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Muslims retaliate against Jones Koran burning

I hope the “Reverend” Terry Jones is happy now.  In the aftermath of the recent stunt in which he orchestrated a burning of the Koran, angry Afghans–apparently unable to find any Americans to murder–have killed at least 12 UN workers. … Continue reading

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Terry Jones burns Quran

Remember Terry Jones, the handle-barred nutjob from Florida who raised a global ruckus when he threatened to burn a Quran on the 9th anniversary of 9/11?  He’s at it again, or rather he was at it.  After laying low for … Continue reading

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International Burn a Qur’an Day

First let’s get something out of the way: International Burn a Qur’an Day was never even close to an international event.  It was always only going to be a little bonfire on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, organized by pastor … Continue reading

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Getting all “historical-critical” on the Koran

Hot on the heels of our conversation with scholar Bart Ehrman on the historical-critical method of studying the Bible comes this commentary in the New York Times from journalist Nicholas D. Kristof, in which he points out the growing movement … Continue reading

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With allies like these, who needs enemies?

Since 2001, the US and Pakistan have been, ostensibly, allies in the struggle against Islamic extremists.  The reconstructed government of neighboring Afghanistan is also, again ostensibly, our ally.  So how is it that the Pakistanis are allowing the Taliban in … Continue reading

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