Tag Archives: islam

The Nice Tragedy July 14, 2016

Yesterday a tragedy occurred in the French City Nice. A truck drove down a crowded street of revelers and killed (as of now) 84 people and injured many more. I grieve for the victims and their families and accept that … Continue reading

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Liberal Muslims

Many people think of Islam as a monolithic religion with two main groups, the Sunnis and Shi-ites, battling it out for fundamentalist supremacy. Just like Christianity and other religions, there are differing degrees of modernism among believers, and with some … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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Ugandan Christian leaders like dead gays

In February of this Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act and people convicted of committing homosexual acts are now potentially subject to life in prison. Proscribed actions include:  Aggravated homosexuality (Life imprisonment) Attempt to commit homosexuality (Life imprisonment) … Continue reading

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Muslims Win Again

Some Muslims push their thin-skinned idea of blasphemy, and they seem to be supported by many, especially in the UK. In the latest instance, a young British Muslim activist has forced Google to edit a Katy Perry video on Youtube. … Continue reading

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Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis in Egypt

According to India Today, a report has been released in Al Masry Al Youm, also kno9wn as the Egyptian Independent, that translates to the title “”The Misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis”. I have been unable to find … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Laws

Blasphemy laws are found around the world. The strictest are found in Muslim countries, some of which are pushing for a UN worldwide ban on blasphemy. according to a Pew Forum Study released in 2012, 94 countries have laws against … Continue reading

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Brunei Institutes Sharia Law

The Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, in southeast Asia has become the latest nation to officially incorporate Sharia Law. Some of the penalties for some crimes seem excessive to those of  us in the western world. Based on … Continue reading

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Born Again Virgins

Religion has mastered the art of slut shaming to an amazing degree. The most extreme physical manifestation is the hymenoplasty, where a woman’s hymen is restore to virginal status. This is nearly exclusively done in cultures in which religions, such … Continue reading

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Mass Circumcision in Indonesia

My ability to read or understand Arabic is entirely non-existent, so I need to rely on people who have done the work and the translations. On the matter of female circumcision or mutilation, the commands come from the “Umdat al-Salik”—”Reliance … Continue reading

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