Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Urgent Action Alert:

Urgent Action Alert: Demand Responsible Testimony - Self proclaimed “terrorist expert” speaks to Congress Read More

Dennis Kucinich, announced 35 articles of impeachment against President George Bush in July. You can download the first 45 minutes of his address to the House.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Pitfalls of Religious Test in American Politics

The race to the White House has again brought religion to the forefront (as it always does). Recall George Bush’s “compassionate” conservative platform in the 2000 presidential race. The Christian Coalition pushed the “pro-family” agenda, while gay marriage, abortion and stem cell research were strategically pushed ... Read More

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Highway 59 Blogging in Houston - Justice for Palestinians

Mini film about Highway 59 weekly protest in Houston Texas. The group wants fellow Americans to truly see what is really going on in Palestine as well as bring to light the amount of U.S. tax payers dollars going towards the state of Israel to fund the current Apartheid System of ethnic cleaning of the Muslims and Christian Palestinians. The media has banned any open discussions about this topic.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jewish Newspaper Ranks U.S Presidential Candidates according to their “Isra

how Jewish Newspaper Ranks U.S Presidential Candidates according to their “Israel Factor”....read this article to get more information about the 2008 presidential candidates

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Elderly

The Hurricane Katrina crisis revealed many shocking revelations about how America treats its elderly and the culture of indifference, abuse and neglect. An overwhelming amount of senior citizens perished during the flood. There were many cases where the elderly were left in the hands of staff at retirement homes and to the mercy of healthcare providers.

St. Rita’s Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, left 34 patients to fend for themselves during the flood, and the owners were charged with negligent homicide. Attorney General Foti stated “Thirty four people drowned in a nursing home where they should have been evacuated.”
Rescue workers removed 45 bodies from a downtown New Orleans hospital that was surrounded by floodwaters from Katrina, according to a spokeswoman from the Louisiana Department of Health.

The Houston Chronicle ran an unforgettable photograph of a little girl pushing her grandmother in a wheel chair. No one bothered to protect them from the horrendous conditions of the New Orleans Conventions Center, where dead bodies, often elderly, where left on the streets for weeks, one elderly person was left dead in a wheel chair only covered by a light cloth.

Countless victims were found dead in their homes, alone, not able to escape the dreadful full waters, not able to get to the upper most parts of their homes and cut through the roofs to get rescued.

How can a country proudly proclaiming to be the greatest and riches nation in the world excel economically, yet fail so miserably at protecting one of the most valuable resources, our elderly Mothers, Fathers and grandparents.

Presently, more than 1.5 million people reside in 17,000 nursing homes nation wide. Research reveals that between 50%-60% of people admitted to care homes die within the first 2 years. Mortality rates are highest in the first 6 months but tend to settle thereafter.

There have been many undercover documentaries revealing deplorable conditions and treatment in nursing homes. It is estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau that 35 percent of the total population will be older than 65 by the year 2020. A recent study by a University of Missouri-Columbia nursing researcher found that a shift in attitude is needed to improve the quality of care in nursing homes.

Muslims frequently look at this issue from the outside looking in, however as society moves away from fundamental values allowing un Islamic practices seep into our Ummah we also changes practices in our own communities towards our elderly.

Our religion has given us a clear guidance in the treatment of our parents

Chapter 17 23:-24 of the Quran “Al Isra (or Night Journey) states:

“Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small.’” (Quran 17:23-24)