Category: "Islam"

Lower Manhattan, Our Gettysburg?

August 18th, 2010
Some very foolish things have been said about the proposed Cordoba Muslim Cultural Center in downtown Manhattan, the majority of them, it seems to me by people who wouldn?t know how to find the site if they were dropped off at the closest subway stop. more »

Our Muslim Roots

June 5th, 2009
I haven?t yet heard President Obama?s address to the Muslim world from start to finish. Instead, I caught sound bites and longer passages on the radio of a car I was driving yesterday across mountainous terrain. What I pieced together from three… more »

Snake Handling and Other Religious Challenges

December 24th, 2008
I hadn?t meant to write anything about Rick Warren. Really, what?s to say other than it?s depressing to have a homophobe on the national stage at the inauguration of a candidate who has brought hope to so many? Hope to the homophobic was not what… more »

Savage Fear

August 13th, 2008
Talk radio show host Michael Savage claims to have ten million listeners. From his home in the affluent San Francisco suburb of Larkspur, he sends out a constant stream of anti-immigrant, anti-gay, and, oddly, autism-scorning diatribes that are more… more »