My Last Word on the Ground Zero Mosque

The whole Ground Zero Mosque kerfuffle will continue for quite some time. Until it’s built, and long after, I suspect. However, I find there is only so much one can say about it. I will continue to lend my support to those opposed to the mosque on philosophical and moral grounds. If it’s pertinent, I … Continue reading

Obama Wishes Muslims of the World Happy Ramadan

These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.   Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. Read Obama’s full message here.

Imam Feisal Rauf – Diplomat?

You may remember my mentioning Feisal Abdul Rauf in an earlier post. Rauf is the Imam behind the infamous Ground Zero Mosque Lower Manhattan community center. I, like many people in this country, look on that project unfavorably. Rauf is playing himself up as a moderate, seeking to build bridges between Islam and American society … Continue reading

The Right to Pray – Where Rights Conflict

God Bless America

According to, a Chicago man was arrested outside a Planned Parenthood clinic simply for praying, alone, on the sidewalk: A Chicago man says he’s fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying. Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the … Continue reading

Bloomberg Responds on Ground Zero Mosque Issue

A while back, I wrote a post about the proposed “Mosque at Ground Zero,” and the man behind it, Faisal Abdul Rauf. When I learned the New York City council had given wide approval to the mosque, I wrote a letter to the council and to the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, registering my disgust and … Continue reading

Separation of Church and State, Garofalo Style

God Bless America

Self-styled intellectual, Janeane Garofalo, has struck again, giving an interview to the A.V. Club recently. I’m not going to bother dissecting her idiotic ramblings; they pretty much speak for themselves. Also, AWR Hawkins already did it on Instead, I’m going to address just one statement, because Garofalo makes the same mistake many self-styled progressives … Continue reading

My “Official” Stance on Gay Marriage

Finally. People have been asking me about my opinion on gay marriage recently. I’ve written posts, here and elsewhere, about the issue and how the Left uses emotionally based rhetoric, such as claims of homophobia and bigotry, to drive a wedge into the debate and shut down opposition. But, until now, I’ve never stated my … Continue reading

Prop 8 and the NOH8 Campaign

If you’re looking for a post from me stating my opinion on gay marriage, this is not that post. Rather, this post is about political maneuvering and the emotional shill game that often fuels debate in our society, especially when it comes to “equality” and “minority” issues. Proposition 8 is a an amendment to California’s … Continue reading

The Truth About Islamic and Jewish Terrorism

I was going to do a simple post. Type an exact word match into Google and see what results turned up. My two search terms were: “Acts of terrorism on US soil by Muslims,” and “Acts of terrorism on US soil by Jews.” I fully expected Google to turn up no results for the latter … Continue reading

The Mosque At Ground Zero – Peaceful Islam, Indeed

Kaaba at Night

Another popular item in the news these days is the Ground Zero Mosque. Certainly, you’ve heard about it. You haven’t? Then you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, or just avoid the news like the plague. Let me bring you up to speed. An Arab-American Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, has paid … Continue reading

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