Monthly Archives: October 2010

Where’s Waldo?

The big story in the news yesterday was that NATO officials had necked down the location of Osama bin Laden, along with his brethren, to a stretch of the lawless lands of Pakistan.  The news was immediately followed by rejoinders of American officials about the accuracy of the reports.  After recent admissions by our own CIA that we haven’t had any intelligence on bin Laden for years, it was another ghost story that left a majority of Americans scratching their heads.  I mean, really, with all of our [...]

By |2010-10-19T17:07:36+00:00October 19th, 2010|Blog|5 Comments

American Islamophobia

The phrase Islamophobia is all the rage right now, even gracing a recent cover of Time magazine, with erudite scholars disdaining the uneducated, irrational fear of Islam which is apparently permeating American society.  They bemoan the undercurrent of the ordinary American’s suspicion of Islam, yet the Muslim community itself does nothing at all to combat those suspicions. The dictionary defines “phobia” as “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.”  Thus, if I saw a single picture [...]

By |2010-10-06T23:58:42+00:00October 6th, 2010|Blog|4 Comments