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What Is an Islamist State?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“There is really no such thing as a specifically Islamic or “Pakistani” blueprint for running a modern state. None. Nada. Nothing. There is no there there. Yet school textbooks, official propaganda and everyday political speech in Pakistan endlessly refer to […]

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Generational Conflict at the Local Level
It's going to be a recurrent problem: older members of a mosque in conflict with younger members. It's a situation that has been repeated in religious institutions in the United States since Colonial days (think of the immigrant Pilgrims' conflicts with their own North America-born children and g

posted 10:41:40am Dec. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Consequences of Insults
Muslim-majority countries need to get a grip. First Turkey jails a 16-year-old boy for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then Mauritania sentences a journalist to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Really? In the 21st Century? We haven't figured out the be

posted 6:48:04pm Dec. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Self-Delusion in Pakistan
Pakistan is a mystery to me. How can it continue to act in such self-defeating ways? I'll let the New York Times' Editorial Board summarize: "Despite the grief and rage that followed the massacre of 148 students and their teachers by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar last week,

posted 1:45:06pm Dec. 24, 2014 | read full post »

How Could It Get Any Worse?
Let's see: Islamic militants are killing school kids in Pakistan, young women who refuse to marry ISIS fighters in Syria and elderly Nigerians. It's hard to imagine who's safe from these rampaging terrorists. Yes, there's no other term that describes better the misguided men (and they're mostly m

posted 1:19:29pm Dec. 22, 2014 | read full post »

What If....
"What if there were a group of Muslim open carry advocates who called themselves 'Sword of the Prophet' and whose avowed mission was to bring Sharia law to the U.S., and they took to showing up armed and in large numbers outside of churches on Sunday, the way the [Open Carry] guys do at the state ho

posted 11:24:53pm Dec. 19, 2014 | read full post »


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