A Fictional Conversation Between Islamic Terrorists and the People Who Make Up Excuses for Them

Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar imagines a conversation between Islamic terrorists and the apologists who make excuses for why they’re committing violent acts. It gets more entertaining the more you keep reading.

He prefaces it by saying, “It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch”:



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Colorado Mesa University Discontinues Bible Giveaway at Nursing School Pinning Ceremony

Last week, I posted about a ceremonial “pinning” ceremony that takes place when nursing students graduate from Colorado Mesa University. It’s a way of welcoming them into the profession. But at CMU, when those graduates stepped off the stage, they were given a Gideons Bible.

There was no good reason for this, other than the lazy excuse of “tradition.” But if administrators were opening the door to Christians, then I guess atheists and Satanists could get on board, too, right?

The Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers sent a letter to the school explaining what their options were. Simply put, the school could allow giveaways of any and all religious materials or they could say no to everyone.

It appears that the school’s President, Tim Foster, has finally decided to say no to everyone.

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Gov. John Kasich Wants to Create a Government Agency to Promote “Judeo-Christian Values”

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the Republican Presidential candidate who has tried to present himself as the sane alternative to his far right competitors, offered a proposal yesterday that you’d expect from someone like Mike Huckabee. He suggested creating a government program to spreading “Judeo-Christian values” around the world:



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Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, Super-Simplified

How do you explain Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity when you don’t allow yourself to use the word “relativity”? Or “gravity”? Or “Einstein”? Or pretty much everything else you find in a science textbook?

That’s the challenge Randall Munroe (creator of XKCD) gave himself in an essay for the New Yorker, where he limited his explanation to the one thousand most commonly used words in the English language:


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North Carolina Charter School Suspends All Clubs So That LGBT Students Can’t Meet

A charter school in North Carolina has temporarily suspended all clubs just to prevent an LGBT student group from meeting.

It’s happening at Lake Lure Classical Academy (a charter school that receives taxpayer funding), where students formed a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club, something they have every right to do.

They have that right because of the Equal Access Act, which has been in effect for decades now. The EAA says that if a public high school allows any extra-curricular clubs, then administrators must allow all of them (within reason). While it was initially a way to get Christian clubs in schools, it has been used to defend Gay-Straight Alliances and Secular Student Alliance groups as well.

In this case, though, the mere existence of LGBT people has offended some Christians.

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