The Last Temptation of Shazia:’s Priya Jain interviews controversial female Muslim stand-up comic, Shazia Mirza, whose act — often focusing on politics and Muslim tradition (“‘The women in my family all use the same passport'”) — has garnered a number of death threats for the 28-year old teetotaling virgin.

“We are not single issue voters.” Sojourners wonders about the other religious campaign issues. (Thanks to Except for These Chains.)

Hurricane theology: Jamaican Christian ministers are contending that God answered thousands of prayers by redirecting Hurricane Ivan away from the island, while the Daily Kos has recanted on his earlier theory that God was using the storms to bolster Bush’s poll-numbers, and has now decided that God is, in fact, very angry with Florida. Here’s the proof.