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Children at risk of radicalisation to double

Source: Telegraph By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor Lure of Syria and Isil blamed for sharp increase in children referred to Channel counter-radicalisation programme The number of children and teenagers being…

Why We Cannot Settle for a Secular Society

Faith Street.com: In a famous 1863 speech, President Lincoln said, “We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace . . . and we…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Orders Removal Of Ten Commandments Monument From State Capitol

Epigraph: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right…

Gay Marriage: A Christian Response

Source: The Huffington Post By Barbara Kay Lundblad; Ordained minister, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America We asked people about the relevancy of marriage. “The court now holds that same-sex couples may…

Video: Malaysian gymnast faces criticism for immodest dress

Malaysian Gymnast faces co controversy A Malaysian Muslim gymnast faces backlash from conservative Muslims for her gymnastics leotard. CNN’s Azadeh Ansari reports.…

How White Christians Used The Bible To Oppress Black People

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/22/2015 4:43 pm How White Christians Used The Bible — And Confederate Flag — To Oppress Black People On Jan. 4, 1861,…

Sikh Student’s Right To Serve In ROTC And Wear His Turban Upheld By US Court

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/15/2015  A Sikh college student will now be able to pursue his dream of serving in the U.S. Army, without being forced…

How Secularism Can Help Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Op Ed by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Rohingyas and Ahmedis

Source: The Daily Times By Yasser Latif Hamdani While Ahmedis can get passports as citizens of Pakistan, the officially sanctioned Muslims of Pakistan have to certify on the passport application…

NY Times Op-Ed: The Prospects for Polygamy

Source: NY Times By Ross Douthat ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America. The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change…

Pakistan: Why the urban-based clerical establishment grows bolder by the day

By Pervez Hoodbhoy Source: Dawn.com When Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed spoke at the Karachi Arts Council on May 3, he stated the self-evident. Without explicitly naming madressahs, he said large…

NY Times: Head Scarves Before the Supreme Court

Source: NY Times By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JUNE 2, 2015 “This is really easy,” Justice Antonin Scalia said on Monday morning as he announced the Supreme Court’s 8-to-1 decision in favor…

Rouhani clashes with Iranian clergy over women arrested for ‘bad hijab’

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Religion Doesn’t Create Terrorists – Society Does.

The Huffington Post: By Dale Hansen; Political blogger, Detroit News The recent motor cycle gang violence in Texas has many wondering why the media isn’t talking about things like white-on-white crime; why…

TMT Promoting Islam as Religion in Americas and US Constitution as Governance

Epigraph: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right…

Pakistan Supreme Court Seeking Secularism to End Sectarianism

Pakistan Today: Justice Qazi Faiz Essa says govt will have to go back to original Constitution to abolish sectarianism Objectives Resolution not part of Constitution: Supreme Court The Supreme Court…

The Muslim Times Continued Pursuit for Secularism in Every Country of the World

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Why religion will dominate the 21st century

Source: The Week By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, who is a writer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His writing has appeared at Forbes, The Atlantic, First Things, Commentary Magazine,…

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