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Ramadan: Fasting is something we have in common

A few years back I spent Ramadan with a group of Saudi Arabian men visiting the US. My job was to provide them with some training they would take back and incorporate into their duties. Due to the schedule we kept Ramadan in America was particularly difficult for them. They all smoked like chimneys but didn't during Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. They used the official time of sunset too. They ch...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

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Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Did the terrorists win? Do Terrorists matter?

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December 7, 1941, the day that will live in infamy! The day the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2000 American soldiers were killed and another 1000 were wounded. 300 airplanes were destroyed and around 20 ships, including 8 battleships. It sucked America into WWII leading to the loss of 1,076,245 American lives in a conflict that is estim...
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Islam vs Political Islam: The Destruction of Liberty

Dude, she took off her hijab
The Rise and Decline of Islam "A pathological love of power" is the enemy of liberty no matter where it is found. This issue is massively complicated. There are elements of nation building, religion, ancient hatreds, and fear. What the speaker calls "Political Islam" is a virus that is infecting the US through the machinations of the leftists. Those people who protest for safe spaces and trigger ...
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Morality Police: Not Just for Muslims Anymore

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I'm a big fan of morality. I believe that some things are right and some are wrong. I would love to see people doing right all the time and skipping the wrong. Myself included as perfection seems elusive. I believe that cultures and societies, groups and religions, have the right to decide standards of behavior for their members. I think a good shunning, head shaking, or tongue clicking is a good ...
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