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Left Over: Canadian Kindness Trumps Captain Combover

Syrian refugee family to benefit from couple cancelling big wedding Samantha Jackson, Farzin Yousefian accepted donations in lieu of gifts when they tied the knot at city hall CBC News Posted: Nov 19, 2015 7:50 PM ET Last Updated: Nov … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Canadian Kindness Trumps Captain Combover

Left Over: A Secular Choice…..and the Right to Choose

Niqab controversy: Judge struck down ban without referring to charter Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani woman and devout Muslim, seeks to wear niqab during citizenship oath

By Mark Gollom, CBC News Posted: Mar 16, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 16, 2015 5:20 AM ET

An intelligent decision by this judge, based . . . → Read More: Left Over: A Secular Choice…..and the Right to Choose

Left Over: The Veil of Oppression?

Hair is the western woman’s veil The west is fixated on Muslim veils, but all women’s hair is bound in ideals of femininity, and a source of male judgment Arwa Mahdawi theguardian.com, Friday 10 January 2014 15.23 GMT

Give me a head with hair Long beautiful hair Shining streamin’ steamin’ Flaxen waxen Give me it . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Veil of Oppression?

Five of Five: "Calgary Muslims to campaign against controversial film"

A local Muslim organization is speaking out against a controversial anti-Muslim film. The group will be out this weekend, going door to door in a campaign to enable Calgarians to understand why the film has offended so many. It’s good that they’re t… . . . → Read More: Five of Five: "Calgary Muslims to campaign against controversial film"

Cowichan Conversations: Only Christian Chaplains Will Be Available To Prison Inmates

Here is another post from Cowichan Conversations contributor, Dorothy Field.

Dorothy Field

 

We used to say religious freedom was bedrock to our Canadian way, but no longer. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cutting part-time chaplain services to federal prisoners who happen to be Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddist, Wiccan, Jewish or any other belief. . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Only Christian Chaplains Will Be Available To Prison Inmates

Five of Five: Draw Mohammed Day 2012

I forgot today was the third annual Draw Mohammed Day, a popular internet movement born out of frustration with violent reactions to simple parodies such as cartoons. While I had mixed feelings about it, on the whole I think these kind of movements are quite appropriate. Islam is one of the last ideologies in the . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Draw Mohammed Day 2012

bastard.logic: They’re (Still) Just Not That Into You

Sorry, Evangelicals:

Only one in five Jewish Americans holds favorable views of those aligned with the Christian right, a category that includes most of Israel’s evangelical supporters.

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The survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and published April 3, asked Jewish respondents to rate the favorability of several religious groups. Mormons received a . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: They’re (Still) Just Not That Into You