Leaning Tower of Pizza? Romans Get a Laugh at ISIS’ Expense

We Are Coming - Tower of Pizza

Radicals from the Islamic State (ISIS) have threatened to overthrow Rome and toss homosexuals from the Leaning Tower of Pizza.Apparently, the Islamists don't realize that the tower in question is actually in the Italian town of Pisa, and that there is no food involved.  The Italians, though, have taken the slip-up as an opportunity to mock ISIS over on Twitter, with great memes like this:Some, like Guido Tresoldi, noted that they had also enjoyed too much pizza, and that there had … [Read more...]

First Yahweh, Now Allah: The Elevation and Politicization of God’s Name

Malaysian Christians have long used the name "Allah" when they speak of God.  No more, though--on January 21, Malaysia's Federal Court ruled that a weekly Catholic newspaper may no longer use the word "Allah" to refer to God.  Muslims have been unhappy--according to Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar, president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia--because the word "Allah" was used to refer to a non-Muslim God.An eight-year dispute between the Malaysian government and the Roman Catholic Ar … [Read more...]

IN NIGER: Catholic Churches, Schools, Agencies Shuttered Against Muslim Violence

Niger's Catholic bishops have called for Masses to be cancelled and Catholic organizations to be closed, in the wake of Muslim attacks against churches.More than 40 Catholic churches have been burned and at least eight people killed, as angry Muslims protest the depiction of the prophet Mohammad on the cover of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.  The violence has prompted Niger's three Catholic bishops to order the cancellation of Masses and the closure of Catholic churches, schools, health c … [Read more...]