Posts tagged "religious tolerance"

Multiculturalism gave us Jihad

In his review of Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to Jihad:  The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath, Dan Margolis argues that tolerance for other faiths and cultures -- multiculturalism -- has prevented liberals from successfully working for or even believing in absolute human rights.  Posted at Guernica:
Of course, most Muslims are not terrorists, so the...

Creationists on the Ballot

The Sensuous Curmudgeon makes a tally of some of the more prominent creationists on the ballot for state elections the coming weeks.  You've got Joan Heffington who's running against Sam Brownback in Kansas, for vote on August 3.  There's Terry Hemple running for county school board in Florida, for vote on August 9.  It's...

Learning from Iraq’s Struggle for Religious Tolerance

Three months after elections in Iraq, a new Prime Minister has not yet been selected to form a new government. Accusations of fraud still surround the election and Ayad Allawi's secular (but Sunni-dominated) coalition is struggling against the Shiite opposition, led by Nouri al Maliki, to keep a grip on its narrow margin of...

Making Good Islam

30 December 2005 There’s something to be said for being forthright. The Opinion Journal, The Wall Street Journal’s conservative op-ed pages, has long approached the “Muslim problem” by implying a distinction between “good” and “bad” Islam. Today’s contributing commentator, Abdurrahman Wahid, the former president of Indonesia and an advisor to an international anti-terrorism and anti-religious...