Noam Chomsky in interview Obama’s sangfroid — by Emran Feroz on Qantara de| Obama’s political legacy in the Middle East, the deal with Iran and the refugee crisis

Former MIT professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading intellectuals. Undoubtedly, Chomsky’s word has weight. Emran Feroz interviewed him on Barack Obama’s political legacy in the Middle East, the deal with Iran and the refugee crisis Barack Obama’s presidency is coming to an end. With reference to the…

Obama Issues Ramadan Message as Muslim Holy Month Begins — VOA News com|Building spiritual community is an important part of the observance of Ramadan says Jibril Hough

Palestinians enjoy their last Friday day before the Holy month of Ramadan, at the beach of the Mediterranean sea in Gaza City, June 3, 2016. President Barack Obama has issued his annual Ramadan greeting as Muslims around the world are preparing to observe the holy month, which is expected to begin late Sunday or Monday,…

Overcoming Jewish America’s Israel fantasy — By Lisa Goldman on +972 Mag com

The idea of Israel has long been an integral part of Jewish-American identity. But with a generational change among American Jews and increasingly stark political differences with Israel’s leadership, could this be the dawn of a new era? (…) Last summer Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009-13, blithely…

Muslim Christmas Greetings from Dr. Syeed|Chapter 19 of the Quran is dedicated to this blessed event of the birth of Jesus Christ and the entire chapter is named after his mother Maryam (Mary)

In the name of God Most Loving and Most Caring We want to extend our greetings to our Christian brothers and sisters in America and around the world, on the day of Christmas.   Our  love and respect for Jesus is central to our faith. We believe that the immaculate birth of Jesus Christ is a…

“ISIL does not speak for Islam” — President Barack Obama asks Americans not to define acts of terror as a war between America and Islam

Excerpts from a rare White House Oval Office address delivered by President Barack Obama on Sunday, December 6, 2015. “the vast majority of terrorist victims around the world are Muslim. If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away through suspicion…

Fact Tank: Pope Francis visits the United States — PEW Research Center

Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Pope Francis is visiting three U.S. cities this week: Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. Pew Research Center surveys find that about one-in-five Americans are Catholic. A series of Fact Tank posts look at the U.S. Catholic population in light of the pontiff’s visit. A…

Video: Obama Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ During Pinckney Eulogy | msnbc

msnbc Published on 26 Jun 2015 President Obama led the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in singing “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney. ***** African Americans on Wikipedia Total population 42,020,743 [1] including 3,091,424 Black in combination with another race (13.6% of U.S. population) 2010 U.S. Census Regions with significant populations Predominantly in the…

MESSAGES BY FIRST LADY, MRS MICHELLE OBAMA, AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

President Barack Obama hugs First Lady Michelle Obama in the Red Room of the White House prior to the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) reception on March 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Excerpts from remarks by the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, at the White House on March 11, 2015:  …

Netanyahu’s Fantasy World — by Rabbi Michael Lerner / "I am not focused in the politics of this, I am not focused on the theatre," —President Obama / Read some reaction on the Zionist PM’s speech

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was brilliantly deceitful because it played to the fantasies that Israeli propaganda and right wing militarists in the United States have been popularizing for the past thirty years. “If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region,” said Israeli Prime…