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Trump Administration Must Act To Address The Plight of Christians In The Middle East

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This week, Christians around the world mark the holiest week in their religious calendar, observing the Passion, crucifixion, and… Brian Katulis Elizabeth H. Prodromou The Huffington Post This sober time of reflection and prayer comes in the midst of continued threats to Christians in the Middle East – most recently in the Palm Sunday bombings at two churches in… Over the past decade, some of the oldest Christian communities have… Trump Administration Must… Read More »

Good Friday essay: Passion plays and the ethics of spectacular violence

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In 1985 Filipino carpenter Ruben Enaje fell three storeys and remarkably, survived. Paul Megna The Conversation To give thanks for this good fortune, he has, for the past 30 Good Fridays, dressed up as Jesus and allowed actors portraying Roman soldiers to nail his hands and feet to a… Passion plays are dramatic renditions of Christ’s arrest, trial, lashing, and… Good Friday essay… Read More »

An atheist at Greek Easter

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The paradox. I do not believe in god, yet I can never escape him on Πάσχα, Pascha, Pesach or Easter. By Fotis Kapetopoulos Daily Review The bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt last week on Palm Sunday is one more sectarian atrocity in the Middle… However, the considered silence from much of the Left as Christians burn in the Middle East angers… An atheist at… Read More »

Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians and why are they persecuted?

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Coptic Christians, known as Copts, are the largest ethno-religious minority in Egypt, constituting roughly 10 per cent of the country’s… Steven Viney ABC Although many now identify as Arabs, Copts do not historically believe themselves to be of Arab origin, but are instead… The word Coptic is derived from the ancient Greek word for… Who are Egypt’s… Read More »

Egyptians respond to ISIS church bombings: ‘Your terrorism brings us together’

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Egyptians of different faiths rallied together on Sunday in defiance of ISIS, after the group claimed responsibility for two Coptic Christian church bombings hundreds… Emanuella Grinberg and Sarah Sirgany CNN The attacks left at least 43 dead and dozens more injured, amid grim scenes of hollowed-out churches, with body parts and… Outraged Egyptians posted messages of solidarity with members of the… Egyptians respond to… Read More »

History: How African Muslims “Civilized Spain”

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  Today marks the anniversary of the end of nearly 700 years of African Muslim rule over Spain, Portugal and Southern France. Garikai Chengu Global Research Four hundred and eight years ago today King Phillip III of Spain signed an order, which was one of the earliest examples of ethnic cleansing. At the height… History: How African… Read More »

Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australian tour

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The outspoken critic on Monday abruptly cancelled the Australian and New Zealand leg of her upcoming tour, citing security concerns… SBS With AAP The talks were expected to begin in Brisbane on Thursday, before heading south to Sydney and then concluding in Melbourne on the… Organisers Think Inc., who were scrutinised for their decision to… Islam critic Ayaan… Read More »

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

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British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Giulio Meotti Gatestone Institute Muslims do not need to become the majority in the UK; they just need gradually to Islamize the most important cities. The change is… Londonistan: 423 New… Read More »

The new trend of bans against Muslim countries

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Muslims, who are the already victim of the negative image perpetrated by Western countries, faces the new rising trend of weird bans in the same countries Ergin Yaman Daily Sabah In a press conference held by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in February this year, the chancellor used the term “Islamist terror.” President Erdoğan took… The new trend… Read More »

Sincerity is not enough: the problem with the problem of sincere disbelief

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Michael Collett’s thoughtful article “God and the problem of sincere disbelief” must have touched a nerve. Michael Jensen ABC Within an hour of it being published on Wednesday, I received a flurry of emails from believing Christians asking me what I thought. Collett and I… Sincerity is not… Read More »

Jihad’s Triumph On Westminster Bridge

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The attacks keep coming. Murder or maiming by Muslims living among us is an almost daily occurrence in the West. Ilana Mercer The Daily Caller The latest was knifeman Khalid Masood, who plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, London, and then proceeded to slash at them with a 12-inch blade. Immoral media counted five… Jihad’s Triumph On… Read More »

Othering Islam and Muslims in America

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The otherization of Muslims and Islam by Trump and his administration has awakened a sleeping civil society giant, a human decency guided by universal ethical and moral imperatives that soon… Hatem Bazian Daily Sabah Since its founding, the United States of America has consistently struggled to define its identity and to classify who belongs and who are ostracized. From the first… Othering Islam and… Read More »

The Bigotry of “Intersectionality”

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There is no more evidence that Jews are responsible for economic or social inequality in contemporary America, than there was for Jews being responsible for any of the other crimes that… Alan M. Dershowitz Gatestone Institute Indeed, Jews disproportionately support racial equality and other liberal causes. Most successful Jews… The Bigotry of… Read More »

ECJ’s immoral, unjust ruling against Muslim women

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The rise of anti-Islamic sentiment and xenophobia has unfortunately become increasingly widespread in Europe. Esra Karatas Alpay Daily Sabah Recent events have proved that intolerance and racism have become accepted forms of behavior against minorities – even on open public display. Two weeks ago… ECJ’s immoral, unjust… Read More »

God and the problem of sincere disbelief

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It’s a cliche, really. Michael Collett ABC The beginning of the end for my Christian faith was getting an unbelieving girlfriend in my late teens. But it’s not… God and the… Read More »

When Left-Wing Feminists and Conservative Catholics Unite

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In Europe, a reproductive rights issue yields an unlikely partnership. Anna Momigliano The Atlantic Conservative Catholics and left-wing feminists often find each other on opposite sides of political debates, especially when it comes to what women should do with their bodies. Yet in Europe… When Left-Wing Feminists… Read More »