Two Men Were Stabbed After Giving the Wrong Answer To “Are You Muslim?” Guess How the Media Responded

I wonder if a crime like this will prompt editorial writers and much of the Twittersphere to ask whether Muslims “pose a threat to civil society.” Or whether the pundits will publish headlines that say “This should be a wake-up call to Muslims.”

Of course not. They would never (and they’d be right). But are atheists written about that way? Actually, yes. Yes, we are. Isn’t that an interesting difference?

The stabbings of two people at a Detroit-area bus stop began with what police said was a simple question: Are you Muslim?



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New York Rabbi Mendel Epstein Goes on Trial For Running a Divorce Racket Involving Kidnappings and Cattle Prods

Jewish gets — divorce decrees that, after a marriage fails, can only be provided by the husband — have been the subject of much controversy and even violent crime for years. A woman cannot get remarried under Jewish law unless she can produce a get. But after a marriage goes bad, husbands often withhold the prized document out of spite; or they use it as a bargaining chip in child-custody or alimony disputes. To spur them into compliance, a little extrajudicial persuasion (read: violence, or the threat thereof) may have to be applied.

In 2013, a Brooklyn rabbi named Mendel Epstein was arrested for having organized, in exchange for a king’s ransom, the kidnapping and torture of men who wouldn’t otherwise agree to their wives’ requests for a get.

Two years earlier, New Jersey rabbi David Wax and his wife Judy had been nabbed for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting an Israeli national from whom they were trying to extract a get. The prosecution said that the Waxes administered hours of beatings, breaking the man’s nose; and that they showed their victim a body bag, promising that they would bury him alive if he did not do as instructed.

Epstein and his thugs — including his son David — are now facing the music in secular court.



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Oklahoma Republican Wants to Ban AP US History Classes Because They’re Not Pro-America Enough

Oklahoma State Rep. Dan Fisher (below) thinks he knows better than history educators and experts what kids ought to be learning in their classes.

Advanced Placement U.S. History? He wants that banned because it covers topics that don’t always make America look good.

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District Officials Reverse Course After Telling Student Not to Say “God Bless America” During Morning Announcements

For several weeks, the student-led morning announcements at Yulee High School in Florida ended with the words “God Bless America.”

So the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center wrote a letter to school officials explaining the problem:



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Christian Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby Girl Because Her Parents Are Lesbians

You know, it’s bad enough when Christian bakery owners won’t make a cake for a gay wedding, but I didn’t realize some Christian doctors were also incapable of caring for children of same-sex couples:



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