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This is about a distinguished physician, author and Muslim woman living in the U.S. who supports the controversial ban on burkas and facial coverings as imposed by the gutsy Sarkozy government in France.

Dr. Qanta Ahmed is the author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom. She is a board certified sleep disorders specialist at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York and Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). Previously, she has practiced medicine at the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and in the National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
In her writings, Dr. Ahmed identifies herself as a secular, or heterodox, Muslim who decries the culture of abayas and burkas. In this article (linked below) she talks about the history of veiling woman and the sense of oppression it imposes on Muslim women who yearn to be free and equal. Beware, her writings will cause some to reach for a dictionary, but her message is refreshing and pragmatic. Big words don’t impress a Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic

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Christmas is in the eyes of the beholder.

It means different things to different people, but all those things stem from one common denominator: Love.

To much of the world, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of a child who Christians believe to be the son of God. Without that fundamental reality, there would never have been any such thing as Christmas.

To another great part of the world, even among people who do not call themselves Christians, Christmas means a national holiday when family and friends can come together at least one time of the year and look each other in the eyes and say “I love you.”

It is a time for children of all races, faiths and nationalities to anticipate fun, attention, toys, and to witness the family experience at its height. It’s also a time for mythical characters, like Santa and Rudolf.

It is a time of giving, whether it be gifts, food or expressions of love and appreciation.

It is a time of good music and jolly spirits.

It is a great time for retailers to boost the economy and reap the rewards of good business.

It is a time of sparkling lights …

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Some atheists do all they can to wreck whatever respect they might have garnered over the years.

I am not a Christian, I am not religious, I follow no organized faith. I think atheists have as much right to not believe in God as theists have to believe. Most atheists (and agnostics) live quiet, decent lives, work hard, pay taxes, send their kids to schools and are basically kind and good to others.

Then, there are the idiots who just have to show their posteriors.

This year, the American Atheists Group has paid $20,000 to erect a sign on the New Jersey Turnpike which states in large letters: “You KNOW it’s a myth; This season, celebrate REASON.” The sign also depicts the three wise men on camels as a silhouette arriving at the manger. Now, what is that supposed to accomplish?

The president of the group, David Silverman, stated that their purpose was to attract closet atheists to come out of the closet. He also made challenging remarks such as, “If the religious right wants a war on Christmas, this is what they’re going to get.” Huh?

Just what we need in America, when a stealth Jihad is in process …

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Happy Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa is a holiday that competes against the commercialization of Christmas. It starts December 26th and lasts for one week. Let’s all celebrate.

Wait. We cannot all celebrate, because Kwanzaa is a holiday exclusive to black people. But that’s okay. Folks are entitled to have holidays that celebrate their race, just like congress is entitled to have a special caucus that excludes whites.

Cynicism aside, let’s take a closer look at this newly invented holiday which thirteen percent of the U.S. population are eligible to celebrate, while according to recent stats, it is actually recognized by 1.6 percent.

In researching Kwanzaa on line, folks will learn that this holiday was founded in 1966 by a fellow named Ron Everett, AKA Maulana Karenga. They will also tell you that Mr. Karenga is the director of black studies at California State U. in Long Beach. Sounds prestigious enough.

What the articles fail to mention is that Karenga was also a founder of the Black Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers of the 1960s. United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. They openly declared their hatred for …

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I am not a Christian. That’s because I have personal views that differ with the Gospels of Christianity. I also differ in views with the Old Testament. So, I don’t align myself with any organized religion. However, I have great love and respect for Christians in general. All my grown kids are Christian.

This article is about fundamental differences between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Not their Deity, but the actions, their compassion and their impact on the world.

I’ve actually heard some people say — people who have enjoyed the fruits of living as an American all their lives — that they are more afraid of Christians, than they are Muslims. That Christians are the real problem in the world! They say, there is more to fear from Catholics than Islamists. Some, of course, also hate Jews and claim they are the filth of planet Earth, and would gladly see Israel destroyed, and the world rid of the Jewish faith.

Ironically, some of those people are college educated and world traveled.

So, let’s start checking the scorecard by evaluating which of the religious groups are among the more humanitarian throughout the world. And, we’ll also check and see who is

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I don’t post these articles because I’m a Christian. I’m not a Christian. But I am a lover of Christians in general, my kids are all Christians. I see Christians doing good and generous things for millions of downtrodden all over the world, no matter their religion. Christian ministries feed the poor and hungry and provide medical aid to women and children all over Africa, Asia and South America. I don’t see the Muslims doing that for anyone other than Muslims.

Sure, some Christian ministries proselytize, but so what. They are helping the disadvantaged, rather than sitting by and doing nothing. They are there out there – by the thousands — at their own sacrifice to feed and care for suffering.  

I am also a lover of Jews and Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists and Hindu, or any group of people who are content to practice their faith in freedom without imposing dogma upon others, and with respect for the faiths of others. It’s not about tolerance. It’s about respect.

“Tolerance” pertains to putting up with what you don’t like. We tolerate traffic jams and rude people. “Respect,” in contrast, refers to showing honor and esteem.A good friend told me that Muslims

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In 2007, Muslims in Gaza went on a rampage against Christians destroying crosses and burning Bibles. There are 2.2 billion Christians in the world. Those who knew about it were certainly offended. Yet, the world of Christianity did not whoop and holler like screaming jungle monkeys threatening to riot and kill innocent people.

Click here: Christians in Gaza Fear for Their Lives

Approximately 10,000 Christians were killed by Muslims in Indonesia — that “moderate” Islamic country — between 1998 and 2003, and about 1,000 churches were burned down — including their Bibles — all for no other reason but that they were Christian. It barely made the newspapers. Christians were appalled. Yet, the world was not held hostage by threats of violence against Muslims.

Click here: Christians face jail for giving treats

In 1987, an eccentric artist of questionable character dunked a crucifix complete with the image of Christ, into a jar of urine and took a picture for all to see and admire. Christians everywhere were aghast. I don’t remember that artist being subjected to pleas by national leaders to refrain, because Christians would erupt into violence.

Click here: Piss Christ – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 2006, an

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