Americas

Kansas lawmakers pass anti-Islamic law measure

Source: USA Today. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A bill designed to prevent Kansas courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes has cleared the state Legislature after a contentious debate about whether the measure upholds American values or appeals to prejudice against Muslims. […]

Teen arrested in mosque vandalism

Washington post An 18-year-old has been charged with felony destruction of property for allegedly vandalizing a mosque that was under construction in Chantilly, Fairfax County police said. Trenton M. Carter of the 14400 block of Round Lick Lane in the Centreville area was arrested May 3, police said. Carter and possibly other […]

Branson Cross: World’s Largest Cross

Huff Post The “God-given vision” started out simply enough: build a 7-foot-tall cross on a mountain and invite people to meditate there with the Creator. Now, 20 years later, the cross will cost $5 million and rise nearly 200 feet once complete, making it the largest cross in the world. […]

‘Daddy, help! They’re killing me!’

By Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN Contributor Editor’s note: Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist. San Diego, California (CNN) — As evidenced by media stories and public awareness campaigns, Americans have resolved to get tough on bullying. In that spirit, it’s time to send a message […]

‘Moving The Mountain’

Huff Post Excerpt from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero To A New Vision Of Islam In America (Free Press, May 2012) I am an American citizen born in Kuwait of Egyptian parents. I grew up in Great Britain, Malaysia, and Egypt and have lived in […]

A Regime’s Tight Grip on AIDS

Source: The New York Times   HAVANA — Yudelsy García O’Connor, the first baby known to have been born with H.I.V. in Cuba, is not merely still alive. She is vibrant, funny and, at age 25, recently divorced but hoping to remarry and have children. Her father died of AIDS when she was […]

French and Greek elections: Lessons for U.S.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The French and Greek election results are being viewed as a smackdown on austerity. In France, Socialist Francois Hollande won the presidential election, defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, who supported the compact to increase fiscal discipline in the Eurozone. And the makeup of the next Greek government […]