Day: May 22, 2012

Scientists: Focus on religion

The Daily Caller Two scientists have issued a challenge to their colleagues to focus more research on religion, according to ABC News. Religion plays such a large role in billions of people’s’ lives worldwide, so why not use science to help advance the understanding of religion? “Science can help us understand religion […]

Indonesia is no Model for Muslim Democracy

Source: NY Times By ANDREAS HARSONO Published: May 21, 2012 (Andreas Harsono is a researcher for the Asia division at Human Rights Watch) IT is fashionable these days for Western leaders to praise Indonesia as a model Muslim democracy. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has declared, “If you want to […]

HuffJummah: The Soul of Islamic Symbols

Imam Abdullah Antepli. Muslim Chaplain, Duke University HuffpostReligion Most, if not all religions, function in the world of symbolism and communicate their universal messages to their followers through these religious symbols. Rituals, sacraments, prayers, worship services, religious ceremonies and more are nothing but to invite believers to engage with very […]

End NYPD infiltration into mosques

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods. They also criticized the Obama administration for offering tepid responses to questions about whether it endorses such tactics. Lawmakers introduced a resolution Thursday […]

Brain Injury to Soldiers Can Arise from Exposure to a Single Explosion

ScienceDaily (May 16, 2012) — Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments conducted by the investigators demonstrated that exposure to a single blast equivalent to a typical improvised […]