Tag: Muslims

Aug 13

SCOTUS: Religion, Women and Death Penalty

In Brief — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) — now back to nine justices with the elevation of Neil Gorsuch — determines the direction of the country. The author explains how the conservative justices will set the tone for the foreseeable future. [Written in April-May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Partisanship and Conservatism Rule — …

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Dec 27

What’s the Matter with Texas

In Brief—A much too brief look at the big state of Texas and the small minds of some of the state’s citizens, particularly politicians. ————————————————————————————————————————– “Texas is the National Laboratory for Bad Government.” I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. Molly Ivins   Okay, let’s get this out of the way. There are some …

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Nov 22

Open Letter to a Reader

In Brief—In this letter to a Christian reader in the Middle-East, the author discusses Christianity and Islam, the similarities and differences, particularly as they deal with females. ———————————————————————————————————————- Dear Reader: I don’t address you by name since I suspect it might place you in greater danger than what you already face. Being a professed adherent …

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Oct 19

Islamophobia and Racism

Hatred of the “Other”— Phobia—A persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it. Racism— 1. A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has …

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