Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who produced the inflammatory anti-Islam film trailer for “Innocence of Muslims,” has been arrested in California. U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal ordered the arrest because in her opinion, his penchant for deceiving authorities made him a clear flight risk. He has been accused of eight counts of violating … Continue reading Filmmaker Nakuola Basseley Nakoula arrested
Reportedly as many as 20 U.N. workers were killed today in Afghanistan during a protest turned violent, and at least two of the dead were beheaded. Demonstrators were protesting the March 20 burning of a Koran by controversial Gainesville, Fla., preacher Terry Jones. Jones had threatened to burn Korans last September 11 to mark the … Continue reading Predictable consequences
Many American Muslims are fearful about today’s hearing with Congressman Peter T. King (R-NY) presiding. But New York Times op/ed contributor Akbar Akmed, in “Fair to Muslims?, feels the hearings are a great opportunity to educate Americans about his community’s diversity and faith. We all can hope fervently that Akmed’s vision comes about. But there … Continue reading Let’s hope Rep. King doesn’t channel Joe McCarthy
In the wake of public outrage over its security measures at US airports, the Transportation Security Administration has come out with all sorts of defensive statements about how thoroughly its screeners are vetted and trained. As if that were the issue. The outrage is over intrusive pat-downs of women’s breasts and everyone’s inner thighs (supposedly … Continue reading Back off, TSA
Fascinating story breaking right now. The idiot Rev. Terry Jones in Gainesville, Florida, who was determined to conduct a public Koran burning on Saturday, has announced he’s calling it off because, he says, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in New York agreed to move his “mosque at Ground Zero” to another location. I’m full of conflicting … Continue reading No Koran burning, no mosque at Ground Zero?
As the media-stoked controversy over the so-called “Mosque at Ground Zero” in New York City rages on, I can’t help thinking about a similar situation: Timothy McVeigh, who bombed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, was a Catholic. Yet no one demanded the removal of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, which stands directly across the street … Continue reading More on the mosque