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Migrants from Middle East to Europe and the Road to Character

In his brilliant new book, The Road to Character, the New York Times’s sharp-eyed commentator David Brooks talks about how each of us individually ought to be thinking less about our “resume virtues” (accomplishments, high-level positions, economic achievement) and far more about our “eulogy virtues” — what truly matters at our core: courage, honesty, virtue, … Continue reading

How To Speak of Hiroshima? 

The liberal imagination has seldom clubbed Auschwitz and Hiroshima together.  Auschwitz was both a labor and extermination camp, and more Jews, Roma, and others deemed “undesirables” were killed at Auschwitz than in any other camp in the Third Reich’s vast machinery of death.  One of Auschwitz’s more remarkable survivors was the Italian Jewish chemist Primo … Continue reading

Do Religions cause Wars?

There is no scholarly agreement on which are the most common motivations for war. Motivations may be different for those ordering the war than for those undertaking the war. Since many people are involved, a war may acquire a life of its own from the confluence of many different motivations. In Why Nations Go to War, by John G. Stoessinger, the author points out that both sides will claim that morality justifies their fight. He also states that the rationale for beginning a war depends on an overly optimistic assessment of the outcome of hostilities (casualties and costs), and on misconceptions of the enemy’s intentions. This is an endeavor to analyse the role of religion as a cause of wars through the history, remove misconceptions to understand the real cause of wars to avoid them, if possible. Continue reading

Anti Islam Film & Freedom of Speech

Anti Islam film to create hatred and violence by hurting the sentiments of Muslims. Continue reading

1500-year-old handwritten Gospel found in Turkey

1500-year-old handwritten Bible found in Turkey Continue reading

Boko Haram: Jihad or Terrorism in Nigeria?

Religion not Single Cause of Nigeria Violence: About 4,000 Nigerians have been killed by violence during the past 11 years in Plateau State, according to Human Rights Watch. Locals say the conflict may be along ethnic and religious lines, but the root of the fighting is often political and economic. Nigeria is often described as … Continue reading

According to Bible, Islamic Halal Food is Kosher for Christians!

A British Christian group argues that the mainstreaming of Halal across the world constitutes part of a global Islamization drive. A Malaysia-based body called the World Halal Forum held a European-focused meeting in London in November, under the theme “Halal Products and Services – Going Mainstream.” The British Christian group has launched “Operation Nehemiah” , they say it has no objection … Continue reading

Disenchantment with Islam

Those who call themselves Muslims while simultaneously disowning political aspects of Islam are in a strange dilemma: they do not want to leave the fold of Islam and they do not want to fulfill its rights. Instead, they choose to talk around the matter and find a way out of their collective obligations as Muslims … Continue reading

Santorum wants to impose ‘Judeo-Christian Sharia’

http://embed.crooksandliars.com/v/MTcxODQtMzc3MTA?color=C93033 By Dean Obeidallah, Special to CNN CNN Editor’s note: Dean Obeidallah is a comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil” special, ABC’s “The View,” CNN’s “What the Week” and HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show.” He is executive producer of the annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival and the Amman Stand Up … Continue reading

Bible & Zionism: The Myth & Reality

If you ask any Jew in Israel, “Who gave you Palestine?” [They have all programmed themselves with the idea of Genesis 17:8] Without the slightest hesitation every Jew will reply ‘GOD!’ That it was God Almighty who had given Palestine, to the Jews. But over 75% of the Israeli Jews if questioned “Do you believe in God?” They … Continue reading

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