Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kamran Pasha: Digging Up Muslim Graves



Hi gang. I'm back from my week long hiatus. But before posting some new and original material, I want to share this piece from The Huffington Post by author and film maker Kamran Pasha. He tells the tale of the death of his father and what this nation meant to him, touches on the Muslim rites at burial, and he talks about Sufi Islam and it's beauty and beliefs.

And Mr. Pasha juxtaposes these enlightening topics with a town in New York state, that is fueled by xenophobia and hatred, and seeks to dig up the graves of Muslim dead and move them, all as a political stunt.

A wonderful, moving, but sad and shocking comment on the times in which we live.

Click below, and by all means, read.

Kamran Pasha: Digging Up Muslim Graves

2 comments:

Sue said...

It was a whole week?? Didn't seem like it!

Sign of the times, how sad. I hope I never get so discouraged that I actually say I hate the USA and the people who live here...

I guess it takes people like us to fight the sickness and hate so we never get to that point.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Hey Sue- it was a little less than a week, but I needed to back away for a couple of days. I think the negativity of all that is going on in this country was starting to get to me just a bit. And it's not good to let anger or negative feelings get in the way of what you're trying to say.

So I watched just enough news to stay informed, and spent days just watching Comedy Central and Seinfeld reruns.

Most of the truths about life can be found in a "show about nothing".

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