from Oddly Enough Blog:

Sweet revenge against extremists?

June 7, 2011

Okay, here is another real news story that is so goofy I don't know what to make of it.

from FaithWorld:

Shi’ites say they endured reign of terror under martial law in Sunni-ruled Bahrain

June 1, 2011

(Martial law troops at Salmaniya Hospital in Manama March 18, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed)

from FaithWorld:

More Indonesian Islamists resorting to violence, anti-terror agency says

By Olivia Rondonuwu
March 31, 2011

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(Supporters of radical Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir chant "God is great", in support of their leader at his trial in a South Jakarta court March 10, 2011/Enny Nuraheni )

from FaithWorld:

Guestview: Why “militant Islam” is a dangerous myth

By Guest Contributor
February 9, 2011

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(A Palestinian gunman marches with a Koran and his rifle during a protest in Deir al-Balah September 25, 2002/Magnus Johansson )

from FaithWorld:

Qaeda threat to Egyptian Christians may stir militants

By Reuters Staff
November 3, 2010

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Militants may feel emboldened by an al Qaeda threat against Egypt's Christians, even if the network itself might struggle to mount such an assault.

from FaithWorld:

Fate of Iraqi Christians will worsen, Catholic experts fear

November 3, 2010

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With al-Qaeda declaring war on Christians in Iraq and no end to political instability in sight, Catholic experts on the Middle East fear the fate of the minority Christian community there will only worsen.

from Gregg Easterbrook:

Why we let our young soldiers die in Iraq and Afghanistan

July 8, 2010

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In Afghanistan and Iraq, United States forces are trying to fight a shadowy enemy that does not wear uniforms, while being told to protect corrupt governments. But here is the really disturbing parallel between the current conflicts and Vietnam: Washington is drawing out the troop presence in Afghanistan and Iraq long after any justification has expired, in order to postpone that moment when it must be admitted we did not succeed.

from India Insight:

Reactions to the Kasab verdict

May 6, 2010

A Mumbai court sentenced to death Pakistani citizen Mohammad Ajmal Kasab over the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Here are some reactions from people in New Delhi.

from The Great Debate:

Islam, terror and political correctness

By Bernd Debusmann
February 19, 2010

-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

from India Masala:

My Name is Khan: Gimmicky, average cinema

February 11, 2010

mnikThere is no easy way to say this. In spite of the hype surrounding it and for all the solidarity being expressed and the many, many hours of time and energy being spent  tweeting and talking about it -- "My Name is Khan" is a very average, ordinary film that goes as haywire as the debate surrounding it has gone.