September 25, 2012
theatlantic:

Dearborn, Michigan: Where Bigoted Americans Come to Hate Muslims

Dearborn, a city of 97,000 surrounded on three sides by Detroit, is a must-visit location on 21st-century America’s newly established anti-Muslim protest circuit. The entire city, right-wing critics erroneously claim, is subject to Sharia law. And they warn that the rest of America might soon be, too.
In June, Christian protesters made yet another appearance at the Arab International Festival. Signs threatened Muslims with a “LAKE OF FIRE.” The street fair, which includes standard items like a booth where someone guesses your weight in exchange for a dollar, soon descended into chaos. It was all documented for YouTube: angry young people surrounded the crowd of evangelists, who promptly announced that they were being “stoned” as an avalanche of profanity rained down alongside water bottles and a variety of objects that weren’t nailed down. Aside from one brief chant of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great), the incident elicited largely secular profanities, including blunt and colloquial entreaties for oral sex. Other cries were more plaintive: “What are you doing here? What is the point of all this?” Amid the chaos, someone, perhaps accidentally, turned the debate over foreignness and belonging on its head, yelling: “Go home! Do you understand English?”

Read more. [Image: Zoe Strauss]

theatlantic:

Dearborn, Michigan: Where Bigoted Americans Come to Hate Muslims

Dearborn, a city of 97,000 surrounded on three sides by Detroit, is a must-visit location on 21st-century America’s newly established anti-Muslim protest circuit. The entire city, right-wing critics erroneously claim, is subject to Sharia law. And they warn that the rest of America might soon be, too.

In June, Christian protesters made yet another appearance at the Arab International Festival. Signs threatened Muslims with a “LAKE OF FIRE.” The street fair, which includes standard items like a booth where someone guesses your weight in exchange for a dollar, soon descended into chaos. It was all documented for YouTube: angry young people surrounded the crowd of evangelists, who promptly announced that they were being “stoned” as an avalanche of profanity rained down alongside water bottles and a variety of objects that weren’t nailed down. Aside from one brief chant of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great), the incident elicited largely secular profanities, including blunt and colloquial entreaties for oral sex. Other cries were more plaintive: “What are you doing here? What is the point of all this?” Amid the chaos, someone, perhaps accidentally, turned the debate over foreignness and belonging on its head, yelling: “Go home! Do you understand English?”

Read more. [Image: Zoe Strauss]

September 24, 2012
September 24, 1890 - on this day the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

September 24, 1890 - on this day the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

September 24, 2012
Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

September 15, 2012
Tom Toles

Tom Toles

September 14, 2012
sarahlee310:

Dalai Lama Tells His Facebook Friends That ‘Religion Is No Longer Adequate’

sarahlee310:

Dalai Lama Tells His Facebook Friends That ‘Religion Is No Longer Adequate’

September 13, 2012
Jim Morin

Jim Morin

September 4, 2012

September 3, 2012
"His face now entirely sculpted by anger, the detainee continues his child-like resistance: “Fuck off, this is my fucking country. It’s my country.”"

What Country Are the English Defence League Trying to Save? by Paul Vale 

read the entire commentary at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/paul-vale/this-is-my-fcking-country-edl-uaf-walthamstow_b_1850823.html?just_reloaded=1

July 22, 2012
Jerry Newcombe, Evangelical Leader, Says Only Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To Heaven

July 21, 2012
President Obama’s Statement On Ramadan

President Obama’s Statement On Ramadan

July 20, 2012

Dealing with conflicts between faith and Olympic performance

July 20, 2012

offering Ramadan greetings

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Filed under: ramadan religion 
July 20, 2012
Olympics: Ramadan Poses Challenge For Muslim Athletes

July 18, 2012
Ramadan 2012-FAQs

Ramadan 2012-FAQs

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Filed under: Ramadan Religion 
July 16, 2012

Science, Religion With Buddhist Monk Dr. Matthieu Ricard

more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/science-religion_n_1654264.html?utm_campaign=071612&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-science&utm_content=Photo

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