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    A Murder By Any Other Name?

    Whenever I write about the realities of Islam in the United States, someone generally comes along and asks why I do not address the more contentious issues. While it is something of a Darfur vs. blowjobs, so to speak, there are, of course, issues that concern Muslims. One of the most talked-about is violence against women, specifically the crimes that…

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    The Troubling Case of Alexander Aan

    Recently, a petition has been circulating in support of Alexander Aan, an atheist who is currently on trial in Indonesia for having spoken out in favor of atheism and against Islam. A Facebook page has also cropped up. Maryam Namazie has been covering the case from the beginning and has posted an interview with Aan. Additionally, Atheist Alliance International is…

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    Zombie Muhammad vs. Zealot

    Last Halloween, an atheist named Ernest Perce┬ádressed up as Zombie Muhammad and joined a parade in Pennsylvania that also included a Zombie Pope and Zombie Jesus. A Muslim man, Talaag Elbayomy,┬ádecided that this was so offensive to him that he had to take action; he claimed that he thought there were laws against offending him. According to the officer who…

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    The Islam Dichotomy, Part 2: Sharia

    Terrorism is one thing that non-Muslims fear about Muslims, but there is another Arabic word besides “jihad” that has begun to make the rounds. Is the implementation of Sharia in the United States a credible threat?

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    The Islam Dichotomy, Part 1: Terrorism

    I’d like to see you weigh in on the Muslims are evil and scary vs. Muslims are no worse than Christians and demonizing them only helps Christians battle that occasionally flares up in the skeptical blogosphere. Is Islam a religion of peace or of leaving people in pieces? This question seems to be everywhere now. Between the neocon stance of…

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