The clergyman, author and activist discusses Christian fundamentalism, Donald Trump and media mogul Pat Robertson.
As Paris mourns its dead, critics of President Obama's caution in the fight against Islamic State are full of sound and fury But those who throw around such words as "weak" and "feckless" should tell us if they support the logical alternative: sending in tens of thousands of US troops.
A day after Israel clashed with protesters along four borders, professional fearmonger Glenn Beck announced his attempt to bring thousands of supporters to his "Rally to Restore Courage" in Jerusalem this August, urging his conservative base to get more involved in the region's politics. (more)
The Guardian reports that Islamist groups, including at least one illegal organization linked to the Mumbai terror attacks, are going to the aid of Pakistan's flood victims while the government scrambles to cope with the disaster.
Sayed Parwez Kaambakhsh, a 23-year-old Afghan student, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy because of an article he downloaded from the Internet. The verdict has aroused outrage around the world, and top U.S. and European officials have spoken with the Afghan government. However, some worry that international pressure could back Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the nation's religious fundamentalists into a corner and therefore ensure that the execution is carried out.
Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England, emphatically criticizes the teaching of creationism in schools.
The largely ineffectual interim leader is now set to take formal control of the country. He is backed by theocratic Shiites in Iran and the rabidly anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr in Iraq. A theocratic state, virulently hostile to U.S. interests? Right now Ahmad Chalabi is almost starting to look good in comparison. | story
Televangelist and other fundamentalists negotiating with Jewish tourism officials to erect complex by Sea of Galilee. story