Category: Religion

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Glenn Greenwald: Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans’ Support for Israel

The primary reason evangelical Christians in the U.S. are so devoted to Israel is simple: their radical religious dogma teaches them that God demands this

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Nikos Raptis: ‘Strange’ States

Religion has been ‘used’ by the elites through history in a most brutal way for political and economic purposes

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Badri Raina: My God Problem

These thoughts are occasioned by my most recent week-long embrace of the valley of Kashmir (March 22-28), among whose people I am, despite some five decades or more of living in metropolitan India. My visits and my engagement with Kashmir remain relentless, and my language, despite a half century of marriage outside the Kahmiri fold, Read more…

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Bruno Jäntti: ‘Radicalization’ – A Buzzword Singling out Muslims?

Traveling from the EU or the US to Middle Eastern countries to willingly and knowingly take part in illegal military operations. Radicalisation? God forbid, no! Unless we are talking about Muslims, of course

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: The War Within Islam

International jihad, in part created and supervised by the U.S. to undermine the Soviet Union, has exacerbated divisions that are fuelling bloodshed

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Nikos Raptis: The Greeks Meet the WASPs

Any generalizations to the tune that “war is cruel, barbaric, etc. what should one expect?” are not only dishonest but a tacit acceptance of that cruelty and barbarism. I feel that we should be wary of the persons that react this way

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers

What’s the future of religious institutions in the U.S.? Answer: None

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Badri Raina: Mother Teresa

Do I, O soul of souls, see you weep
A tear of pity from above?

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Bruno Jäntti: American anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Racism

It seems that Hollywood knows no limits when it comes to dehumanizing Middle Eastern peoples and adherents of Islam

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Richard Falk: When a Terrorist Is Not a Terrorist

I find it deeply disturbing that while the Chapel Hill tragedy is given marginal media attention except among groups previously worried about Islamophobia and racism

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