the people” – Karl Marx
Although the above quote may suggest the negative nature of religion, it presents a very interesting view on the powers of religion. For an abstract idea like religion to have such a drastic effect on the human being suggests the existence of a very powerful tool, one which is often used to promote an agenda.Continue Reading Article →
An short paper I wrote for my Qur’anic Studies class based on various readings.
Goodness is a very vague concept. It can be argued that it is more or less an idea that is shifted and molded by societies through time. However, this argument may not be valid in the case of religion. Many religious [...]Continue Reading Article →
Click Here for a discussion with Dr. Hamid Mavani from Claremont Graduate School, Nagwa Ibrahim (Attorney – UCLA), and Imam Mohamed Magid, regarding Ijtihad and the current state of Muslims in the United States. They provide some very interesting commentary on the traditional Islamic scholarship/leadership and the lives of Muslims in America.Continue Reading Article →