Wednesday, September 28, 2011

L'shanah tovah and Shubh Navrati to my Jewish and Hindu peeps. :-)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

May be getting too old to be running around everywhere! :) 15 speaking engagements between now and mid-Nov. Ummm... Wow!
Dear NYC, Summer ended a few days ago and I brought my "Fall" clothes. Now I'm sweating and not happy! Love you still!

Friday, September 23, 2011

As much as you may hate him, President Ahmadinejad (of Iran) makes some good points about reparations and US military imperialism. http://ping.fm/i7nNp
Check out the fierce 33 yo Pakistani foreign minister (who went to UMass Amherst) talking to Wolf Blitzer. "It takes two to tango..." :) http://ping.fm/KwNbJ

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Council on American Islamic Relations @CAIRNational Calls for Moratorium on Death Penalty Following Troy Davis Execution http://ping.fm/U9YVc
Wolf Blitzer (CNN) asks President Ahmadinejad about homosexuality in Iran. http://ping.fm/JciqR
World shocked by U.S. execution of Troy Davis - http://ping.fm/nGSn2
Atlanta Journal Constitution Reporter's account of TroyDavis execution. "Watching an Execution" http://ping.fm/D5wpH
Reporter's eye witness account of TroyDavis execution. http://ping.fm/JYCC7
"Keep God in mind wherever you are; follow a wrong with a right that offsets it; and treat people courteously." - The Prophet Muhammad

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For those about to take my life," he told prison officials, "may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls."
RT @YKHong we can never let this happen again. revolution happens now and everyday. change the world in everything you do.
"To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice" - Bishop Desomnd Tutu
John Lewis: Tonight, a little piece of all of us will die. TroyDavis
Text of US Supreme Court Ruling regarding TroyDavis case. http://ping.fm/8r6oZ
“Troy Davis has impacted the world,” his sister Martina Correia said. “They say, ‘I am Troy Davis,’ in languages he can’t speak.”
“The state of Georgia is about to demonstrate why govt can’t be trusted with the power over life and death,” @LauraMoye Amnesty Inter
Today - we are all Troy Davis. May you have peace with your Lord; this world could only bring you agony and pain. RIP TroyDavis
Today, I pledge to work harder than ever before to create a world of justice; US criminal justice system MUST be reformed.
Dr. King is crying in the heavens tonight as only 30 miles from his memorial an innocent man is being killed by the state of Georgia.
"The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court is denied,"
US Supreme Court judges took more than four hours to issue their rejection of the final appeal, an unusually long time for such a ruling.
Breaking News: US Supreme Court declines to intervene in TroyDavis case. Execution will proceed within 1/2 hour. We will never forget you!
Richard Kim (The Nation) live blogging about US history of death penalty and SCOTUS - http://ping.fm/XBYG4
100+ folks have gathered outside US Sup. Court awaiting decision; 2 hrs 35 mins and counting. Death is irreversible folks! TooMuchDoubt!
6 Prison Wardens from Prisons with Execution Chambers Including Former GA Warden "Do not kill TroyDavis" http://bit.ly/r0VFQ5 TooMuchDoubt
@democracynow is livestreaming from outside prison TroyDavis; Larry Cox of Amnesty International on now. http://ping.fm/fs2uW
"(Waiting) is a treacherous process... It (the death penalty is not a clean and clear process like it appears..." - @LauraMoye aiusa
Today I'm disgusted to be an American and ashamed to be a citizen of Georgia.
TroyDavis is literally waiting in execution chamber with needles in arms; Hearse is waiting to take body to funeral home.
Lawyers filed SCOTUS exeuction stay request at 6:25pm. SCOTUS knows in advance of pending executions; we won't know how Justice's will vote
SCOTUS is not "in session." Justices are spread across country; clerk contacts justices; majority (5 of 9) needed to issue "stay."
TroyDavis statement to supporters - "The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me..." http://ping.fm/7o0E3
State of GA says: "There is a delay, not a reprieve." MSNBC: 100+ riot police and hundreds of protesters in front of prison. TroyDavis
MSNBC: GA could move forward with execution if it wanted to; but they are "waiting" for SCOTUS; decision could come tonight or even tomorrow
AmnestyInternational leading vigils & demonstrations outside US embassies in France, Mali, Hong Kong, Peru, Germany and the UK. TroyDavis
Troy Davis execution delayed while Supreme Court considers "stay" - http://ping.fm/FPldx
CNN reporting that Supreme Court is waiting for 9 justices to vote on Troy Davis execution. Temporary "Reprieve" not "Stay"
Larry Cox of AI: "The rest of the world looks at us... and cannot understand why a country that stands for justice does this." TroyDavis
Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International: "This is an amazing spectacle the US puts on... all to kill one man."
Breaking News: US Supreme Court Puts Reprieve on Troy Davis Execution; needs more time to look at case.
6 Prison Wardens say to Georgia "Do not kill TroyDavis" http://bit.ly/r0VFQ5 TooMuchDoubt
Corrections officials urge TroyDavis executioners against proceeding, warn of "nightmares" http://bit.ly/r0VFQ5 TooMuchDoubt

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Take action to stop TroyDavis execution - call on doctor to refuse to participate in killing! http://bit.ly/ogaTRR

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where are the moderate Muslims you ask? "They are right here" -
http://ping.fm/enzUY
Ahmadiyya Muslims honor 9/11 by donating blood and starting organization "Muslims for Life" http://ping.fm/jPmNi
Muslims in Dearborn, MI (largest community of Arabs outside of Middle East) remember 9/11 and condemn terrorism - http://ping.fm/6rPmU
As we "remember" 9/11, I share with you quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. about the destruction of war and why we must all fight for peace. http://ping.fm/QboBq
Muslims should stop apologizing for 9/11. "I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else..." http://ping.fm/pj9U7
Comic strips remember 9/11 - http://ping.fm/V52Iz
"Mixed Bag" for U.S. Muslims since 9/11 - http://ping.fm/ybgLh
Muslim Americans Decry Violence; Their Country, Their Faith - http://ping.fm/W56Ei
Gallup: More Muslims rejected the idea of justifiable violence than any other faith group; 89% say such acts can never be condoned.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hard to believe that teens today don't remember 9/11 events. NPR: "were we always at war?" asked one student.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Iran executes 3 men for 'lavat' (homosexuality). lgbtmuslims http://ping.fm/qybGK
What do Muslims, American Football and Fasting have in common? Check out Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football. http://ping.fm/M8q55

Monday, September 05, 2011

Thinking outside the 'Muslim bubble' - 10 yrs. after 9/11, Muslims reaching out to non-Muslim neighbors in small ways have big results. http://ping.fm/e2JeK

Friday, September 02, 2011

If you're a black gay or lesbian with a predilection for Spock ears & a passion for college football, your ship has come in; welcome to ATL http://ping.fm/xzf2M