An "Atheist Terrorist"?

Today James J. Lee, a self-declared atheist (per his MySpace page), took a number of people hostage at the Discovery Channel headquarters building in Silver Spring, Maryland. After hours of police standoff that had the nation on the edge of its seat, he was declared dead and the hostages were rescued safely.He had a lengthy list of demands that mostly pertained to population control, immigration and environmentalism. But one in particular jumped out at me; among his demands was that the … [Read more...]

Ceci N’est Pas Une Burqa

Today's guest post comes from Nathaniel DeLuca, the Program Coordinator at the Yale University Chaplain's Office. It concerns the French Parliament's 335-1 vote to ban burqa face coverings.NB: Hijab refers to both a head covering and modest dress in general. Check out hijabifashionista to get a sense of how fabulous hijabis can be. The French legislation in question would ban the covering of one’s face; in the case of Muslim women, by the niqab, or veil. Definitions of modesty are unique to e … [Read more...]


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