Saudi-Born Singer Criticizes Arab Countries for Blaming the West for Their Longstanding Problems

In a stunning interview on Egyptian television, singer Shams (a.k.a. Shams Bandar or Shams the Kuwaiti) told a host that Arab countries need to stop blaming the United States for their problems. After all, the U.S. has only been around for less than 300 years. Meanwhile, “for 1,400 years, we have been slaughtering one another, just because one of us prays one way and another prays a different way.”

Incredible stuff. Subtitles included:

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It’s Blasphemous and Now I’m Hungry

This is a real product:

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Caution: Watch for Falling Laws Ahead

Wiley Miller speaks the truth in Non Sequitur:

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ESPN’s Outside the Lines Will Devote an Episode to Arian Foster’s Godlessness

Two months ago, NFL star Arian Foster (a four-time Pro Bowler) told ESPN The Magazine‘s Tim Keown that he didn’t believe in a Higher Power:

It wasn’t a shock to those of us who, years ago, read about how he planned to teach his daughter about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and often tweeted things you wouldn’t expect from a religious individual. But he had never come right out as non-religious until that moment.

He elaborated in a video filmed for the Openly Secular campaign:

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Community College Advisory Council Eliminates Pledge of Allegiance From Meetings, Leading to Uproar

The Hillsborough Community College (Florida) Advisory Council did something sensible this week: The dropped the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings.

At first, they did it to save time, but news reports say there was also a heated discussion about the Pledge’s “appropriateness in an institution of higher learning which fosters academic freedom and structured dissent against authority.” (The group’s chair, Sunshine Gibbons, disputes that report, but doesn’t deny the Pledge is no longer a part of meetings.)

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