Prayers to UNC

While the motive for their murders is being parsed, three Muslim students at University of North Carolina are being mourned by their family, including a friend of mine, nearby Duke University director of Muslim affairs Imam Abdullah Antepli. He posted this on Facebook, from the brother of one of the slained students: As Abdullah says: …

Commodify your dissent, and your grief, too.

Nothing says “I care” like a fashion trademark, so we shouldn’t be surprised that an Australian fashion designer has filed to trademark the phrases “Charlie Hebdo” and “Je Suis Charlie.” The latter phrase became an unlicensed trademark show of support after terrorists attacked…well, you know the story. Never mind marches and vigils. Perhaps soon, the …

Candlelight vigil for the Sikhs

This, from the¬†Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar¬† in Southington, Conn.: Please join us and show your support for the victims of the mass shooting at the Wisconsin Gurdwara. The vigil will start at 7:30 pm. Friday (Aug. 10). The address of the gurdwara is 1610 West Street, Southington, Conn. Please invite your friends and family and …