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.  … [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 … [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, … [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 … [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, … [Read more...]

Destroying National Fabric: Govt mulls Fast Track courts to save “innocent Muslim youth” from jail

A very dangerous move is afoot.  CPI leader A B Bardhan went to Home Minister with a 14-point memorandum to create fast-track courts to expedite trial of "innocent" Muslim youth accused of terror acts.  Sushilkumar Shinde promised to look into it seriously. "We will examine the demand," Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told PTI after a delegation of political leaders, MPs met him demanding justice to "innocent" Muslim youth accused in terror charges languishing in jails. The Government is … [Read more...]

Isn’t Islamic Kalma an Exclusivist statement and does it incite violence?

When something is repeated as a matter of right - religious right at that - and with fanatic passion, then the social take on those things usually seems to become that it is kosher.  Often even truth.  One of the reasons - actually the Major reason - why out of all the ideologies, I believe Islam begets violence is because it is Exclusive in nature.  It tries to trash everything else as opposed to its professed ideology.  Not only does it trash other ideologies, it does so righteously.  As … [Read more...]


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