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The question of representation, or the similar concept of visibility, is one that much of the Left obsesses over. This may include media and political representation of ethnic groups, women, various LGBTQ groups, left-approved religions, disabled people, fat people, skinny people, and so on. For years, I rejected the concept, seeing it as tribal exploitation of […]

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The Shia-Sunni split in Islam is hard to understand from the non-Muslim’s perspective. After all, Islam in general is hard for most Westerners to understand, including me. So, to understand the differing viewpoints within Islam is even harder. But what is going on now in Islam? It looks like the Shia are winning. Iran is […]

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Imtiaz Shams is British ex-Muslim. Genetically Modified Sceptic is an American ex-Christian. Veedu Vidz is a British ex-Muslim comedian. Together they host a forum on what it is like to walk away from the religious faith that one grew up with, one that was taught by ones parents and believed by ones friends and extended […]

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I get busy and don’t pay attention to the news, so I missed this until I heard Andrew Klavan mention it on one of his recent shows. It made me think of this, for what I hope are obvious reasons: More

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Abdullah Sameer is an ex-Muslim who lives in Canada. His wife was a Pentecostal Christian but converted to Islam prior to marrying him. But somewhere along the line, Abdullah started having doubts about his faith in Islam. He started wondering about the source of some of the sayings in the Koran. Eventually, he not only […]

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Radical Islam has all the blessings of sweet individual Liberty. But if you’re the man, well — You The Man! Because you get all your wives’ liberty too. A bonus! Oh, what the heck, throw in the daughters’ while your at it. A double bonus! And what a concept! Every home a dictatorship. Yes, every […]

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Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way up front. The recent massacre at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was an unspeakable act of terror against innocent, defenseless victims. Okay? But make no mistake, this extraordinarily unusual act will be used by leftists and Muslims the world over to bludgeon […]

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With all the talk about Rep. Ilhan Omar, I wanted to add this to the discussion The Islamic scholar is Ruud Koopmans, and his Wikipedia entry says this about him: He “is a Dutch professor of sociology at the Humboldt University in Berlin and director of the department “Migration, Integration and Transnationalization” at the Wissenschaftszentrum […]

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As the fastest growing and second largest religion in the world, Islam is a religious force that has had a significant impact throughout the world. It has been used to create theocracies in the Middle East, has changed the cultural landscape of many Western nations, and is controversial altogether within the Western World. Charlie Adams joins […]

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The Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) are in the middle of their “Normalizing Dissent” tour across college campuses and other venues. They have provided listeners a discussing titled Can Islam Be Apolitical? There are some college campuses that would not let them speak because, as ex-Muslims, they have some very critical views to share about […]

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A few days ago we were shopping in BJ’s. Although we don’t buy much in bulk since it’s just the two of us, we are addicted to their chocolate chunk cookies. Trust me, they are really, really good. We like to use the self-checkout whenever we can. It’s our version of playing video games (we’re […]

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There is a lot of justifiable concern about Islam in the United Kingdom and other western democracies. Terror attacks, no-go areas and restrictions on speech are concerns of lots of people. Douglas Murray has recently wrote a book (I have not read it at the time of this writing) titled, “The Strange Death of Europe.” […]

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Today I saw What Will People Say at the Scandinavian Film Festival in Sydney. It’s based on Pakistani-Norwegian director Iram Haq’s own story of being kidnapped by her family and sent back to Pakistan.

In the film, Oslo teenager Nisha sneaks her boyfriend into her room for what looks like some innocent snogging and her father busts them and gets violent. After some back and forth with social services Nisha, is basically lured out of protective custody by a phone call from her mother. Her father then drags her off to Pakistan and dumps her with his sister in Rawalpindi.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a horrific procedure done on very young girls in the Middle East and Africa. Unfortunately, we know that the procedure has also found its way to the US; I wrote about a case from April 2017 that is still in process.

In May 2018 a debate was held with three highly credible people engaged in this issue: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has formed a foundation to deal with this issue; M. Zuhdi Jasser, a well-known medical doctor, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and moderate Muslim practitioner; and Alan Dershowitz, civil rights attorney, who worked for a period with a group in Michigan that wanted to find a way to normalize a version of female genital mutilation. It was a fascinating debate (more of a discussion) that shines a light on why all of us should be concerned with this issue in this country. (It’s not available on video at this time.)

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I’ve read recently of numerous cases of Europeans facing jail for criticizing Islam. Here’s a typical example. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/sweden-71-year-old-man-prosecuted-for-hate-speech-for-criticizing-islam More

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I guess this shouldn’t surprise but when I saw it in my Sunday NY Post I think it got elevated in my mind. This wasn’t from FrontPage or Jihad Watch or one of those stalwarts that keep an eye on radical Islam, but from a major newspaper from a city and region that has a […]

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Add this to the list of how contemporary leaders continue to appease Islam. From the online Catholic magazine, Aleteia. Pope Francis received Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, in the Vatican on Tuesday, according to a report from the Holy See. This was the third meeting between the two men, […]

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So it’s been a busy few weeks in Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s consolidation of power has taken the traditional Middle Eastern form of arresting dissidents and rivals after checking in with the boss.

The dissidents presumably went to jail. The rivals are so far still alive, and being detained in a better class of accommodation at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton. Since their arrest was accompanied by a confiscation of assets valued at $33 billion (or even up to $1 trillion), one could argue that they’ve paid for it fair and square.

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Here are the bare facts of what the press in India is calling the “Kerala Love Jihad Case”: …Akhila Ashokan, a 24-year-old [Hindu] woman…converted to Islam in 2012 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in Salem, Kerala…. More

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