Monthly Archives: February 2016

Flying the (Orthodox) friendly skies

A couple weeks ago, the Scourge featured a post about the repressive idiocies of the burqa, et al. In today’s contentious political environment where attacking Muslims has become a national sport based on fear and stupidity, it could be seen … Continue reading

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Religious abominations

Southeast¬†Asia has been a hotbed of fundamentalist homophobia this week. First comes a spate of anti-gay rhetoric, violence and the possibility for anti-LGBT legislative action in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. MUI, a government-funded organization of Muslim clerics … Continue reading

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A deadly coverup

An opinion piece in Saturday’s edition of the New York Times by writer Kamel Daoud lobbed a fire bomb into the tinderbox¬†of Islam, women’s rights and sex. Calling the Arab and “more generally” the Muslim world’s relationship to sex “sick,” … Continue reading

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Could it be…SATAN?

Struggles in the Phoenix city council garnered national headlines this week when a local affiliate of the nationwide Satanic Temple requested to offer the invocatory prayer at an upcoming council meeting. After some legal shenanigans by council members opposed to … Continue reading

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