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Pope Francis praises human rights and religious freedom

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Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext for violence and oppression, in his clearest denunciation yet of the Islamic state militants murdering their way across Syria and Iraq. (Photo: AP) “The pope made his comments during a one-day visit to Albania, during which he praised the good relations between its majority Muslim community and its ... Read More »

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

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We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Newsweek. (Photo: Redux) But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It ... Read More »

The New York Times Defends Al-Qaeda

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Why are some of the biggest Western mainstream media outlets, Gatestone(Raymond Ibrahim reports —especially the New York Times (NYT)—often apologetic, not only for radical Islamists, but for al-Qaeda, an organization responsible for, among other atrocities, killing nearly 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001? A recent NYT report titled “Abduction of Girls an Act Not Even Al Qaeda Can Condone” tries to ... Read More »

Many don’t want atheist in-laws


Brace yourself for family backlash if you plan to marry an atheist, RNS reports. A new Pew Research survey chiefly focused on political polarization also found Americans divided when someone in the family picks a nonbeliever to marry. READ: In mixed-faith marriages, focus on ‘values,’ not ‘beliefs’ (RNS) Atheists are the most unwanted future relative, by far. Nearly half (49 percent) of Americans ... Read More »

Got religion on campus? Leave it off your resume


Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly fewer job opportunities, RNS reports.  Two new sociology studies find new graduates who included a religious mention on a resume were much less likely to hear back from potential employers. The studies used fictitious resumes — with bland ... Read More »