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Pope Benedict XVI
AP/ Jens Meyer

Sam Harris: ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks

The bestselling author of “The End of Faith” responds to Pope Benedict XVI’s speech on the interplay between faith and reason. Harris: “It is ironic that a man who has just disparaged Islam as ‘evil’ and ‘inhuman’ before 250,000 onlookers and the world press is now talking about a ‘genuine dialogue of cultures.’ ”

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Pakistan’s Parliament Slams Pope Over Islam Remarks

The country’s lawmakers passed a unanimous resolution condemning Pope Benedict XVI and seeking an apology for what they called his “derogatory” comments about Islam.

  • Also, Muslim leaders in Turkey, Gaza and India are piling on.
  • Read the full text of the pope’s speech.

  • Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Pope Benedict XVI
    From asquithberowraparishes.org.au

    Muslims Assail Pope’s Remarks on Islam

    Pope Benedict XVI began a speech in Germany by quoting a 14th-century Byzantine emperor as saying, ?Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.? Many Muslim leaders are not happy. (h/t: Huff Po)

    Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Who’s Serious Now?

    Conservative columnist Andrew Sullivan sparked a lot of debate by writing recently that Dems aren’t offering any alternatives to the GOP’s failed method of fighting the so-called war on terror. Oh yeah? Some Dems beg to differ:

  • A dead-on, serious response
  • A wickedly satirical response

  • Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Bin Laden Releases Another Tape

    This time he’s railing against the U.S. for cutting off aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government.

    Posted on Apr 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Suicide Bombers Kill 57 in Iraq

    The carnage continues—this time near a Sunni prayer service.

    Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Playboy_Jakarta
    AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

    Tame Version of Playboy Hits Jakarta Stands

    Islamic hard-liners called the magazine a form of moral terrorism, despite the fact that there are no nude photos in it.
    This is reminiscent of what happened in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain when titillating material quickly appeared and then spread like kudzu.
    Liberties will always rush to fill a vacuum, just not necessarily in the way favored by religious fundamentalists.

    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Christian Afghan Freed, but Issue Remains

    Afghan authorities are planning on releasing the man who faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity, but they will base the action on a technicality. So a showdown with the U.S. still looms.

    Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Radio Host: I Have No Tolerance For Islam

    In light of the possible death sentence faced by the Afghan who converted to Christianity, a popular secular radio talk show host sounds off about the insanity of faith….

    Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Judge_holds_bible
    AP

    Afghan Could Get Death for Becoming a Christian

    He converted to Christianity 16 years ago as an aid worker in Pakistan, an offense punishable by death under Sharia law. (Above: A judge holds the accused’s Bible.)
    If you’re shaking your head over this resurgence of religious fundamentalism, check out this earlier story on the Taliban’s return to Afghanistan.

    Posted on Mar 20, 2006 READ MORE



    From Wikipedia.org

    Sam Harris on the Reality of Islam

    “The truth about Islam is as politically incorrect as it is terrifying: Islam is all fringe and no center,” writes America’s most prominent secularist in a challenging and provocative new essay.
    UPDATE: Harris responds to a deluge of comments and some criticism.

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Andrew Sullivan on the Cartoon Furor

    Sullivan, whose N.Y. Times Magazine essay on the connection between Islam and 9/11 was perhaps the best ever mainstream treatment on the subject, now takes on the Islamic cartoon controversy. | essay
    Also, a German journalist talks about his mixed feelings about running the cartoons in his paper. | Op-Ed

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Audit Lays Bare Bush’s Myopia, Naivete on Iraqi Insurgency

    Rebuilding efforts have been crippled in part because “American intelligence failed to predict the brutal insurgency,” says the congressional report. | story
    Really, did anyone think the president was the right man to play God in the oldest powder keg on Earth?

    Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


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