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  • Shadia: Thoughts on 'All-American Muslim'

    When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list. But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed. I liked some elements,...
  • On Faith: It's time to think outside the box

    I tend to appeal to non-religious people. I often hear comments like, "I've never met a pastor like you" or "I didn't know a church like yours existed!" Honestly, I do not think that either I or Fairview is all that unique when it comes to pastors or...
  • Commentary: Readers should give Muslim column a chance

    Can't some of your readers get enough of bashing and trashing Muslim Americans? You have a seemingly innocuous columnist writing about her experience as a Muslim (Mona Shadia) and getting a full onslaught of hate mail from narrow-minded bigots, of...
  • Mailbag: Join the grass-roots effort to stop the charter

    There is a true grass-roots movement to oppose the proposed city charter by just-plain Costa Mesa folk who may want a charter but resent the way this one is being processed. It is truly a David vs. Goliath battle about principles over politics in...
  • Shadia: Five prayers a day is harder than it looks

    I struggle to fulfill my commitment to five daily prayers. It's not something that I'm proud to admit because praying brings out the best in me. Like eating and drinking to nourish your body, praying five times a day feeds your soul, connects you to God...
  • Commentary: Media allows religion to distort discourse

    After reading the Feb. 19 commentaries in the Daily Pilot titled "Obama wages war against Catholic Church" and "Readers should give Muslim column a chance," I am bewildered by the current lack of factual honesty in our public discourse. The first piece...
  • Mailbag: Traffic lights in Irvine out of sync

    Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19: Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or...
  • Shadia: Loving dogs at a distance

    If you've lived near a Muslim or a Middle Eastern family, or if you know one, then you've probably seen them act a little weird around dogs. And there are probably few things funnier — or more perplexing — than seeing a full-grown Muslim run,...
  • Mailbag: Prevailing wages don't lead to better work

    My thanks to Jamshed Dastur for deigning to educate us on how happy we should be to pay prevailing wages for public works projects ("Prevailing wages not relevant to charter debate," Feb. 23). I'm sure we all appreciate learning that the only way to...
  • On Faith: Spiritual evolution is fascinating issue

    I have always been captivated by how humanity explains its presence in the world and how it views itself in the universe. If we go by most accepted historical facts, humanity as we know it, modern homo sapiens, began on the planet some 40,000 to 60,000...
  • Mailbag: Opposing views on column about Islam

    Re: "Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C.: In Islam, men, women equals," Jan. 28: I wish to point out that the title is a tendentious lie. Women in Islamic countries do not enjoy equal rights with men. There is a mountain of evidence of that in books,...
  • Sage Hill alumni make Forbes list

    Two recent graduates of Newport Coast private school Sage Hill were named in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30 list." Mark Ramadan, 25, was recognized in the category of food and wine and Matthew Schlicht, 23, for social and mobile. Ramadan is the co-...