Turks and pizza

By 1944, Stalin's fear of a Soviet Union divided into different nationalities led to a policy of deportations of entire peoples he considered to be even potentially disloyal. ... Between November 15 and 17, 1944, Soviet troops forcibly removed approximately 100,000 Muslims from the Meskhetian ... Continue reading

A rose by any other name…?

Catholic Bishop Martinus "Tiny" Muskens of the Netherlands — a uniter, not a divider — has suggested that we could bring the world's three major religions closer together if everyone used the Islamic name for God — Allah. Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on ... Continue reading

One of these things is not like the others…

There is a certain school of thought among post-modernists that it is impolitic to make distinctions and differences that set people apart, especially when it comes to religion. What the banal expression "there are many ways to God" really means is "can't we all just get along?" Pope Benedict is ... Continue reading

Shari’ah nation

There are good reasons to believe that the violence over the Danish cartoons is more political than religious. Syria seems to be playing a major role, and the Syrian government cares far less about defending Islam than securing its own power. Iran may be using the cartoons to draw attention away ... Continue reading

Is nothing sacred?

Post-modernism enjoys mocking the sacred. The "artist" Andres Serrano won acclaim for sinking a crucifix in a urine-filled jar. Chris Ofili got applause for covering the Virgin Mary with elephant dung. The Da Vinci Code imagines Jesus hitched to Mary Magdalene. The Book of Daniel depicts Jesus as a ... Continue reading

A Muslim response to London

Catez at All Things 2 All is once again on the leading edge. She has been reading a blog by Ahmad, a London Muslim who writes under the name Iraqi Expat. Ahmad is part of a growing number of moderate Muslims who are horrified by Islamic extremism and are beginning to say so. In a post titled ... Continue reading

Jesus: Myth or Messiah?

God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. ... All who proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. —1 John 4:9,15, NLT The Christians say that the Messiah is the Son of God. That is ... Continue reading