The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges' "CAGED" project.
I am convinced that it is in the vital interest of Israel to make peace with the Palestinian people, and with the Arab world at large, before the dangerous infection of extreme ideology engulfs the entire region.
While there are zealots in every religion, it’s important to remember that these views are not representative of whole communities.
Apparently, being a loudmouth racist politician doesn't put you in the best place with your customers when you own a business; the rise of a "Jewish Islamic State" in the West Bank is quite alarming; and at this point, we should be able to eradicate AIDS, so why haven't we? These discoveries and more after the jump.
President Obama, speaking on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, condemned religious extremism in the Muslim world He then added, “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember thatslavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ”.
When American commentators complain that Muslim authorities have not sufficiently denounced the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, they show a profound ignorance of the current situation in the Middle East.
The Fox News commentators who say that the Muslim world is not doing enough to police its own extremist movements don’t actually seem to be reading the news.
Egyptian journalist Hilmy al-Namnam said last fall that some researchers had concluded that there were 2 million Egyptian atheists.