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Tag Archives: Islam
Saskatoon woman fears stoning if returned to Pakistan
Unfortunately, Jamila Bibi was sent to Toronto on the 16th of September to catch a flight home. The 65 year old originally came to Canada in 2007 to escape claims of adultery that she says are false, says her lawyer, … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, current events, religiosity Tagged deportation, human rights, Islam, Pakistan, religion, Saskatoon, women's rights 3 Comments
Holy Allah on a dress, Batman! Book ’em, Danno!
That’s how seriously I take this case. I can make bad jokes about it. Sadly, it’s no joke. Salman Khan of Bollywood fame runs a non-profit organization in India called Being Human. The website isn’t well designed but it advertises … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged Allah, charities, controversy, fashion, India, Islam, police, religion Comments Off on Holy Allah on a dress, Batman! Book ’em, Danno!
Animal rights over religious rights in Denmark? That’s interesting.
To say the least… European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, consumerism, In the Media, religiosity Tagged animal rights, controversy, Denmark, faith, food, halal, Islam, Judaism, kosher, laws, religious practices Comments Off on Animal rights over religious rights in Denmark? That’s interesting.
Quotable opinion that matches mine
It’s from Heather Mallick’s recent piece for the Toronto Star, discussing her atheism in tandem with her approach to journalism and human rights. She notes religion has never been a big blip on her radar but I think she’s wrong … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, In the Media, religiosity Tagged beliefs, children, controversy, human rights, Islam 2 Comments
“…a crass and pathetic attempt to gain publicity.
As such, it really should be ignored.” I’m quoting from the Baptist Press and their article about the Backyard Skeptics, a group in California that chose today to point to the bible’s most immoral passages and symbolically do something about … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, culture, In the Media, religiosity, skepticism Tagged atheism, beliefs, bible, Christianity, controversy, faith, Islam, Koran, protests, skepticism 2 Comments
Ramadan is no excuse to not pay parking tickets
The end of Ramadan is today and devout Muslims filled the nearby sports stadium and its parking lot this morning for some sort of celebratory service. More of their cars filled our work parking lot and the grass and sand … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, religiosity Tagged crime, Islam, laws, Saskatoon 3 Comments
Atheists should never stop attacking prayer (part 2)
This was going to be part of part 1 but I changed my mind once I realized how long it would wind up being. The following opinion piece is by Pastor C.A. Cowart, of Winter Haven, Florida. Recently I was … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged atheism, churches, human rights, Islam, lawsuits, politics, prayer, religon, schools 7 Comments
Quotable Deepak Chopra (sorry)
I like what he writes here about the conflicts between Islam and Christian sentiments in an article titled What would Jesus do about Islam? These uprisings are part of a global phenomenon, the rise of the dispossessed. People don’t emerge … Continue reading
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Terry Jones, book burning, and the need to remain critical
I’ve been reading what others have written about Terry Jones and his decision to post a video of himself putting the Koran on trial and then burning the thing. He couldn’t have known what the Muslim reaction would be a … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged books, Islam, murder, politics, violence Comments Off on Terry Jones, book burning, and the need to remain critical