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Ask a muslim has a new feature where you can ask a muslim various questions about their religion. Interesting stuff, but the guy answering is a moderate, so expect moderation. Except when it comes to jews, naturally.

Second to last

Science blog pharyngula has yet another disturbing post regarding attitudes about evolution. The results of a new study, indicates that Americans are lagging far behind (second only to Turkey) the rest of the world in terms of sophistication about (i.e. acceptance of) the theory of evolution. The study suggests that in addition to being uneducated […]


I never thought that a person would be persecuted for being a member of the Church of the SubGenius, but alas it has happened. A woman has lost custody of her child allegedly based on her membership in the Church. Astounding.

Anti-Semitic Cartoons

In response to the craziness over the Danish cartoons, an Israeli artist and comic publisher has sponsored an Anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest. As a Jewish friend of mine put it “anything you can do, we can do better.” Clearly the whole thing is thoroughly tounge-in-cheek: “Sandy is now in the process of arranging sponsorships of large […]

Excellent Piece on the Cartoon Controversy

The Geman magazine Spiegel has an excellent piece by Ibn Warraq about why the West must not back down.

Hitchens on the Cartoons

Christopher Hitchens posts a spot on response to the cartoon controversy. He 100% hits the nail on the head in my opinion.


As I mentioned in the previous post, one way to combat the Islamic fascists is to fight fire with fire, hence, the Illustrated Koran project idea. A similarly inspired post over at Infinite Monkeys suggests putting images of Mohammed all over cyberspace. Reading up on wikipedia about the controversy, I came across the following “Section […]

Graven Images, Part III

If you want to see what this is all about, I suggest a visit to the Mohammed Image Archive. You can decide for yourself just how offensive the cartoons really are. Then, you can recognize that it doesn’t matter how offensive you think they are, because somewhere in your mind, pehaps in the back of […]

Graven Images, Part II

The Boston Globe has a piece on the current flap titled “We Are All Danes Now.” It’s a good start, but I think the author misses the point; he uses the words ‘radical Islam.’ That’s begging the question – if what we are seeing is radical Islam, where exactly is the moderate Islam? Well, as […]

The Illustrated Koran

One of the trends I’ve observed in this culture, even is this world, is the notion that people have a right not to be offended. An apology for any offense seems to be a foregone conclusion, be it from a publication or a politician. The tendency to cave in to extreme elements and apologize for […]