Guru convinced 400 men to castrate themselves to be closer to God

‘Guru of Bling’ collects testicles for God: An Indian spiritual leader is accused of convincing up to 400 followers to remove their testicles, claiming that by doing so the men would be able to speak directly to God.Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, known as “The Guru in Bling,” is accused of coercing hundreds of followers to undergo the procedure at a hospital run by his spiritual organization.India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly obtained statements from victims, saying the cast … [Read more...]

Muslim militants assassinate American atheist in Bangladesh

Allahu Akbar? Machete-wielding assailants hack to death an American atheist and blogger critical of Islamic extremism in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site, was attacked and killed on Thursday while returning from a book fair.In addition, Roy’s wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, was seriously injured in the attack.Roy and his wife lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and were visiting B … [Read more...]

Al-Shabaab calls on Muslims to attack US, Canada and UK shopping malls

Jihad at the shopping mall: Al-Shabaab, the Somali based Islamic terrorist group, is calling on Muslim men “to answer the call of Allah and target disbelievers wherever they are,” in an ominous new propaganda video advocating for terror attacks against shopping malls in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.Al-Shabaab is the Somali based Islamic terrorist group responsible for the 2013 deadly siege at the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in which more than 60 peo … [Read more...]

Bill Maher questions Obama’s reluctance to say ‘Islamic terrorism’

Bill Maher (screen-grab)

Semantic shenanigans: Bill Maher questions the wisdom of President Barack Obama’s refusal to use the phrase “Islamic terrorism” when discussing the Islamic State.On Friday's broadcast of HBO's Real Time, Maher and panelists Elahe Izadi, Bill Nye and Rob Reiner discussed Obama’s semantic battle over the religious motivations behind the Islamic State.Maher said: This idea we cannot even call it ‘Islamic terrorism’ seems Orwellian to me. It seems like we’re paying a very high price for this … [Read more...]

Greece: Atheist Prime Minister makes statue of Jesus cry

Jesus wept: Crowds have been flocking to a small village in Greece to see a statue of a crucified Christ who has supposedly been crying ever since the election of Alexis Tsipras, a proud atheist and leader of the victorious left-wing Syriza party.Tsipras was sworn in as the first ever openly atheist prime minister of Greece last January, and apparently that makes Jesus sad.Newsweek reports the icon of the crucified Christ, which dates from early last century and is housed in the church … [Read more...]

Obama is not the arbiter of ‘true Islam’

Obama proclaims: 'We are not at war with Islam' (screen-grab)

President Barack Obama’s failure to use the word “Islam” to describe Islamic terrorists does nothing to promote peace or security, and only serves to confuse and obfuscate the terrible horror caused by some Muslims in the name of Islam.President Barack Obama, speaking at his summit on countering violent extremism Wednesday, denied the U.S. is at war with Islam, while refusing to identify the Islamic State as being Islamic.In his remarks Obama argued that using the term “Islamic” to descri … [Read more...]

Pope Francis continues to protect pedophile priests

Another moral failure for Pope Francis: Victims of clergy sexual abuse are urging Pope Francis to stop protecting pedophile priests from criminal prosecution by civilian courts.Victims of pedophile priests from the United States, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and other nations joined forces Monday to urge Pope Francis to allow civilian courts to punish sexually abusive priests and those who covered up their crimes.Yesterday victims issued a public statement in Mexico City condemning Pope … [Read more...]

Saudi cleric claims Earth is ‘stationary and does not move’

A Saudi cleric denies that the Earth revolves around sun, teaching students that the Earth is "stationary and does not move."When answering a student question on whether the Earth is stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari replied: "stationary and does not move," in a recently released video.In the video the cleric supported his argument by quoting other Muslim clerics and selected religious statements.In addition to referencing Islamic scholars, the Saudi cleric also … [Read more...]