Today in history: George Washington on religious freedom

To Bigotry No Sanction, to Persecution No Assistance...-George WashingtonOn August 17, 1790, President George Washington wrote a letter to Moses Seixas and the Jewish congregation of Newport, RI. Washington did so in response to a letter sent by the group when Washington visited their city. The account is on the Library of Congress website and provides important historical context for debates over freedom of religion for Muslims.On August 17, 1790, the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode … [Read more...]

Islam teaches death for gays says Islamic chaplain associated with Vanderbilt University

More on the Islamic chaplain at Vanderbilt University, Awadh Binhazim, who says Islam teaches gays should be put to death and he has no choice but to believe it. I wonder what he is teaching his charges at Vandy.Video footage from a small Vanderbilt event earlier this week has spread across the Internet.“Common Ground: Being Muslim in the Military,” an event designed to explore the involvement in Muslims in the military earlier this week, resulted in heated exchanges between a Muslim chap … [Read more...]


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