Why the controversial
(and somewhat backfired
) Lauren Green interview of Reza Aslan is is about more than just Fox News idiocy
There are several groups
trying to pass bills in different states to ban the application of foreign laws
in a US court
, especially Sharia law. These groups are almost all
using model legislation
drafted by anti-Muslim activist David Yerushalmi
The next terrorist attack on America may be perpetrated by Europeans.
Radical Islam is spreading across Europe among descendants of Muslim immigrants. Disenfranchised and disillusioned by the failure of integration, some European Muslims have taken up jihad against the West. They are dangerous and committed -- and can enter the United States without a visa.
Five Pillars of Islam
Bradley County, one of several Tennessee counties to vote recently to post the Ten Commandments
, has been asked to extend its endorsement of religious documents in public places to include the Five Pillars of Islam
Smith (the commission chairman) said he respects Cate's beliefs but believes that, particularly since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that have been blamed on extreme factions of Islam, it would be inappropriate to post the Five Pillars.
Would it be appropriate to post if there had been no 9-11 or is it just inappropriate.
Once Insular Americans Now Studying Up on The World
According to this LA Times article, Americans are suddenly getting interested in the world outside its borders, with a special emphasis on Islam and the Middle East. How about you? Run into any websites or books that help make sense of it all? link via AllAboutGeorge via mefi text ad
So what does the Koran say?
After hearing the Imam Muzammil H. Siddiqi
of the Islamic Society of North America
read from the Koran and pray at this morning's prayer service at the National Cathedral
, I was sincerely moved. I also realized just how little I knew about the teachings of Islam. I found this beautiful piece of free online Koran software
tonight. I'm going to do some reading, and enlighten myself.