Dean Obeidallah

Nota: Este archivo abarca los artículos publicados por el autor desde el 1 de mayo de 2009. Para fechas anteriores realice una búsqueda entrecomillando su nombre.

We have all seen a great deal of hypocrisy from politicians, pundits and the like. But there’s a new king of hypocrisy: al Qaeda.

On Wednesday, al Qaeda released a video featuring Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi, one of its top commanders in Yemen, claiming responsibility for the horrific attack last week on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. He gave two reasons for the attack.

First, he claimed it was in revenge for Charlie Hebdo’s printing of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed. Al-Ansi then went on to state in much greater detail that the attack was in response to France and the West killing Muslims: “We will tell you once again … stop spilling our blood.” And then he urged Muslims across the world to “take vengeance for Muslim blood spilled.”

Well, if spilling Muslim blood is the deciding factor for us Muslims to decide who we should take vengeance against, then al-Ansi and others in al Qaeda should immediately go into hiding.…  Seguir leyendo »

Miley Cyrus es adicta. La “droga” de la que nunca se sacia tiene el potencial de ser una de las más peligrosas: la fama.

Apuesto a que Miley ni siquiera se molestará conmigo por decir esto sobre ella. ¿Por qué? Porque su nombre aparece en el título de este artículo. Y porque yo, de alguna manera -junto con el resto de los medios de comunicación- fomentamos dicha adicción.

Sin embargo, Miley no es la única persona con ansias de fama. Estados Unidos es un país que está lleno de gente como Miley. Simplemente tienes que ver cualquier episodio de “Real Housewives of _____”, las audiciones de “American Idol”, “The X Factor”, etc.…  Seguir leyendo »

Christianity in America is being hijacked. The faith known for Jesus Christ’s teaching of “love thy neighbor as yourself” is in danger of being redefined by the far right as: “Hate the gays, Mormons and Muslims.”

Just this past weekend, Christian missionaries — including members of the organization Bible Believers — traveled to one of the biggest Arab-American festivals in the country to taunt Muslims. These so-called Christians held up a pig’s head while spewing hateful words about Islam. In the past, they have also attacked Catholicism as a “false doctrine.”

If they were the only Christians spewing hate, they could simply be ignored.…  Seguir leyendo »