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By all accounts, Taliban-style Islam did not set well with the Afghani people. Afghani Islam is rooted in the Sufi tradition, with an accepting attitude toward folk devotion, dancing and the human attributes of faith. Suicidal "martyrdom" is foreign to the Afghan mind, and there was widespread, if quiet, resistance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Caelum et Terra
I suppose one could find something to quibble about in Bill Kauffman's new book Look Homeward, America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front Porch Anarchists. First, there is his self description: "...I am an anarchist", on the first page of the Introduction. But when he adds "Not a sallow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Caelum et Terra
This guest post is from "Robin" who posted a comment on my last Sunday Night Journal entry in which she said she disagreed with Franklin Salazar about the origins of the feminist movement but didn't have a reply formulated (Franklin attributes it mainly to the weakness of men). We corresponded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Caelum et Terra
Part 1 of 3 On the afternoon of October 7, 1979, I stood in a huge crowd of joyous people, an island of misery in a sea of celebration. The crowd had gathered on the Mall in Washington, DC, to greet Pope John Paul II on his first trip to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Caelum et Terra
The news story last week, with its tale of sexual and religious abuse of Muslim prisoners at Guantanomo, was reminiscent of earlier reports of abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. In both cases women participated in subjecting Islamic men to pornographic degradation and religious humiliation. Those responsible... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Caelum et Terra
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