Clarity on Honor Killings

I have posted several times about the troubling rise of so-called “Honor Killings” in North America. I am happy to report that Canada has stepped up to the plate and and taken a mighty swing against the heinous Muslim practice of killing your children in order to protect your honor.  One wonders how indeed it… Continue Reading →

(Dis)Honor Killings

Mark Steyn, as usual, does a very nice job of outlining the severity of the problem of so-called honor killings.  This short article by him links to other important articles on the subject.  There is a history of Muslims killing daughters, wives, nieces, and other women who wish for freedom from Islam.  No one wants… Continue Reading →

Honor Killings Unveiled

Continuing along the lines of yesterday’s blog, we are burying our heads in the sand when we refer to Muslim beheadings as “domestic violence.”  The trend after the Hassan murder is to call the situation “domestic violence.”  The truth of the Hassan murder is that it is an example of Islamic violence.  Many are now… Continue Reading →

Dishonorable Killings Continue

I just read this devastating account of a couple in Lahore, Pakistan, who killed their 16 year old daughter because she was talking to a young man. In many Shariah-compliant Muslim communities, parents are driven to kill their children (almost always their daughters) in order supposedly to preserve the honor of the Muslim family. As… Continue Reading →

Kidnapping or Honor Killing?

This story about Rifqa Bary is interesting on a number of levels.  She is in danger.  Some say the threat is kidnapping.  She claims the danger is from her family killing her.  This young woman is only 17; so, she is still considered a minor.  It’s possible that the pastor in Florida or others helped… Continue Reading →

Two Kinds of Christian Persecution

Basically, there are 2 kinds of persecution: Institutional and Incidental. In biblical terms, an institutional example of persecution can be found in the execution of James, the brother of John, in Acts 12.  There, Herod used the power of the sword, which is rightly possessed by the government, in a manner that demonstrated how wrongly… Continue Reading →

More News About Christians in Egypt

As feared, the revolution in Egypt appears to be escalating the violence against Christians in the home place of the pyramids.  According to this news report, Christians in the village of Soul (which is 30 kilometers from Cairo) were ambushed by a mob of 7,000 angry Muslims.  The Muslims stormed the Church of St. Mina… Continue Reading →

The Names We Do Not Know

You have heard of Matthew Shepard, haven’t you?  Of course you have.  He is the young homosexual man who was robbed and then brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998.  He was 21 years old.  His case has become synonymous with hate crimes legislation.  His name is well known to us all. But there are names… Continue Reading →

Rifqa Update

In case you haven’t been following the Rifqa Bary story, here is the latest report, which says that she has been granted a reprieve which will allow her to stay in Florida for now.  This 17 year old convert to Christianity has caused quite a stir in the media.  We all still await the outcome… Continue Reading →

Old-fashioned eye for an eye?

According to this story, Scott Roeder–the man who killed abortionists George Tiller–was  “very religious” but in an Old Testament “eye-for-an-eye way.” A number of things could be said about such a statement; I will limit my comments to these two points.  First, “very religious” means almost nothing.  That phrase could describe anyone from Eckart Tolle to… Continue Reading →

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