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Happy New Year!
1. New Year Message - A purposeful life – Huffington post
2. A Note about Sean Hannity, Stuart Varney and Fox News –request
3. Note about Bridgette Gabriel’s comment on Fox News – upon request
4. American Muslims are proud of taking the right step - Link
5. Moderate Muslims Speak out? Link
Monday, June 1, 2015
Asia’s highest cross in Pakistan, congratulations.
This is good news, and a good step forward. I hope with this Pakistan's tradition of Pluralism is rekindled. Let all religions flourish, let God be honored in every which way he can . As any minority anywhere in the world, the Christian community of Pakistan has gone out of the way to build relationships with the majority and it is time to recognize this. Let the Government of Pakistan protect this monument.
When Barack Obama became President of the United States, he gave hope to the world, that in a civilized nation, a person's skin color, religion, financial or minority status does not matter, as long as the person has the merit to serve the nation. Islam teaches and the Prophet reinforced the ideals of equal opportunity, access, schooling, housing, jobs or retirement with simple words in his last sermon - no discrimination of any kind and no one is superior to the other. I am glad to see this cross, it is symbolic.
I hope someday, the people will rise and make Pakistan once again a civil society and rip the discriminatory laws. I also hope some day a Christian, Hindu, Sikh or an Ahmadi can become head of the state and uplift the psyche of the nation. Indonesia has done that with Djoko as its president. That is a pinnacle achievement of a civil society.
I am delighted with this good news, as a Pluralist, may be some of us from Dallas join them in celebrating the opening of the cross.
May God bless Pakistan and a genuine democracy emerge.
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