Archive: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010
So what if Jones's act offends the radical Islamicists? Our culture every day is a recruiting bonanza for al Qaeda. So as we observe 9/11, let us remember that the hijackers took down the Twin Towers but their target was our constitutional order. Instead of burning Korans, let's embrace our Constitution.
By Marci Hamilton | September 10, 2010; 1:46 PM ET | Comments (18)
The media has made Terry Jones. The media can unmake him. And they should - after all, there's a real enemy out there to challenge, to shame, and to defeat.
By David French | September 10, 2010; 1:37 PM ET | Comments (3)
Why is modesty coming back to (of all places) high fashion?
By Katherine Boyle | September 10, 2010; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (5)
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." It turns out the reverse is also true. A small group of religious bigots can also change the world and even hijack a faith tradition. We've learned this lesson before. After all, it was a small group of Islamic fundamentalists who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. Now, nine years later, a small group of Christian fundamentalists are causing an international crisis.
By Rev. Chuck Currie | September 9, 2010; 2:33 PM ET | Comments (43)
Mr. Jones, you say you want to be radical? Don't burn Korans. Follow Jesus by loving your enemies and praying for those who persecute you.
By Jimmy Trent | September 9, 2010; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (1)
In accordance with recently passed legislation, the Obama administration is developing an inter-agency framework and strategy that seeks to end the cross-border violence caused by the LRA. While this new bill brings hope to many, this strategy must avoid repeating past military failures that only resulted in death, displacement and entrenchment of the conflict.
By Odama, Ochola | September 9, 2010; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (0)
This year at Rosh Hashanah, special sensitivity is required while giving our friends the traditional New Year greeting, "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year," because for millions of Americans, it has not been a good year, nor are there any prospects of a near-term economic recovery
By Rabbi Marvin Hier | September 8, 2010; 8:20 PM ET | Comments (5)
For more than 30 years in Washington, DC, as a full-time correspondent for major Arabic newspapers and magazines in the Middle East, I haven't fasted Ramadan in a Muslim country. Before, I did in many Muslim countries and mostly in Sudan, my native country. I have missed some of the rituals and traditions, but recently, thanks to modern technology, I feel a little close.
By Mohammad Ali Salih | September 8, 2010; 7:39 PM ET | Comments (1)
9/11 mosque opponents are not dehumanizing Muslims. They are not advocating their forcible suppression or elimination. They are not opposing the construction of mosques and the practice of Muslim worship. Rather, they oppose a deeply suspect and breathtakingly insensitive proposal to build this mosque in this place.
By Morton A. Klein, Dr. Daniel Mandel | September 8, 2010; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (15)
Unfortunately, the High Holiday services are both the best-attended and among the least accessible of all services on the Jewish calendar.
By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky | September 8, 2010; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
I believe Deepak Chopra's novel about the Prophet does the world a great service. In the midst of escalating suspicion of Islam, the book humanizes the religion's leader for those who do not yet know him, a man adored by billions.
By Dalia Mogahed | September 7, 2010; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (12)