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The Anatomy of Hatred and Pitfalls of Democracy

The Anatomy of Hatred and Pitfalls of Democracy

Do you ever wonder what inspires blind irrational hatred? I’m not referring to the everyday variety of contempt between individuals. Rather, I mean the kind of irrational hatred between one social o
Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 22:04

Judgement Day: Armageddon and ISIL’s Dabiq

Judgement Day: Armageddon and ISIL’s Dabiq
Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam has a powerful eschatological strain. It anticipates the end of the world as we know it; a final historical confrontation between good and evil; after which human
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:58

How To Destroy ISIL In One Short Lesson

How To Destroy ISIL In One Short Lesson
There are 35 denominations within Christianity, about five denominations or sects within Judaism, and five within Islam. And that just covers the three Abrahamic traditions and only highlights the maj
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:14

Any Trouble with Moderate Islam/Muslims?

Any Trouble with Moderate Islam/Muslims?
Moderate Muslims have become much too predictable these days. The time has come to recycle the old arguments, starting with the usual defense. The trouble is not with Moderate Islam, but with modera
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 22:58

ISIL vs Jewish State: Two Faces of Hypocrisy

ISIL vs Jewish State:  Two Faces of Hypocrisy
I have read or heard countless of analysts in the last few weeks discussing the war on Islamic State (IS). Unquestionably, putting an end to IS is a step in the right direction. But if anyone has the
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:41

Stay Out of Religious Wars in the Middle East

Stay Out of Religious Wars in the Middle East
Muslims in the Middle East are fighting wars of religion. Like the carnage between Protestants and Catholics that haunted Northern Ireland during the last third of the 20th century, there is little an
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 23:25

Our Peace and War...

Our Peace and War...
I have been very challenged by recent events on the news: atrocities in Afghanistan, escalating tension in the Middle East and military crack downs in Syria. These things seem of such magnitude that I
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:19

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