How Delhi’s heart mocks Secular ideals in India

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Bodhan was a Hindu Saint.  A renunciate.  He lived in the kingdom of Sikander Lodhi.  In his great Secular moment, the renunciate said - Islam and Hindu Dharma are both equally acceptable to God if followed with sincerity.  Very secular and very fair it would seem to many.  However, Sikander Lodhi had him burnt alive.  Because he had committed blasphemy.  Bodhan was not the only Hindu Lodhi had killed, but the Saint symbolized in many ways the intolerance of Lodhi's Islamic sensibility in the man … [Read more...]

Love Jihad in India and Europe – Its Historical and Empirical context and Denial by vested Interests

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In the recent months, Yogi Adityanath has become the target of many in India, who value political correctness over facts.  With his no more than less than half a dozen speeches, he has ruffled the feathers of Indian Secularism so badly that the media - without Dispassionately and independently weighting his assertions - is keen to pronounce him a devil.  In fact the rhetoric of Indian media is so sharp that it almost seems that one cannot even present a view or opinion contrary to the prevalent o … [Read more...]

The Utter Nonsense of Secularism

Secularism is called the panacea for all the problems that religion has created.  Religion, as defined by the Abrahamic dispensations.  Religion, that is no more than a belief system predicated on following.  Someone's edicts and utterings.If believing something that you have not experienced is sealed by an emphasis on faith without experience, then to uphold this faith and belief one needs to resort to fanaticism.  For, how do you assert the primacy of that, which you have not known.  For, i … [Read more...]

The Jehad over “Jehad”: CAIRs “My Jehad” campaign and its counter by Pam Geller

A few months back, Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) started a "My Jihad" campaign that aimed to "legitimize" the word Jihad and also somehow take away the "stigma" from what is happening in the Islamic world.  The idea is to deceive the Americans as opposed to establishing their version of Jehad in the Islamic minds.The ads took ordinary life situations - that in the first place DO NOT require any deep introspection - for example, "befriending non-Muslims", doing exercise, doing yo … [Read more...]

“No Place on Earth”: How a bunch of Jews lived in a Cave for 511 days to escape Holocaust

"No Place on Earth" is the incredible story of a small group of Jews who literally went underground, into caves, to escape the horrors of the Holocaust. It happened in 1942 in the Ukraine. The story began to come out only much later when a cave explorer fro new York City happened upon the scene. And now it's told in a documentary that mixes the first-person accounts of survivors with re-enactments of events from the past.For 511 days, they hid underground in Ukrainian caves while fellow Jews … [Read more...]

Three Men Deported from Saudi Arabia for being “Too Handsome”; many women could fall for them!

Some people are born great.  Some achieve greatness.  Some have greatness THRUST upon them.Three guys stumbled into a Cultural festival in Saudi Arabia from Unites Arab Emirates.  They created morbid fear in the minds of the Saudi Religious Police.  Were they terrorists?  Gamblers?  Kafirs - or Non-Muslims?  No!  They were - by Saaudi religious police's evaluation - Exceptionally Handsome.  In fact, so handsome, that the Saudis feared that women will start falling for them!  And, Saudis being t … [Read more...]

Sex and the Arab World: Intimate Life in the changing Arab World

With the new developments in the Arab world - the Arab spring and the new Islamization of the politics - how are the sexual mores and pressures bearing upon the women?  Not well, avers Shereen El Feki, the author of the book - “Sex and the Citadel” The Arab Spring may be sputtering.  They’re still in the streets of Cairo, but lately it’s been for sectarian standoffs and, too often, the abuse in the streets of women. Sexual abuse.Pay attention to that realm, says Shereen El Feki. The realm of se … [Read more...]

The Devil within: Is the heyday of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism back?

University of Texas at Austin historian Brian Levack, writer of book, “The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West.” says that the heydays of Possessions, Demons and Exorcism may be back.  He discussed it all with Tom Ashbrook on his program "On Point". Demonic possession and exorcism can sound awfully medieval.  But their heyday, says my guest today, was in the same age as Sir Isaac Newton and the dawn of the Age of Reason.  On the one hand, science.  On the other, frothing s … [Read more...]


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