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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,861
Re: Lessons Learned: The Creation of Terrorists (Robert Wright & Scott Atran)

chainlink,

The notion that Pakistan's military and intelligence strategy regarding terrorism has been "do nothing" is utterly bizarre. Pakistan's intelligence community has been deeply involved...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-21-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,713
Re: Looking to respond to anti-Muslim bigotry

Piscivorous,

To whom are you responding? I didn't say anything at all about "gut feeling." I'm lost.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,713
Re: Looking to respond to anti-Muslim bigotry

Piscivorous,

A big part of the rationale behind the Muslim campaign I linked to is, as I mentioned, that a majority of Americans report that they don't know any American Muslims. I don't think...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-20-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,713
Looking to respond to anti-Muslim bigotry

Here's one campaign people can support as a response to anti-Muslim bigotry. Survey results show that the majority of Americans state they don't know an American Muslim...this campaign encourages...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-31-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,127
Re: Values Added: It's the Religion, Stupid (Amy Sullivan & Melinda Henneberger)

This is quoted in Garry Wills' book "The Kennedy Imprisonment" where it is said that Ms. Kennedy said to Arthur Krock, "I think it is unfair for Jack to be opposed because he is a Catholic. After...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-07-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,822
Can Congress Force us to buy broccoli

Can Congress force us to buy broccoli? by David Cole (http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/feb/04/can-congress-force-us-buy-broccoli/)
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Brendan, yeah I don't know what I meant by "you both" either...just pretend the word both is not there (I know why I put the word there but it'll just confuse everything more if I try to explain...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Brendan,

Yeah, I heard that a lot of people that got forwarded the piece didn't get the joke. I am trying to figure out what that means, exactly.... my first take was to bemoan the fact that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Simon Willard,

First the idea of the community working with law enforcement is standard pr talking points from all sides and not quite so outlandish as you make it sound. I know that the FBI...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

wh burgess,

Your idea of others trying to intervene with such vulnerable youth before the government or the terrorists is an excellent one and that is what I would support...of course efforts like...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Brendan, bro, it's an Onion style Satire piece...but it has a point....sorry if I caused confusion...I didn't think I needed to point it out but yes if AG Holder actually started arresting Muslims at...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

whburgess,

it's impossible to know because we aren't privy to all the facts of these cases (we basically have the government's story in the indictment and that's it) and we of course can never...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

http://eggplantpost.com/2010/12/11/attorney-general-eric-holder-conducts-sting-operation-at-muslims-at-charity-event/
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Brendan, thanks...I hope you are well...I always catch a good number of diavlogs but wading into the comments section seems to take a whole nother level of commitment and mental energy that I rarely...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Simon Willard,

Perhaps you haven't read the accounts of these cases that we already know from the media. None of these cases have anything to do with threats that are already "tangible." These...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Re: Enlisting the Muslims

Simon Willard,

I haven't listened to the segment yet, but I think the general idea as far as the Muslim community is concerned is this:

If law enforcement is somehow aware that a person may...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-13-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,153
Re: The Challenge of Islam (Robert Wright & Akbar Ahmed)

geoffrobinson,

I don't know what your etc. is, but so-called "honor" killings are not about Shari'ah. Such acts are in fact completely forbidden by Shari'ah.

As to your "m.o. of Islam" you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

I think a big part of Ms. Wax's problem is this whole initial framing device of "remedies" law. I don't know if she is the one who came up with this, but it doesn't seem like she really believes in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Re: general comments

I just want to embrace and adopt all of stephanie's comments.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

Harkin,

What was the realworld solution Ms. Wax offered? That Blackamericans should change their culture and get married at higher rates? As a religious fundamentalist myself, I have no problem...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-12-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

Rfrobison, Although I am not Ocean, I hope you don't mind me responding as well since it is a quote of mine that Ocean highlighted that you are askin about.

First, I should make it clear that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,153
Re: "Creeping Shariah"

Yes Dr. Jackson would be great. If you're looking for American born scholars Dr. Umar Abd Allah of the Nawawi Foundation would also be great. Icould name many others but obviously it would depend...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,768
Re: Communitas: Race, Culture, and Government (Adam Serwer & Amy Wax)

Jon Irenicus,

Everyone knows that different behavior or choices by individuals has an effect on outcomes. Everyone also knows that some people are given certain advantages in life over others. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,153
Re: "Creeping Shariah"

Wonderment, your first point is correct in that Shari'ah is the equivalent term in Islam to halakha in Judaism.

As to the second point, there is a certain amount of validity, but the problem as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,153
Re: "Creeping Shariah"

Grits-n-Gravy,

Nice comments. But while I am definitely happy you linked to the piece by Dr. Jackson because a real understanding of what Shari'ah actually means and is is beneficial to the...
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