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Tag Archives: Islam

Islam: Why Would You Want Apostates in Your Religion

According to multiple studies, most Muslims believe apostasy is punishable by death as in, if a person says that they don’t want to be a Muslim anymore, then it is … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Islam: Yay or Nay for Haaj Protests

There was an interesting story in the Pakistani English newspaper, The Dawn, the other day about Syrian Hajj pilgrims protesting against Bashar al-Assad while hurling pebbles at the Satan pillars. … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Terrorism: Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and Salman Rushdie

The recent offer by Ghulam Ahmad Bilour (GABbie), Pakistan’s federal railways minister, of $100,000 to anyone who would assassinate the maker of “Innocence of Muslims” reminds me of the time … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Citizens Offended by Words Burn Their Own House Down

As someone who does not live in Pakistan, I consistently enjoy watching developments within its borders. I assume, however, that for people living in the country the daily idiocy isn’t … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Egypt: Never Send a Botanist to do a Biologist’s Job

Today’s New York Times has an interesting story about some of the social programs being implemented in the post-Arab Spring Egypt. The article focuses on pre-marital counseling sessions that are … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment