Category Archives: Current events

Sisi: the Man of Peace for Islam?

Earlier this year we wrote about the hope that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may be a man of peace. That idea was based on a couple of historical developments: On New Year’s Day 2015, Sisi spoke at Al-Azhar University … Continue reading

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Can We Say No? Are We Still Free?

Remember the “Just Say No” campaign? It was First Lady Nancy Reagan’s project in the 80s and 90s to “discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no. Eventually, the scope of the campaign expanded to … Continue reading

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FGM: Coming to a Community Near You?

“Women have no need for their genitalia …” “…unless you are a whore.” Those words were allegedly found in a pamphlet promoting sharia law in Britain. The article making the allegation, with this stark announcement, was sent to me by a … Continue reading

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The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage, part 2

The previous post included a quotation from Martin Luther King: Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter at the Supreme Court Today

Today’s Washington Post editorial is titled, “The Supreme Court Must Finish the Job on Same Sex Equality.” In it, we read: The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case widely expected to decide a great civil rights issue … Continue reading

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The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage

Events in the last few weeks in the United States may mark a turning point for religious freedom in the world. Enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution are these words: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment … Continue reading

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A Call To Prayer for the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on what may be the most important case in our lifetimes. It will consider whether to change the legal definition of marriage for the entire country with a ruling expected in … Continue reading

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Jihadists or Atheists: Which the Bigger Threat to Religious Freedom? part 2

In part 1 we suggested that religious freedom is under assault by the new atheists. “Surrender your freedom of religion and conscience or we will crush you!” Consider recent developments surrounding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The response … Continue reading

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Jihadists or New Atheists: Which the Bigger Threat to Religious Freedom?

We are witnessing an oppressive assault on religious freedom both here and abroad. The attack is coming from religious fundamentalists, jihadists in the East and secularists in the West. We cannot read or watch international news without seeing the persecution … Continue reading

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Singapore: The Fruit of Virtuous Leadership

It’s fashionable to consider “overpopulation” as a blight on a nation’s economic prospects. Ever since Malthus, elites have soberly warned us that too many people on too little land guarantees hunger and poverty. The recent death of Lee Kuan Yew is a fitting occasion to point … Continue reading

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