We cannot defeat terrorism if we disconnect ideology from religion

From the news media: UK Prime-Minister Theresa May says that the recent [terrorist] attacks are connected in one important sense. They are bound together by the single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division, and promotes sectarianism. It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy and human rightsContinue reading “We cannot defeat terrorism if we disconnect ideology from religion”

“Religious test” for immigration? – Yes, if understood correctly

  From the news media:   The Canadian House of Commons has passed motion M103, which singles out the criticism of Islam as a form of “Islamophobia”. Iqra Khalid, a Muslim member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, tabled motion M103. It states the government must “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racismContinue reading ““Religious test” for immigration? – Yes, if understood correctly”

“Invite a Muslim for Shabbat” – why not a Christian?

  Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld at Jewish Journal in “Invite a Muslim for Shabbat”:   It will be a very long time before I forget the news I heard this week of a 5-year-old Muslim child handcuffed at Dulles Airport on Saturday because he was deemed a security threat. … This past Monday night my wifeContinue reading ““Invite a Muslim for Shabbat” – why not a Christian?”

US immigrants – some with love and some with hate for our way of life

From the history books: America’s first settlers came in search of freedom to practice their faith. In 1620, a group of roughly 100 people later known as the Pilgrims fled religious persecution in Europe and arrived at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they established a colony. They were soon followed by a larger group seeking religiousContinue reading “US immigrants – some with love and some with hate for our way of life”

Lessons of Obama presidency: the roots and upbringing define governance 

We are sure Vladimir Putin’s roots as a KGB man and his upbringing in a corrupt post-Soviet Russian system define his governance – what is Good for him, what is Bad for him, and how to apply force to enhance Good and suppress Bad. We may not like all that but at least we believeContinue reading “Lessons of Obama presidency: the roots and upbringing define governance “

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