There will always be people who look at Muslims, specifically those who hail from places like the Middle-East and Africa, and see only barbarians. These people will invariably be wrong; every Muslim, Arab, African etc. is no more assured of being a ruthless murderer than every member of any other culture on the planet. But a question has to asked about what it takes within someone’s personality to be able to literally try to decapitate a man, in public or otherwise.
To most Muslims, the murderers responsible for the depraved attack on an innocent man have nothing to do with Islam. They practice a religion that promotes community, charity, spirituality and respect for the law. Extreme acts of violence have no place in true Islam, just as they have no place in true Christianity or Judaism.
In this weeks ‘Celebrities Are Important Because…’ column, Jessica Furst reports from the Cannes Film Festival giving us an exclusive interview with Baby Boy, the dog actor from ‘Behind The Candelabra’, the biopic of Liberace.
My response to an article by my friend Ben Cohen who wrote an item the other day titled, “Reasons Why Cyclists Suck” in which he detailed a series of generalized gripes with cyclists, more or less grouping all of us into one category: self-righteous, entitled road hogs who seek to deliberately make Ben late for work.
Of all the horseshit scandals President Obama’s enemies on the right have attempted to float since he took office four years ago, the persecution and threatened prosecution of newspeople allegedly involved in reporting on state secrets is the only one that has any actual merit.
Dr. Ben Carson was penciled in to deliver the commencement speech at the Hopkins School of Medicine last month. After going on Fox News and equating pedophilia and bestiality with homosexuality, students at the university drafted a petition to have him removed as speaker. Was it intolerant to not tolerate Carson’s intolerance?
Did you know the government has “weather weapons” capable of not only creating tornadoes but moving them around? This is what Alex Jones said on his radio show yesterday when a caller asked him whether the OKC tornado was “artificial” and “man-made.”