Monday, November 5, 2012

BEST of OBAMA BY RACHEL MADDOW


If you are an independent, you have got to see this. The best summary of Obama's accomplishment, it even beats President Clinton's boost in the convention. Momentarily I was angry watching this, why did not they not do this before... why isn't Obama bragging this. Had she done this show a month ago, it would have been a slam dunk for Obama. You have got to watch this... President Obama has brought a mega change in foreign policy, the best in 60 years! No one has highlighted that. However I have done that at Huffington post.


 
Mike Ghouse

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Texas Faith: Separation of church and state


The separation of church and state has been a catalyst in guaranteeing freedom to every religious group. This can be better understood through stark contrasts between pluralistic nations and the nations where one religion dominates the others. We enjoy religious freedom, precisely because of our diversity; an antidote to extremism. You practice your faith and I will do mine - Mike Ghouse at Dallas Morning News

Continued:
http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/texas-faith-is-separation-of-church-and.html


Mike Ghouse
 is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndiaIsrael, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest onSean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly atHuffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blogwww.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily

Interfaith Peace Chapel - Pluralism Prayers

When you say Namaste to someone, you are essentially saying, let the good in you connect with the good in me. When the Abrahamic faiths call Salaam, Shalom and peace to you, they are initiating a relationship with peace. May you be drenched in peace, soaked in peace and together we will talk, think and act peace. It is conditioning each other for creating good acts and talks.


Continued: http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2012/09/cathedral-of-hope-interfaith-pluralism.html

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shouldn't Bush support Romney as Clinton does for Obama?

It was good to see President Clinton bat for Obama; he puts things in perspective for people to see clearly what is happening. He has turned things around for Obama in the convention, and is doing that now hitting Sunday morning political shows.


On the other hand, either Romney or the mainstream Republican Party is keeping former President Bush at bay, what a shame!

They did not even want to see President Bush Jr., or senior in the convention, of course President Bush pre-empted them by saying he can’t make it, even before a possible ask.

Romney has a whole lot of Bush men working with him, including Rove. The Democrats will hit him hard as the time gets closer, “Governor Romney, were you embarrassed about your former Republican President?”  Did you realize that the men and women surrounding you are the same group of embarassers?

Most moderate Republicans were banking on Romney’s moderation, including me, but Romney slipped, he assumed the only way to get elected was to turn to the right, who did have a good record of turning around in 2010, gaining a majority in the house.

What Romney failed to see was, as he has failed to see so many other things, that the Republicans dumped radicals like Santorum, Cain, Gingrich, Bachman and their likes, none of them fit in the common good criteria.  If Romney was any smart, he would not follow the path of those who were rejected. He can still dump them, but that would be too much flip flop.  The man does not have the balls to stand his own ground, or his own principles.

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on the topics of Pluralism, Coexistence, politics, interfaith, Islam and cohesive societies. He is committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.

Ted Koppel versus Bill O'Reilly

Its about news coverage and particular emphasis on news, I just cannot believe Bill says with a straight face, fair news! As Koppel concludes it is business and not good for the country

http://nation.foxnews.com/ted-koppel/2012/09/20/oreilly-and-koppel-go-head-head-worthiness-cable-news 

More Fatwas on the way on anti-Islamic film maker


MORE FATWAS ON THE WAY ON ANTI-ISLAMIC FILM MAKER

There is no shortage of opportunists in the world. No one has exclusive monopoly on being an idiot; members of every race, religions, nationality and ethnicity are in this game together, particularly the politicians. This essay is about a $100,000 bounty offered on the head of the anti-Islamic film maker from Pakistan. 

The next one in line would be President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, who is losing out in Iran with the sanctions, and the only way out for him is to show to his people that he fears no one but God, and he will get a fatwa issued on the film maker as if it is a heroic thing, and a few will fall for it.

MikeGhouse
www.MikeGhouse.net

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CBS NEWS - GHOUSE RESPONDS TO DEADLY LIBYAN PROTESTS


A Muslim himself, he believes even some religious leaders have it all wrong. “don’t insult the Quran, or the Prophet, they got nothing to do with it….There are idiots out there calling themselves Imams that are issuing Fatwas to go and kill anyone who insults the prophet…they’re wrong, dead wrong. Read to me…where do you find this violence in the Koran? If it is not in the Koran, where are you coming from?”

9/11 PROMPTS STRONG MUSLIM COMMITTEMENT TO AMERICA


Americans Muslims are fully committed to a strong, peaceful, prosperous and secure America. As Americans, we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. Our faith reinforces the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."

Continued at Huffington post:
 

Battling it out with Sean Hannity on Fox News

Unlike the other shows, the Hannity show is divided into segments of 7 minutes, and in each segment two guests participate, the guests get roughly 1:45 Minutes each.  Since September 11 this year, I have been on his TV show thrice with Brigitte Gabriel, Zuhdi Jasser and  George Birnbaum, former Chief of Staff to Bibi Netanyahu,  and twice on his radio show.  This has given me about 45 appearances on the show in two and half years. 

A "few" Muslims simply don't get it, without engaging with others, you cannot solve the problems. It was Reagan who started the bullshit that we do not deal with terrorist, we do not sit and talk with our enemies carried out by most Republicans... come to find out the same bullshit is followed by a "few" Muslims. "If you don't talk with your enemies to make peace, then who do you talk with? Says Mother Teresa. I hammer that point on Hannity frequently, he may not get it, but the public does with the amount of email feed backs I get after the show...at one time it hit 321,000.

Every one gets beat up on the show, but I go with a singular objective - to get three points across and sometimes I just get one. Last night 9/21 - I maintained Obama's video in Pakistan was not an apology, but the duty of the president to protect the lives of Americans.  A partial list of my shows is  on Hannity, http://www.hannity.com/guest/ghouse-mike/10804

TEXAS FAITH - Religion and the right to free speech


Freedom of Speech is understood in two different ways; one group believes that irresponsible statements must be controlled and censored by the government, whereas the other group believes that I mind my own business, let others do theirs. For Americans, it’s an alien idea to imagine the Government controlling one's freedom to express. 

MUSLIMS DON’T GET IT


The Legitimacy of Muslim protests about the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the freedom of speech are major issues facing the world today. I am pleased to offer a summary of issues and pluralistic solutions. 
If you feel hatred towards them, you are clearly justifying their hatred towards you. We all have to rise above it and mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill. That was the message of Jesus, Muhammad (pbuh) and every spiritual master. We cannot have peace, unless we contribute to it, we cannot have peace, if we aggravate it.

Please feel free to share your comment at full article at :
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/freedom-of-speech-and-the-legitimacy-of-muslim-protests_b_1902427.html

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Obama Clinton is not an apology but protection of citizens

Brother Sean Hannity - Obama/Clinton video in Pakistan is not an apology, it is the responsibility of state to protect her citizens.


However, we must value the responsibility of the state to protect her citizens, and if this is what it takes to save the lives of Americans elsewhere, it may be considered as a short measure. In long run, however, we must not compromise on free speech that is a God given right and hallmark of civilizations.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AGA KHAN’S CENTER FOR GLOBAL PLURALISM - HUFFPOST

His highness Aga Khan clearly sees the roots of pluralism in Islam, and has graciously established the Global Center for Pluralism which disseminates academic research work on Pluralism in Islam. Indeed, his speeches and writings are in inspirations and an essence of pluralism in action.  


Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndia,Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity showon Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly atHuffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blogwww.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily. Talk/Text (214) 325-1916

EBOO PATEL IS ONE OF THE PILLARS OF AMERICAN PLURALISM

Eboo Patel is one of the major contributors of Pluralism

Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndia,Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity showon Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly atHuffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blogwww.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily. Talk/Text (214) 325-1916

9/11 PROMPTS STRONG MUSLIM COMMITTEMENT TO AMERICA


Americans Muslims are fully committed to a strong, peaceful, prosperous and secure America. As Americans, we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. Our faith reinforces the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."
Continued at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/911-prompts-muslims-to-ma_b_1867143.html

 Mike Ghouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndia,Israel, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity showon Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly atHuffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blogwww.TheGhousediary.com is updated daily. Talk/Text (214) 325-1916

Monday, September 10, 2012

9/11 Memorial in Dallas - Unity Day USA


YOUR INVITATION TO
               VIII ANNUAL UNITY DAY EVENT


It is a purposeful event to bring people of different faiths, races, ethnicities and other uniquenesses together to feel the oneness of our nation and to feel indivisible.

to be together as Americans
to express our gratitude to our Firemen, Police and Armed Forces
to honor seven individuals who have contributed to the well being of the DFW
to honor two communities for their work towards building a cohesive America
to emphasize and appreciate diversity represented by America.
to cherish the other American as American and nothing but American
to rededicate our pledge to the peace, prosperity and security of America

Please join us with your family and friends to be together as Americans. Your presence is a valuable expression of unity. Along with our elected officials, civic, religious and business leaders, you help fulfill our common values and aspirations. Your presence fortifies our commitment to a pluralistic America.

Event: 8th Annual Unity Day USA
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM -1:30 PM
Where: Unity of Dallas,
Address: 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

The Marine Guards will start off the ceremony followed by the Sikh Community Members singing our national Anthem followed by recognizing seven individuals who are making a difference in building a cohesive America. Two communities have been playing an exemplary role in sharing their work and action that brings Americans together. The civic leaders including state Representatives, Mayors, council persons, Fire and Police Chiefs will join us followed by 13 leaders representing Atheism to Zoroastrianism to share the wisdom or scriptures from their traditions. There will be light lunch in the Sikh Tradition.

Awards: Seven Individuals for building bridges in Dallas/Fort Worth communities
Communities: Two outstanding communities this year for their service
Organizations: Participating organizations are you in?
RSVP to: ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com (there is no charge for the event)

We will gather as Americans and rededicate our pledge to the peace, prosperity and security of our nation.

As Americans, and as American Muslims, we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. All our faiths reinforce the creed of "One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all”.
On this Unity Day USA, we, the people of the United States of America of every faith, race and ethnicity, will gather to express our commitment to co-existence, safety, prosperity and the well being of our nation.


Thank you.
Mike Ghouse
(214) 325-1916 text/talk
www.AmericaTogetherFoundation.com
www.FoundationforPluralism.com
www.UnitydayUSA.com  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Everything you want to know about Ramadan

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RAMADAN

The politics, traditions and the spirit of Ramadan.  Welcome to Ramadan, it begins on Friday the 20th of August, 2012. It is the month of fasting, a month of learning about others, connecting with others, developing empathy with fellow beings and above all reaching new heights in piety and spirituality,  Taqwa as it is called. It is to become closer to God and emulate his qualities of unselfishness, forgiveness and love.

Continued: http://ramadanexclusive.blogspot.com/2012/07/happy-ramadan-what-does-god-really-want.html

Ramadan for Journalists


The politics, traditions and the spirit of Ramadan.  Welcome to Ramadan, it begins on Friday the 20th of August, 2012. It is the month of fasting, a month of learning about others, connecting with others, developing empathy with fellow beings and above all reaching new heights in piety and spirituality,  Taqwa as it is called. It is to become closer to God and emulate his qualities of unselfishness, forgiveness and love.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Unity day invite

Please mark your calendar to attend the 8th annual Unity Day USA as our guest and kindly send your mailing address to  ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com to mail you a formal invitation. Thank you.

9/11 MEMORIAL - UNITY DAY USA
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

It is a purposeful event to bring Americans together from every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background will gather to express our commitment to co-existence, unity, prosperity and well being of our nation.
Our elected representatives, civic leaders, including Mayors, Council members, Fire and Police Chiefs, State representatives, Senators and other officials will honor us with their presence.

Religious leaders to include but are not limited to American Native, Atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-traditions, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Jewish, Pagan, Sikh, Wicca and Zoroastrians;  it is an all inclusive event. Unity Day USA is about re-affirming our faith in the goodness in humanity, and rededicating our annual pledge to peace, prosperity and safety of America.

Details at www.UnityDayUSA.com 
Please confirm the date, I will send a formal invitation.

Thank you.
Mike Ghouse, President
America Together Foundation
(214) 325-1916


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Republicans, Democrats and Americans

As the election is approaching, we need more people to articulate the need for focusing on America. Ultimately what is good for you or your party has got to be good for the average American.

As a professional speaker, I have developed a theme called “Building a Cohesive America” where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.

The book, Americans Together, is schedule to be released this summer, and there will be a film on the same theme. Here is a ten minutes clip to present some of our issues and the need for us to come together.

YouTube: Americans Together, a film about America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXsTo4VYh8&feature=youtu.be

Please let me know the best time to call you to set up a time to meet.  I hope to address your first available meeting.

Mike Ghouse
(214) 325-1916

About:








Mike paves the way for understanding between different factions of society including religions, cultures and political parties. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, “The Hannity Show”, and on nationally syndicated shows including Dallas TV, print and radio networks, and occasional interviews on NPR.

“Mr. Ghouse is a member of the Texas Faith Panel at The Dallas Morning News and writes about issues facing the nation every week. He writes for The Huffington Post regularly, and occasionally for Washington Post and other daily newspapers and magazines around the world.

He has spoken for international forums including the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia; the Middle East Peace Initiative in Jerusalem; and the International Leadership Conference in Hawaii, Chicago and Washington.”

Mike is passionately well versed in pluralism, interfaith movement, politics, justice, cohesive societies, Islam, India, hope and world peace and can speak eloquently on any of these topics.

Mike founded the America Together Foundation (ATF) in 2010, a non-profit entity committed to building a cohesive America, where no American has to live with anxiety, apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other.
Mr. Ghouse will leave your gathering talking for months about his remarkable presentation. You will be drawn to share his message of hope, good will and a united culture, especially here in America.

To engage Mike or for further information, please call 214.325.1916.
An informative flier to help connect with your audience is available upon request.  More information is available at http://www.mikeghouse.net/.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Film clip about Americans

IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT?

No American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
There are solutions, here is a trailer of the movie in making:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXsTo4VYh8&feature=youtu.be

Please let me know if you wish to you have more information.
Thank you 





Mike Ghouse
(214) 325-1916     
America Together Foundation
www.AmericaTogetherFoundation.com
Dallas, Texas 

Monday, April 30, 2012

FUTURE OF SIN AND SOCIETY



Like everything in life, the words take on different meanings, either they get narrower or broader.  Ever since man started “believing” in God and religion as a way of life, the word Sin has meant disobedience to God.  

But now, with people seeing religion from a bird’s eye, the word Sin will also reflect that view.  In the future, Sin would not mean, disobedience to God, but non-consensual encroachment into others freedom, compelling others to follow you, and messing with the God given uniqueness of each one of us.

What are your thoughts?

Mike Ghouse

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bob Scheiffer on Dick Cheney's shadow government

Bob Schieffer called a spade a spade.
In reference to the role of VP Biden, he said he is a good VP and added that  Dick Cheney had set up a shadowy government within the white house and ran like an independent contractor - it's at the beginning of the video

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-57406941/biden-confident-top-court-will-uphold-health-law/?tag=nl.e875

Friday, March 30, 2012

Need your suggestions on this card

NEED YOUR OPINION ON THIS

Religious topography in the United States

This is an incredible map produced by USA today, it gives the percentages of population by faith in each state as you move the cursor over the state.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/graphics/pew-religion-08/flash.htm

MUSLIM MODEL FOR PUBLIC BEHAVIOR


When they draw the cartoons of the Prophet, when they burn the Quraan… Muslims can do what the Prophet had done; pray for their well being.


We can aggravate the conflicts by violently protesting it, or mitigating the conflicts and nurturing goodwill by following the examples of the prophet, the mercy to mankind.
If we do that, the miscreant will have no incentive to piss off Muslims, but if we fall prey to their bait, we lose, not only lose, but really not follow the prophet, the peace maker.


The following is a beautiful story for Muslims to consider emulating…

http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/03/public-behavior-model-for-muslims.html