Ramadan day 19 – On the Border Restaurant

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– Ramadan day 19 – On the Border Restaurant
– Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Ramadan 19, 1433
– On the Border Restaurant
– Addison, Texas

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Time today: 8:20 PM CST
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On the Border restaurant
was my destination tonight, Iftaar was at 8:20 on Chips and Salsa with my son
and daughter. It was a peaceful evening, and I always feels good be with my

No writing on Ramadan,
however, I wrote my weekly column for Dallas Morning News on the Massacre of
Sikhs at the Sikh Temple. It is sad and a difficult situation, however, the
following piece addressed how to prevent such situations.

TEXAS FAITH: Is the Sikh shooting Christian

am pleased to share a few thoughts on long term solutions in the light of Sikh
Massacre; this is in conjunction with my column at Dallas Morning

As an American, Indian
and a Muslim, I stand by the Sikh community and hope to find sustainable
solutions to prevent shameless events like this from happening. As Americans we
need to come together to build an America where no one needs to live in
apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.
Kindly join us for a
candlelight vigil
on August 8th at the Sikh
Temple of North Texas at 506 Gatewood Rd, Garland, Texas
75043 in Garland, TX at 8
Blaming will not bring the lives back or solve the
problems, pushing the bigots to the corner will not do it, engaging (there is no
them, it is all of us) them in a normal day to day life has a chance of
nurturing goodwill.

We need to
ask ourselves, am I capable of making friends with fellow Americans from
different backgrounds, races, faiths and ethnicities? If I am reluctant, biased
or bent on blaming others, then half of the problem is me. If I have it, they
have it. Then I need to shed my bias first.

Here is
an article on the topic at Dallas Morning News’s Texas Faith Section, and God
willing there will be an article with statements from a few about the incident
in a few days.
Faith is a weekly column at Dallas Morning News managed by Editors William
McKenzie and Wayne Slater, the material is contributed by several panelists, for
all responses please visit http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/2012/08/texas-faith-is-the-sikh-shooting-christian-terrorism.html/
GHOUSE, President, Foundation for Pluralism, Dallas

The term “Christian
Terrorism” is one of the most dangerous terms to bring into currency. It is as
ridiculous as “Islamic Terrorism” or Jewish and Hindu Terrorism. I deplore
Juergensmeyer for floating it, as it amounts to advocating an eye for an eye,
making the whole world blind.

We continue to blame Christianity,
Islam, Judaism, Buddhism or other religions as though they are individuals who
can be slapped, hanged, annihilated, beat up, killed or punished for the wrong
doing. If we can’t do that, then why bark at

piece of matter and life is
programmed to seek balance and justice respectively. Blaming a religion is
passing the buck to an intangible non-punishable entity, thus deliberately
perpetuating injustice. Justice is the key to
harmony and peaceful co-existence in the

are always responsible for the bloodshed and not the religions. By punishing
the individual for the wrong doing, we serve justice and restore trust and
cohesiveness in the society. We need to go a step further, and find the
individuals who inspire men like Wade Michael Page to massacre the Sikhs in the
temple or the senseless shooting in Colorado.
Hate is one of the
sources of disrupting peace in a society and it is our duty to track down the
source of such hate and work on mitigating it. We have an obligation to maintain
law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen.

and religious leaders need to be aware, that as a civilized society, we can hold
them accountable for making irresponsible statements.

If we learn to
respect the otherness of others, and accept the genetic uniqueness of each one
of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. Ask yourselves, what is my
contribution to America?

As an American, Indian and
a Muslim, I stand by the Sikh community and hope to find long term sustainable
solutions to prevent shameless events like this from

As Americans we need to
come together to build an America where no one needs to live in apprehension,
discomfort or fear of the other.

URL – http://nabsites.net/demo/texas-faith-is-sikh-shooting-christian/

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Please visit the site http://standingupforothers.blogspot.com/
American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. There are solutions;
here is a trailer of the movie in making: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXsTo4VYh8&feature=youtu.be
mosque and each tradition is uniquely different. Insha Allah, I will do my best
to keep that uniqueness intact, however, it is not easy to write different
things each day for the whole month. If you wish to get a complete essence of
Ghouse is committed to building a cohesive America with participation from every
community. Please visit www.AmericaTogetherfoundation.com

mark your calendar for the Unity Day USA, a positive event that brings all
Americans Together to rededicate our pledge for a peaceful, prosperous and
secure America. We are a part of America and we need to feel and live it. If
you liked some of the article, you will like the description of Unity Day USA

defense of Islam, pursuing a civil dialoguehttp://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20100919-In-defense-of-Islam-pursuing-9397.ece

does God really want?

Muslims a part of the American society? http://nabsites.net/demo/are-muslims-part-of-american-story/

A call
from God to know each other http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/01/mission-of-world-muslim-congress.html

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