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There We Go Again: Pakistan Edition

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“$200,000 Bounty Offered In Pakistan For Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Death”

What is the point of this? To show that “due process” (and other 21st century civil liberties) don’t exist in Pakistan?

Perhaps it is truly just window-dressing, since there’s absolutely no chance that the person responsible for the video would ever set foot in that country!

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There We Go Again!

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Violent outrage over a photograph makes the rioters look like idiots.

Here’s the latest example: “Muslims Attack Buddhist Temples, Homes Over Quran Facebook Photo”

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Women Can’t Make the Hajj?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Nigerian officials say 908 Muslim women pilgrims traveling to Mecca face deportation from Saudi Arabia for traveling without male relatives.”

Read the rest here.

What would the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say?

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What’s Wrong with Blasphemy?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Suppose there had not been a single riot in response to the now infamous video ‘The Innocence of Muslims’. Not a single car burned, not a single embassy breached, not a single human being physically hurt. Would the makers of this risible little clip have done anything wrong? If so, to whom, and why?”

Read what Andrew F. March thinks here.

What do you think?

Previous Posts

Women and Sharia
"No group is more harmed by sharia than Muslim women -- a reflection in part of the patriarchal tribal culture out of which Islamic law emerged." Admittedly, the writer is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a controversial figure in Islam. However, she does have a point: men and women are treated differently

posted 2:44:26pm Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Erasing History?
"The recent vandalization of Nimrud and Hatra by the so-called Islamic State—and the destruction of lesser shrines in Libya by local Islamists, which started in 2012—is not an isolated phenomenon. It stems from deep-seated pathologies afflicting the Muslim world," writes Ann Marlowe in The Daily

posted 1:23:41pm Mar. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Meanwhile, Back in Pakistan....
The idiots have targeted and killed Christians on their way to church yesterday (and a couple of Paki police in the bargain) -- idiots because they're suicide bombers and idiots because killing people who have different beliefs than yours is a mug's game. Here's one place to read more about this

posted 1:32:45am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Islam and Middle School in NYC
Sharon Otterman, a reporter for The New York TimesMK/I> penned a thoughtful article on Sandra Ibrahim. The middle school student's tentative steps toward wearing hijab have been met with derision, teasing and hazing. This writer wonders whether this Arab custom from the seventh century really

posted 1:24:48pm Mar. 12, 2015 | read full post »

Why is ISIS Afraid of History?
ISIS began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq last week, reports the Agence France Presse Why is ISIS afraid of history? Best guess: they're uneducated. History is humanity's backstory, and tearing down the past does not erase it.

posted 1:22:38pm Mar. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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