Category Archives: islam

The Unbinding of Isaac and the Manchester Attack

And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on Saudi Arabia’s Notorious Intolerance

We should not hide that fact that Muslims in Saudi Arabia not only disrespect the beliefs of others, but also charge them with infidelity. – Raif Badawi, imprisoned Saudi secular blogger

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Raif Badawi, on How Awful Life is in an Islamic State

“States based on religious ideology have nothing except the fear of God and an inability to face up to life.” “States which are based on religion confine their people in the circle of faith and fear.” – Raif Badawi, imprisoned … Continue reading

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Mike Pence’s School Voucher Program Financed an Islamic School in Indiana

In the age of Trump and Pence, Betsy DeVos will be in charge of public education but does not believe in public education, preferring instead to privatize schools with a strong preference for using public money to fund educational institutions that engage … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on Theocratic Nations’ Underachievement

“No religion at all has any connection to mankind’s civic progress.” “Look at all the countries that are based on a religious ideology; look at their people and the generations born into it: What do they have to offer human … Continue reading

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From Raif Badawi’s Blog, concerning September 11

Coinciding with the painful terrorist September eleventh events, which killed more than three thousand innocent people, the Muslims in that stricken city are demanding to build an Islamic center containing a mosque and community center in the same area where … Continue reading

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Anger, Frank Criticism, and the Orlando Attack

I have been browsing the teachings of our tradition to see what they may have to say about the Orlando attack. Principal Doctrine 39, among other things, recognizes that we can not be everyone’s friend, and that there are people that … Continue reading

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