Posts tagged "osama bin laden"

After Bin Laden, A Call for Religious Freedom

"In short, every place where Osama bin Laden fled had either perpetrated or tolerated world-class violations of religious freedom and other human rights." -- Leonard Leo and Don Argue at The Hill

Violence and Memory

Getting the man is almost mythological. by David Morgan Late one night the President of the United States suddenly appears on television. In our post-9/11 world, the first guess about why is a terrorist attack. It’s too late in the evening for a planned appearance. I brace for images and bad news. But the President announces the death...

Celebrity Reaction to Osama’s Death, And Its Dangers

I am embarassed to admit this (really quite embarrassed) but I learned about Osama Bin laden's assasination from Paris Hilton. I fell asleep at 10 pm on Sunday night and when I woke up in the morning I rolled over and opened my Twitter feed. There it was: @ParisHilton: Just landed back in LA, so happy...

Perverse Irony of the War on Terror

From Matthieu Aikins at Foreign Policy Magazine:
Indeed, the Global War on Terror has illustrated the troubling contradictions that underpin our age: That the West's attractions of modernity, material progress, and liberalism can prove unsatisfying to smart and ambitious young men; that our allies in the Muslim world might be among the greatest sources of...

Reactions to the Death of Osama bin Laden

On this day after the announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, we collect reactions from religion scholars and journalists, including Jeremy Walton, Noah Jaffe Silverman and Brigitte Sion. Late last night, on a return flight from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion biannual meetings, I was stirred from my sleep...

Osama Bin Laden, Dead

Typing this, I hesitate.  Is this a mere death?  An assassination?  A murder?  And if not the latter, why not?  Mass murderers and perpetrators of genocide have been brought to trial, yet the U.S. now abandons established paths of justice.  They've "taken him out."  Have we already tried bin Laden in our media, determined him...

Daily Links 02 November 2004

For Those About to Rock Billboard: GOP would rather you did not rock the vote, thank you very much. Bush/Cheney evidently prefer punk: Ohio GOP poll challengers slam the vote. Christian Right Packs It Up, Calls It A Day Liberals getting giddy — and delusional. Village Voice, two hours ago, “What If Kerry Wins”: “The Christian...