Bangladesh Bakery Siege: You Were Spared If You Could Recite the Qur’an; Otherwise, Tortured

During the bakery massacre in Bangladesh, hostages were given the chance to live if they could recite a verse from the Qur’an. But one brave soul, given the chance to leave, chose to stay back with his friends.

Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain had a chance to escape, but bravely stayed back with his friends. He was later killed.

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Board-Certified New York Psychiatrist Thinks “Demonic Possession” Can Be the Correct Diagnosis

Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, has a book coming out that literally gives the devil his due. 


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Lone Fisherman Struggles to Pronounce the Savior’s Name, and It’s Strangely Hypnotic

I’ve watched this absurdist video repeatedly, courtesy of Clickhole. It makes me laugh but it’s also oddly affecting and hypnotic. Not sure why this is on a Facebook comedy page rather than in the video collection of a modern-art museum. Regardless — enjoy.


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At Evangelical Schools, Why Are Atheists Typically Favored Over LGBT Students?

When you don’t believe in God, can you remain a student in good standing at an evangelical college — even though devout LGBT pupils are routinely frowned upon? 

According to David Wheeler, writing for the Week, the answer is yes.


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Brother of Fundamentalist Mormon “Prophet” Warren Jeffs Is Now a Fugitive From Justice

Polygamist Mormon sect leader Warren Jeffs was apprehended during a traffic stop ten years ago and ultimately sentenced to life plus 20 for sexual assaults on two teenage girls.

Whether his brother Lyle will also end up behind bars remains to be seen. Lyle Jeffs, who was about to be tried for defrauding the government of millions of dollars in food stamps, cut off his electronic ankle monitor the other day and disappeared without an apparent trace.


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