Obama lectures Muslims on the ‘cancer of violent extremism’

President Barack Obama speaking at the UN

Speaking to the United Nations President Barack Obama made an urgent appeal to Muslim youth to reject the “cancer of violent extremism” infecting the Muslim world.Claiming the U.S. will “dismantle” the “network of death” that is the Islamic State, Obama said it’s clear the world is determined to root out the “cancer of violent extremism;” noting: “The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to di … [Read more...]

Viral video shows US soldiers praising Jesus in preparation for Holy War

Screen Capture From Viral Video

Christian nation? US soldiers prepare for Holy War: Christians are falling all over themselves to praise a disturbing viral video showing US soldiers in uniform singing, dancing and worshiping their Christian god at Camp Pendleton in California.As the US prepares to lead a coalition into war against the Islamic State, the US soldiers are captured on the video chanting “There's no God like Jehovah!”  “There's no God like Jehovah!” over and over again while exuberantly singing a Christian “wors … [Read more...]

Pastafarian in distress: Inmate denied right to worship Flying Spaghetti Monster

An imprisoned Pastafarian in Nebraska is seeking $5 Million in damages after being denied the right to worship his deity, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.Stephen Cavanaugh, 23, has filed a lawsuit against Nebraska prison officials, saying staff violated his civil rights by denying him the chance to worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster .According to reports, Cavanaugh filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Department of Correctional Services and Nebraska State Penitentiary … [Read more...]

ISIS urges Muslims to kill disbelievers in US, Europe

The Islamic State has issued a chilling new statement calling on all Muslims to kill disbelievers in the US and Europe: "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European… then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way...”In a 42-minute audio recording released via social media on Sunday, an ISIS spokesman calls on Muslims to kill civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, U.S.-led coalition. In the message, an ISIS spokesman says: "If you can kill a disbelieving Ame … [Read more...]

Air Force reverses decision forcing members to swear oath to God

Good news for secular Americans: the Air Force will no longer require service members to take a mandatory religious oath containing the phrase "So help me God" in order to serve.According to an official release issued Sept. 17: The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. The release indicates individuals serving in the A … [Read more...]

Christian extremists fail: Satanists will distribute material in Florida public schools

Scene from the “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities”

An effort by Christian extremists to indoctrinate public school children has failed spectacularly, opening the door for Satanists, atheists, and others to disseminate religious materials in public schools in Orange County, Florida.Raw Story reports: Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. The … [Read more...]

Islamic State Beheads Third Western Captive

An ISIS executioner stands beside British aid worker David Haines.

“A Message to the Allies of America" - A video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines has been released by the Islamic State.The video, entitled "A Message to the Allies of America," was posted Saturday to a website associated with the Islamic State. The video shows the beheading of Haines, and calls his execution "a message to the allies of America."The 44-year-old Haines is the third Western captive to be executed by the Islamic State, following the beheadings of A … [Read more...]

Fear of Islamophobia prevents honest discussion of Islamic State

Denial of the simple fact that the Islamic State is in fact Islamic is dishonest and detrimental to clear thinking about a pressing issue of profound international import.When in doubt, spout a tautology: The Islamic State is Islamic.Do all Muslims support the Islamic State? No. Do all Muslims agree that the Islamic State is a legitimate expression of Islam? No.However, some Muslims, a large minority of Muslims, do support the Islamic State, and do believe that the Islamic State is … [Read more...]