Category: Religion

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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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Vijay Prashad: When New Atheism meets Islam

There is little acknowledgement that what has destroyed the cultural basis of northern Europe and part of the US heartland is not “Islam”, but the predatory nature of advanced capitalism

Marwan Bishara: Obama’s short memory

Obama said nothing about how proxy and other western wars have created the fertile grounds for the type of extremism that has been evolving and spreading in the Arab and Muslim world

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Richard Falk: On the North Carolina Killings

An interview on how to interpret the ghastly murder of three young Muslims living in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill

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John Feffer: ISIS Unites the World

Although many commentators have described ISIS as somehow less-than-human, it doesn’t come from outer space. It is decidedly a homegrown product of the turmoil that has engulfed two states

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Badri Raina: Obama: Insistent Truthteller

The intolerance of “Liberal Democracies” like America has tended to be as fundamentalist and barbaric as that of organized religious groups

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