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House considers rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East

WASHINGTON — An advertisement in Athens intertwines a swastika with a Jewish star. Hungarian politicians declare Jews a national security … Continued

End of the world? Awaken whatever dream you’ve been putting off!

AP People raise their hands during a ceremony on Dec. 6, 2012, by Mayan sages in Bacuranao, Cuba. From Russia … Continued

Hiroshima’s lessons: What the Air Force should remember about Just War and nuclear weapons

Kiyoshi Ota GETTY IMAGES A woman prays for the atomic bomb victims in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace … Continued

Egypt uprising; the Muslim Brotherhood a ‘wildcard’

By Elizabeth Tenety Egyptian demonstrators perform the Friday noon prayer in front of riot police during a demonstration in Cairo … Continued

God’s hand was in the establishment of the United States

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

The great “Ground Zero mosque” hoax

Anyone paying attention the last couple of weeks has heard multiple reports about plans to build a mosque at Ground … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Catholic schools need men

By Mark Judgeauthor The Catholic schools of Washington should hire me — because I’m a man. When I started substitute … Continued

Reason is the star of “Agora”

If, like me, you have an atavistic hunger for cinematic epics set in the ancient world but are sick of … Continued

GOP declares “Holy War” against health care reform

God as Holy Warrior is now apparently running the GOP senatorial opposition to the health care bill. The Republican response … Continued

Palin, Clinton and ‘Wicked’ Women

Halloween is upon us, the one night of the year when witches – a.k.a. women – get to rule the … Continued

Islam, Science and Me

So in peeling through the research archives of the Arab-West Report today I came across quite an interesting passage in … Continued

Religion: Merciful, Merciless, Inescapably Human

I do not agree with the Dalai Lama that all religious traditions carry basically the same message of love, compassion, … Continued

When Muslims Ruled Spain

As a documentary film producer who happens to be Muslim, I wanted to do a film to address the impression … Continued

Christianity’s Record Not Blameless

At Regensburg Pope Benedict XVI, quoting the words of a Byzantine emperor, said that the message of Islam was evil … Continued

Courageous Muslims Should Be Supported

It is time to stop pretending that the “more violent and extreme elements” within Islam constitute a tiny minority and … Continued