Boko Haram Has Forcibly Converted Abducted Christian Nigerian Girls To Islam

A new video has emerged from Nigeria showing, for the first time, many of the survivors of the Boko Haram kidnappers. The girls’ captors appear to have converted them to Islam.



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Author Amos Oz Calls Out “Hebrew Neo-Nazis” and the Rabbis Who Give Them “Pseudo-Religious Justification”

Via Haaretz:

The writer and Israel Prize laureate Amos Oz said on Friday that those responsible for hate crimes against Arabs and Christians are “Hebrew neo-Nazis.” …

Oz added that in his mind, perhaps the only difference between neo-Nazis around the world and perpetrators of hate crimes in Israel is that “our neo-Nazi groups enjoy the support of numerous nationalist or even racist legislators, as well as rabbis who give them what is in my view pseudo-religious justification.”

With his comments, Oz (pictured above) addressed both the ultra-right-wing Israeli settlers who have long attacked Palestinian families in the West Bank and their brethren who are openly hostile against Christians.

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What in the Blazes Is Going On With These Graphs?

Can you make sense of this?

The blue line shows the ten-year trend in the marriage rate in Mississippi. The orange line represents how much milk we consume in the United States.

Uncanny, huh?

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Fraud Victims: “He Was Christian; Of Course I Would Believe Him”

No matter the volumes of evidence to the contrary, theists still believe that other theists — especially those in their own tribe — are automatically trustworthy.

I was reminded of that when I read the story of Vincent Ciccone and his wife Karen, Canadians who, on Wednesday, in Kitchener, Ontario, were arrested for large-scale financial fraud.



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Why It’s Insane That Much of the Left Rejects Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Sam Harris as Their Liberal Bedfellows

I found much to enjoy, even relish, in the friendly conversation between Ayaan Hirsi and Sam Harris that you can read in its entirety here.

Hemant quoted some great highlights from it earlier, but there are a couple of other passages that stood out for me, including those about liberalism.



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