Mike is a Home Builder and a real estate investment consultant … He is Speaker, Thinker, Writer and a Moderator … about Pluralism, Co-Existence, India, Islam, Buddhism, Democracy & Terrorism. (full text).
He says: ”Welcome to my world with an open heart and an open mind. You will be continually challenged to think and incessantly urged to see another possibility. If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge”. (on Ziki.com).
Mike Ghouse – USA
He is also president of the Foundation for Pluralism and is a frequent guest on talk radio and local television network discussing interfaith, political and civic issues. He is the founding president of the World Muslim Congress with a simple theme: “Good for Muslims and good for the world.”
He says also: “If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. I believe knowledge leads to understanding, and understanding to acceptance and appreciation of people with a different point of view”. (full text).
Mike earned his Masters Degree in Business administration from the University of Dallas in 1983, and another Master’s degree in Accounting from Bangalore University. He is a leadership graduate and an Ambassador for peace …
… Mike’s Blogs are all about education, information and entertainment. He had his own TV show and was the first Asian Radio Talk Show host in Texas, organizes two major events a year, the thanksgiving celebration for the 11th year and Unity Day USA for the 3rd year … (full text).
He writes: … “These are the dynamic values constantly changing with interaction within and without the various societies and sub-cultures. Screaming at Taslima, Deepa, Mel, President Carter or Tancredo will not make the problem go away. The right of free speech protects all of us, but it is not free speech to incite murder to suppress free speech.
There are a lot of injustices in the world; Free speech allows us to have our say to struggle against the perceived injustices. Justice is the key to peace for a nation or a community, without which peace is in peril.
Whether it is coming from Salahuddin Owaisi, Bal Thackeray or any one else, they should be answerable in the court of justice, file a law suit for a public threat or disturbing the peace. Let’s take a principled stand on all the issues; if it is good for one, it has got to be good for others. Let justice be the corner stone of our democracy.
Solution: File a law suit against Mr. Owaisi and Mr. Farhat for inciting and threatening to kill another human being. Let’s put the blame squarely on the wrong doer and not his family, town, culture or his religion. If we make the mistake of giving them a religious label, that in itself is inciting hatred. The mistakes were made by those men and not their religion”. (full text).
And he says: “I consider myself ‘an absolutely free person’ and enjoy the God given boundlessness of my life. God has blessed me with a mind that simply does not allow any prejudice towards any of his creation. This is the wealth we will find in our discoveries of truth, and live a life fairly free from pain. Zero prejudice brings Salvation, Mukti, Nirvana, Moksha or Nijaat; it is indeed true freedom, try it, it is priceless”. (on Foundation for Pluralism).