Thursday, October 12, 2006


Many won't say the following out loud, but it's there, floating freely and serenely in the Muslim private mind: how cool it is that North Korea has, at least temporarily, taken the spotlight away from all things Islamic! Of course, when it is formally announced that Kim Jong-il has converted to Islam, along with Chavez, Foley, John Wilkes Booth, and that guy in the grassy knoll, this will all change. But for now, let us hold hands and sway calmly from side to side as we celebrate a moment in which "kookdom" has been temporarily assigned to the Far East.

And in other non-breaking news, here's an interesting and introspective piece by Jill Hamburg Coplan about Rosh Hashana and Lebanon, now and 24 years ago. You may also read NYT's coverage of an annual Quran recitation contest.


Anonymous Irving said...

Salaam Alaikum:

You may also like the recent post on Darvish about a Letter to the Pope.

Ya Haqq!

10/12/2006 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone from Oak Lawn, IL competed?! How cool is that? I wonder if he goes to the same high school you went to.

10/13/2006 8:59 AM  

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