Tag Archives: Islam

Maxine Phillips :
Do Christians and Muslims worship the
same God?

For non-Muslims to understand diversity among Muslims seems to be a leap too far. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2016 In December, a tenured political science professor at evangelical Christian Wheaton College was placed on … finish reading Maxine Phillips :
Do Christians and Muslims worship the
same God?

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Is murder a ‘sacred practice’ in ALL religions?

Why are there streaks of both blood and love in the histories of religious communities? By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2015 The murderous attacks in France last week have called forth a mixture of … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Is murder a ‘sacred practice’ in ALL religions?

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The symbolic stoning of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University rescinds speaking invitation to Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of denigration of women in Islamic societies. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 The Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali was … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The symbolic stoning of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks

Cartoon by Ramiro Zardoya / Cartoon Movement. And it’s not written in stone: The First Amendment sucks Once upon a time, I never would have said this. But I am saying it now: we have to watch what we say … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks

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Larry Ray : Our Schools, Their Madrassas

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Letters to Charlie:Our schools, their Madrassas By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / October 1, 2010 Letters to Charlie is a collection of emails to a long time friend. He worked hard … finish reading Larry Ray : Our Schools, Their Madrassas

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Five Steps to Burning Books

“On Sunday evening, members of the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Penn Township sing songs as they burn books, videos and CDs that they have judged offensive to their God,” Butler Eagle, March 26, 2001. Photo from American Library … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Five Steps to Burning Books

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Thomas Good : Hatred and Healing at Ground Zero

Photo by Bud Korotzer / NLN.The objectification of Other:Hatred and healing at Ground Zero By Thomas Good / The Rag Blog / August 23, 2010 See photo gallery, Below. NEW YORK — Sunday was another rainy day in New York … finish reading Thomas Good : Hatred and Healing at Ground Zero

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Harry Targ : Religion, Politics, and War

Christians fight Muslims in illustration from medieval manuscript. Image from syllabus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.Sanctioned by a wrathful God:Religion, politics, and war By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 22, 2010 Childhood remembrances When I was a kid … finish reading Harry Targ : Religion, Politics, and War

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Michael Meeropol : Islamophobia and the ‘Two Americas’

‘Islam in Two Americas’: Times piece reflects pernicious xenophobia The implication… is that when Americans display anti-Muslim bigotry — as in the past they had been anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-Mormon, anti-immigrant — it makes for a quick and more complete assimilation… … finish reading Michael Meeropol : Islamophobia and the ‘Two Americas’

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Ed Felien : The Holy War that We Can’t Win

The Afghan jihad:A war that we can’t win By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / August 3, 2010 How can war be holy? What righteous god would welcome the massacre of innocents? And, yet, the origins and history of … finish reading Ed Felien : The Holy War that We Can’t Win

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Fort Hood and the Prophetic ‘IF’

These battle-weary troops from the 1st Air Cav had just staged a “combat refusal” at the PACE firebase in Vietnam. There were also countless instances of “fragging” against officers by Vietnam GI’s. Photo from NAM – The Story of the … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Fort Hood and the Prophetic ‘IF’

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Juan Cole : Michael Jackson, Islam and the Middle East

Michael Jackson. Photo from Getty Images. Michael Jackson was deeply hurt and humiliated by the experience [of his 2005 trial], and his withdrawal to Bahrain and search for a different tradition of spirituality may well have come out of that … finish reading Juan Cole : Michael Jackson, Islam and the Middle East

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