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  • A season of faith in Harford [Editorial]

    Like Passover and Easter, it is a cornerstone religious holiday and a movable feast based on the phases of the moon. Like Passover and Easter, the people who celebrate it identify themselves as the spiritual children of Abraham. The religious observance...
  • Harford County's Muslims break bread with neighbors of other faiths in Ramadan 'iftar'

    Harford County's Muslims break bread with neighbors of other faiths in Ramadan 'iftar'
    Every year, Muslims from around the world fast for 30 days from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from food, drink and other temptations of the flesh during Ramadan, a month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This year is no different, with the month expected...
  • Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings

    Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings
    Whether the Carroll County commissioners meet to discuss zoning, the budget or other local issues, they start the same way — with prayer. Commissioners take turns offering the prayer, often invoking God or Jesus. All five commissioners stand, as...
  • America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]

    America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]
    Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral." It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
  • Chaos in Anbar Province [Editorial]

    Chaos in Anbar Province  [Editorial]
    Al-Qaida returned as a force be reckoned with in Iraq this month when militants affiliated with the terrorist group captured two important cities in Anbar Province along the country's western border with Syria, a hotbed of Sunni Muslim resistance to the...
  • Conversion campaign raises complaints among Jews

    Conversion campaign raises complaints among Jews
    A white van marked in burgundy with the name of a Glen Burnie Baptist church has been making the rounds in some area neighborhoods this summer with a controversial mission: seeking Jewish souls to save from the fires of eternal damnation. Many local...
  • Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell

    Why the moral argument to attack Syria is a hard sell
    Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative." But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
  • Remove the tyrants, wherever they may be [Letter]

    Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim...
  • Obama's bungled Middle East policy

    Obama's bungled Middle East policy
    It can now be said that President Barack Obama was instrumental and outspoken in causing the ouster of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt had been a friend of the United States and had kept general peace in the Middle East for some 30...
  • Attacking Assad will only help our enemies

    Attacking Assad will only help our enemies
    The Obama administration has decided to strike at the Assad regime in Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons in a civil war that has already killed about 100,000 people and sent millions of refugees into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq ("...
  • Howard County Muslim Council's food drive a success

    Howard County Muslim Council's food drive a success
    The Howard County Muslim Council set a new record at its annual food drive/picnic this weekend, donating more than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Howard County Food Bank. "This was a record yeard for us," said Shahid Qureshi, a spokesperson...
  • Having faith in peace

    Having faith in peace
    Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East. Three major developments are happening right now. Iran's new president, Hasan...