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Where Do You Go for Repair Work?


Whom do you trust with important matters in your life: someone with name recognition whose character you don’t know, or someone not in vogue but whom you know personally? Two days ago, my wife took her car in to Midas … Continue reading

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Fake News Headline #5: Muhammad Was the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived, and the Model for All Human Life!


In the orthodox Muslim world, Muhammad occupies a place higher than any other human being in creation. He is known as al-Insan al-Kamil, “the ideal man” whose life is to be imitated by all Muslims as nearly as possible. It … Continue reading

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Fake News Headline #4: Jihad Merely Means “Striving to Become a Better Person”


The word “election” is a fairly common term in the American vocabulary, especially every four years during Presidential campaign seasons. Its basic meaning, of course, is “the act of choosing or selecting.” However, were you to ask what the term … Continue reading

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The Supernatural Power to Forgive — What Islam Cannot Fathom!


Forgiveness of others, even one’s enemies, is at the heart of the Christian faith, for it is an act of true love. “Freely you have received,” Jesus said, “freely give.” At the heart of the Lord’s Prayer, which every Christian … Continue reading

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ISIS and Shakespeare!


It looks like times are getting hard for the leaders of ISIS, whose propaganda claims painted a picture of a continually expanding Islamic caliphate which would successively march through neighboring lands until ultimately it absorbed the whole inhabited world. Such … Continue reading

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Fake News Headline #3: Islam and Western Democracy Are Completely Compatible!


Defenders of Islam in the West are quick to reassure the faint of heart that Islam and democracy are completely compatible, and that anyone who says otherwise really doesn’t know what he/she is talking about. In fact, some Islamophiles go … Continue reading

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Two More Examples of Struthianism!


Given all the evidence that has come out about Muslim terror perpetrator Khalid Masood, one might expect some straightforward conclusions leading to investigations over why Islam seems to engender so much hatred and violence against the rest of the world … Continue reading

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