Day: February 4, 2015

Opinion: Will Jordan lead ISIL to the ‘gates of hell’? The Jordanian government must shift its stance on ISIL from containment to confrontation.

About the Author: Afzal Ashraf is a consultant fellow at Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) and served in the UK Armed Forces. He was involved in developing a counterinsurgency strategy and in the policing and the justice sectors in Iraq. The Islamic world has a […]

Blame misguided Muslim extremists, not Islam

Source: New Haven Register By Sohail Husain MD POSTED: 01/31/15, 1:55 PM EST | If you are like most people, you don’t inherently hate anybody’s faith. You believe that religion is personal. But, you also can’t avoid the recent headlines. They tell of a string of incidents involving the same suspect. Firstly, basic […]

USA: Rep. Molly White responds to controversial Facebook post

Source: kxan.com http://up.anv.bz/latest/anvload.html?key=eyJtIjoiTElOIiwicCI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJ2IjoiNDMwNTMyIiwicGx1Z2lucyI6eyJkZnAiOnsiYWRUYWdVcmwiOiJodHRwOi8vcHViYWRzLmcuZG91YmxlY2xpY2submV0L2dhbXBhZC9hZHM%2Fc3o9MXgxMDAwJml1PS81Njc4L2xpbi5LWEFOL25ld3MvcG9saXRpY3MvdGV4YXMtbGVnaXNsYXR1cmUvcmVwLW1vbGx5LXdoaXRlLXJlc3BvbmRzLXRvLWNvbnRyb3ZlcnNpYWwtZmFjZWJvb2stcG9zdC9kZXRhaWwmY2l1X3N6cz0zMDB4MjUwJmdkZnBfcmVxPTEmZW52PXZwJm91dHB1dD14bWxfdmFzdDImYWRfcnVsZT0xIn0sImFuYWx5dGljcyI6eyJwZGIiOiI0MzAxNjg4NiJ9LCJvbW5pdHVyZSI6eyJwcm9maWxlIjoiTElOIiwiYWNjb3VudCI6ImRwc2Rwc2t4YW4sZHBzZ2xvYmFsIiwidHJhY2tpbmdTZXJ2ZXIiOiJsaW50di4xMjIuMm83Lm5ldCJ9fX0 AUSTIN (KXAN) — State Rep. Molly White (R-Belton) says she didn’t realize what a reaction her Facebook comment last Thursday would cause. She can say, hindsight’s 20-20. “I […]

Nations Must Repeal Blasphemy Laws

Huff Post: What did the terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and the kosher supermarket in Paris share with the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi in Jeddah last month? Each was an assault on freedom of conscience, religion, or belief. Moreover, in the Charlie Hebdo and Badawi cases, […]