Posts tagged "terrorism"

Sinful Tavis Smiley

Letters to Michael Getler, Ombudsman for PBS, after show host Tavis Smiley said that Christians were as responsible for a comparable number of terrorist attacks in the US as Muslims: "I am ashamed that PBS would sponsor the uninformed or outright lying as was perpetrated by Tavis Smiley on his recent program. In stating that...

Daily Links October 5 2004

Forensic Theology, Ideological Surveillance Would Osama bin Laden call his enemies foreign “agents” or “infidels”? Would he speak of 9/11 as an “event” or a “raid”? Would Abu Musab al-Zarqawi quote the 13th Century anti-Shiite religious leader, Ibn Taymiyya, in a screed against the United States? The Atlantic Monthly’sStephen Grey reports on the growing importance of religion...

09 September 2004 Daily Links

A car bomb detonated outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta killed nine and wounded 173 just before Indonesia’s presidential election and two days before the anniversary of 9/11. Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asian terror group linked to al-Qaida, reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was punishing Australia for its involvement in the war...

01 September 2004 Daily Links

We here at The Revealer are such malcontents. Take the RNC. We’re not happy with the way the press is (not) covering religion at the convention from the inside, and we’re not happy with the way the press is covering (up) religion outside. Latest case in point is that of the New York tabloids, which put the...

28 August 2004 Daily Links

‘I want people to judge me on my deeds, not how I try to define myself as a religious person of words.'” Go on, guess. A study of congressional voting patterns over the last 25 years shows that religious affiliation helps create an ideological divide between Republicans and Democrats that virtually ensures a partisan split on...

13 July 2004 Daily Links

An Australian man accused of trying to hijack a commercial aircraft to crash it into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in northern Tasmania, yesterday told a court that he believed he was on a mission from God and that the hijacking would rid the world of the Devil. Read more Danish pastor Thorkild Grosboell faces an ecclesiastic...