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Historic Islamic Art Museum “Completely Destroyed”


Egypt’s treasures destroyed

Egyptian Streets

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities has announced that Cairo’s Islamic Art Museum has been “completely destroyed,” in a moment of anger and frustration.

The Minister’s statements came after a car bomb exploded outside the Museum and the Security Directorate, killing five and injuring more than 80. The explosion was one of three in Cairo today, with one killed at a Metro Station in Dokki.

While the extent of the damage is not yet clear, the Minister was earlier quoted as saying the damage is in the “tens of millions of dollars,” but vowed to restore the Museum and any antiquities that remain.

The Islamic Art Museum in Cairo houses one of the most extensive and important collections of Islamic art in the world. The Museum displays priceless Islamic art work from all periods of Islamic history, including one of the rarest copies of the Quran.

Until 2010, the Museum had been closed for…

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Some Things to Consider: Sam Harris, the New Atheists, and anti-Muslim animus


Freedom From Religion Foundation

Freedom From Religion Foundation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Of course one can legitimately criticize Islam without being bigoted or racist. That’s self-evident, and nobody is contesting it. And of course there are some Muslim individuals who do heinous things in the name of their religion – just like there are extremists in all religions who do awful and violent things in the name of that religion, yet receive far less attention than the bad acts of Muslims (in the following article are recent examples). Yes, “honor killings” and the suppression of women by some Muslims are heinous, just as the collaboration of US and Ugandan Christians to enact laws to execute homosexuals is heinous, and just as the religious-driven, violent occupation of Palestine, attacks on gays, and suppression of women by some Israeli Jews in the name of Judaism is heinous”.

via Sam Harris, the New Atheists, and anti-Muslim animus | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

What do you think?

The Imam and the Pastor


National Church of Nigeria, Abuja

National Church of Nigeria, Abuja (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abuja National Mosque

Abuja National Mosque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some friends of ours work with this organization. We’re pretty impressed with their work.

They shared the following DVD with us. Tell me what you think.

The Silent Exodus of Syria’s Christians


Stephen Sizer

via Stephen Sizer: The Silent Exodus of Syria’s Christians.

Don’t Mess With Egyptian Women!


Don’t Mess With Egyptian Women!.

Is Allah God?


Allah in Arabic

Allah in Arabic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once again, someone has asked me, “Do you believe, Allah is God?”

I’m thankful when people ask us questions. As long as we keep learning, that’s just great with me.

First off, here’s the Wikipedia answer to the origin of the “Word” Allah.

Let’s continue this discussion further. If you want to write me, please do,  but directly to this blog, not on Facebook. I’m trying to get more interaction going on here!

Allah – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thousands of Tunisians denounce Islamist extremism


English: A map of Arab Spring countries update...

A Map of Arab Spring Countries incl. Sudan

Perhaps the West is too quick to bemoan the Arab Spring, fearing the worst, without trusting that modern, educated Muslims will desire a better way!

Thousands of Tunisians denounce Islamist extremism – Yahoo! News.