Christian terrorist plotted to attack Islamic sites

Well this is going to hurt the Christian Right's narrative a lot.It seems American Adam Livix was arrested in Israel after authorities discovered his plot to blow up Islamic holy sites.According to AlterNet:Livix is a 30 year-old evangelical from Texas who left the United States last year when he was sought for drug-related charges. He has resided in Israel since March 2013, apparently overstaying his tourist visa (his charges include being an undocumented resident). Livix first li … [Read more...]

The Nation absolutely destroys Reza Aslan


I am just going to leave this right here for your enjoyment: He’s a mainstream figure for those lacking critical thinking and represents mindless indulgence that seemingly validates biased views. His exceedingly hypocritical and contradictory narrative on religion is enough to make his scholarly attribute go from gold to copper—cheap and irrelevant. Ultimately—that is the result of anyone who cater to tribalism. What else do you expect when pride gets politicized? And you can read the entire po … [Read more...]

Islamophobia is real and this is what it looks like

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While apologists like Reza Aslan are busy telling you that Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins are racist Islamophobes, real, hateful and deadly Islamophobia is taking place in the United States.A 15-year-old boy was struck and killed when a man rammed his car after seeing the boy and a friend exit the Somali Center in Kansas City. “It became pretty clear that this was not an accidental crash, there is a considerable amount of evidence that leads us to believe it was intentional,” said Sergeant B … [Read more...]

Teaching religion to children may not be easy, but it is necessary


I was raised in a Christian home and was taught very little about other religions. I also attended a Christian school for a number of years where I was taught a great deal of misinformation about other beliefs, most of which revolved around their rejection of Jesus Christ as the Lord, or that even that some Christians who didn’t understand the Bible correctly and wanted to lead me astray from my faith, guaranteeing me a place in hell.Had I not taken an interest in world religions later in l … [Read more...]

New terrorism study shows there is no one-size fits all solution to terrorism

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With the release of The Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Terrorism Index this week we have learned that religiously motivated terrorism has grown exponentially as I covered in this post here.The study itself is very thorough and looks at motivators from all over the globe as shown in this chart:The study clearly shows that in Islamic countries or regions, religion is playing the major role in driving terrorism, but it also shows that around the globe that nationalism and … [Read more...]

Religion is the driving force behind terrorism according to a new study


This years Global Terrorism Index report by The Institute for Economics and Peace has been released and with some major new details that seems to disrupt the narrative of those like Glenn Greenwald and even myself. Previous studies have strongly suggested that politics played a leading role in terrorism but it seems that this has shifted and with more middle east instability and the rise of groups like ISIS/ISIL, the focus on politics is more heavily focused on religion.Here are some … [Read more...]

NYPD officer attacked with a Hatchet

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Updated below: 10/24/14 3:01PMToday in New York City a man named Zale Thompson attacked a police officer, fracturing his skull. Another officer shot and killed Thompson after the attack.Immediately, NYPD commissioner William Bratton told reporters told reporters, “There’s nothing we know at this time that would indicate that (Islamic terrorism) is the case.”And according to CNN: A senior law enforcement official told CNN on Friday that investigators do not believe that Thompson, a Mu … [Read more...]

Sam Harris addresses critics of his stance on Islam and violence (video)

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Sam Harris sat down with The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur to discuss recent criticisms of his views on Islam and religious extremism on a previous episode of TYT Live.The 3-hour interview may be one of the most in depth looks at Harris views and Uygur proved to be a worth opponent capable of making Harris answer for and clarify many statements that Harris has often said are misrepresentations of his views.Watch the interview below and let me know what you think in the comments: … [Read more...]

Reza Aslan calls threats from atheists ‘venomous’ and is dealt the truth about apostasy


Islam apologist Reza Aslan sent out a tweet today claiming no other group has ever threatened him more than atheists. I've written about Muslims, Jews, Xtians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists. I've never received more venomous threats than I do from Atheists.— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) October 13, 2014Aslan who has been in a long media feud with Sam Harris and Bill Maher to name a few, has been getting flack from many in the atheist community for his refusal to hold Islam accountable for m … [Read more...]

MSNBC allows Sam Harris to actually speak

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Following an onslaught of MSNBC hosts and panelists calling Sam Harris a racist or bigot, Lawrence O'Donnell had Harris on his show and allowed  him to speak all of his thoughts without interruption.Have a listen and let me know in the comments what you thought. … [Read more...]