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Bill Longstaff: ISIS and the grand imam—not so different

That ISIS is a scourge of major proportions is agreed on across the globe. Driven by some religious mania, they persecute other religions, behead infidels, burn enemies alive—all with sickening zeal and an obsession with publicity. Other Muslims are as outraged as any of us. A host of Arab governments and Muslim religious authorities have . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: ISIS and the grand imam—not so different

Just another day on the religious war front

Woke up the day after Christmas to read to following headlines:

National Review: “Silent Night”, Mark Steyn on the ‘War on Christians’.

Associated Press: “Nun’s remains miraculously healed New York woman, Vatican says”.

Reuters: “Islamists kill dozens in Nigeria Christmas bombs”.

Atlas Shrugs: “EGYPT’S MAIN PRO-SHARIA ISLAMIC SUPREMACIST PARTIES TAKE 65% OF . . . → Read More: Just another day on the religious war front

Bully Away The Gay is A-OK, According To Religious Wingnuts

Religious zealots like the Charles McVetys of this world are getting more certifiable by the day as they pervert religion further. Well, now some of these zealots have really outdone themselves this time around as they are opposing an anti-bullying bill tabled by the McGuinty government, as they think it’s some weird radical . . . . . → Read More: Bully Away The Gay is A-OK, According To Religious Wingnuts

Private bus company in Brooklyn orders women to back of bus. It’s God’s way!

Not much to add to this:

The B110 is a bus run by a private bus company that has a contract with the city of New York. It runs from Williamsburg to South Brooklyn and caters mostly to Orthodox Jews. And to hipsters, probably, with their love of retro trends, in Brooklyn! The . . . → Read More: Private bus company in Brooklyn orders women to back of bus. It’s God’s way! . . . → Read More: Private bus company in Brooklyn orders women to back of bus. It’s God’s way!

Religion Has No Place in Government Subsidized Day Cares-If Quebec Government Is Striving For Secular Society, It Should Remove Funding From Any And All Religious Institutions

Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, Tea-baggin’ Tommy is on another rant, once again, getting it all wrong, on his show on CJAD this fine morning. This morning’s topic is how the Quebec government is enforcing a law regarding religion of any kind being taught in government subsidized day cares. Naturally, dear ol’ Tommy, who . . . → Read More: Religion Has No Place in Government Subsidized Day Cares-If Quebec Government Is Striving For Secular Society, It Should Remove Funding From Any And All Religious Institutions . . . → Read More: Religion Has No Place in Government Subsidized Day Cares-If Quebec Government Is Striving For Secular Society, It Should Remove Funding From Any And All Religious Institutions

National Post and free speech

I find it not a little humorous that the National Post is back pedalling furiously over their publishing Charles McVety’s repulsive homophobic ad. Even more humorous is the Post’s high-minded explanation of why it published an ad that should never have been published in the first place.

The most humorous though is how . . . → Read More: National Post and free speech . . . → Read More: National Post and free speech

Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’?

I’ve read the name ‘David Mabus’ a few times on Twitter, mostly in tweets from PZ Myers. Montrealer Mabus (real name: Dennis Marcuze) has made a name for himself by threatening atheists with “decapitations, executions and genocide”.

Montreal police have received over 3,000 requests for investigations of this individual and they are not happy with the number . . . → Read More: Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’? . . . → Read More: Montreal police dragging feet on investigating infamous Christianist Twitter troll ‘David Mabus’?