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The Ku Klux Klan vs. Muslim extremists

In a recent column for Time (These Terrorist Attacks Are Not About Religion), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar put it bluntly: “When the Ku Klux Klan burns a cross in a black family’s yard, Christians aren’t required to explain how these aren’t really Christian … Continue reading

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Smart device overkill

I own a smart TV. Among other things, I can use it to connect to Netflix, with no other device needed. I also have a smart Blu-ray player. It too includes an option to select Netflix, as well as a … Continue reading

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Giving religion the respect it deserves

If a religion finds a particular action offensive to its beliefs, shouldn’t we at least attempt to avoid the action, if only out of a show of respect? In the wake of yesterday’s massacre at a Paris newspaper, the public’s … Continue reading

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Paris shooting and “extremist groups”

As reported in today’s New York Times, “masked gunmen burst into the Paris offices of a French satirical newspaper (Charlie Hebdo) and killed 12 people, including top journalists and two police officers.” A cry of “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for … Continue reading

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