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If Islam Is a Religion of Violence, So Is Christianity

Posted June 16th, 2016 at 2:53 pm (UTC-4)
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I am tired of hearing…that Islam is inherently violent. I am even more tired of hearing that Christianity is inherently peaceful….inherently a religion of love. With all due respect to my many Christian friends, I seriously beg to differ.

My Very Muslim Christmas

Posted December 24th, 2015 at 10:54 am (UTC-4)
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Although I am Muslim, I have a deep affection and respect for Christmas. Affection because I was raised Catholic and the holiday season is a nostalgic hug as comforting as a warm crackling fire and hot apple cider. Respect because praising the significance of the birth of Jesus is an important part of the Muslim […]

Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Hunt Down These Monsters Who Make a Mockery of Our Religion

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 9:29 am (UTC-4)
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My dear Muslim brothers and sisters, it is time to make our voices heard: we must rise up massively and tell the barbarians who ordered, executed or condoned the acts of mass murder just committed in Paris that from now on we will take the lead in fighting and hunting them down…

Think Religion Makes Society Less Violent? Think Again.

Posted November 6th, 2015 at 8:12 am (UTC-4)
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The theory is simple: If people become less religious, then society will decay. Crime will skyrocket, violence will rise, and once-civilized life will degenerate into immorality and depravity. It’s an old, widespread notion. And it’s demonstrably false.

Is Kim Davis a Modern Day Rosa Parks?

Posted September 8th, 2015 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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When a county clerk in Kentucky refused to process marriage licenses to gay couples, citing her religious beliefs, some supporters compared her to civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Others said she should quit her elected position if she could not uphold U.S. law. Kim Davis spent the weekend in jail after her petition to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. Is this battle that pits religious beliefs with civil law the same as the fight to desegregate a racially divided nation? Opinions are mixed.