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Allah + Appeasement = Abomination


That Islam is a merit/demerit based religion is beyond question. One’s eternal destiny hinges (as far as any human actions can sway the will of Allah) on how well or poorly one obeys the divine commands, now conveniently gathered in … Continue reading

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Ramadan: “If I Can’t Eat, Neither Can You”


Every religion encourages fasting as a form of spiritual discipline, but only one to my knowledge requires it publicly of every adherent for one month of the year. That religion, of course, is Islam, and the month of fasting is … Continue reading

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PCUSA’s Latest Deflating Statistics


Picture the PCUSA (and its predecessor denominations) as a once-grand hot air balloon reaching unparalleled heights in the 1950s and 60s as it rose with the burners of Christendom and civil religion. But in 1965 things started to go wrong, … Continue reading

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Islam, Conspiracies and the Blame Game


Seventeen years ago, a Muslim relative and I were seated around the family kitchen table discussing Islam, Christianity and world events. Suddenly, out of the blue she declared, “It’s wrong for America to have declared war on Islam!” “What are … Continue reading

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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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