Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dis-Barring Islam?

The reactions were fast and furious, after Roseanne Barr’s Valerie Jarrett tweet hit the Twitter world early Tuesday morning.¬† Jarrett, former President Obama’s senior adviser, was born in Iran to African-American parents. Barr’s insulting comment about Jarrett read, “muslim brotherhood … Continue reading

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Ramadan: Breaking Your Fast with Some Punch[es]…

A few days ago, I wrote about the onset of Ramadan and the negative impact it often has on Muslim society [The Dark Spirit of Ramadan]. I cited a passage from Sir Richard F. Burton’s book describing his journey to … Continue reading

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Ramadonald Trump

In this Muslim season of Ramadan, one of the social myths promulgated by former President Obama and gladly trumpeted by the mainstream media as fact is that the White House has had a long tradition of celebrating¬†iftar (a meal that … Continue reading

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The Dark Spirit of Ramadan

A few days ago, a billion and a half Muslims around the world entered the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of their lunar calendar year. During this 30 day month, Muslim adults are required to fast from food, drink … Continue reading

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Coffee Clash — Islamophobia in California?

A troubling cell phone video clip is making the rounds on Twitter and other social media. Recorded at a California coffee shop last Friday afternoon, it was posted Saturday mid-morning, and shows an encounter between an unpleasant American man and … Continue reading

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Saving the Iran Deal, or Saving Souls…?

Two years ago, J. Herbert Nelson was nominated to be the next Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. In a blog at that time, I questioned whether he had the skill set to fulfill the stated job description. The … Continue reading

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When the Church Is a Stumbling Block to the Gospel

Ali is a mature man who came to the USA in 1994 seeking a better life. He works now for a hotel chain in the D.C. area. I had the pleasure of meeting him yesterday as his only passenger on … Continue reading

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