Christmas Mourning: Why Can't My Christmas Be Normal Just Once!

It’s a long standing tradition in my family to never, ever celebrate on Christmas Day. I can’t recall a Christmas it’s ever happened. We never got a Santa Claus because my parents are traditionalists and we grew up knowing what Christmas was really about–for years they wouldn’t let me participate in school Christmas pageants singing Santa Claus and sleigh bells....more

Question: What percentage of the world population is Muslim?

A recent study was just released by the Pew Research Center called Mapping the Global Muslim Population". Most of us know very little about Muslims, with the exception of the limited (and often alarming) views we get from the media. Let's go a little deeper, learn some facts, and hear from some Muslim women bloggers. Here are some interesting facts taken from the Pew report: 1. More than 60% of the global Muslim population is in Asia ...more

Three Girls and a Mic is an internet radio show hosted by 3 young women for a young adult ...more

Obama in Cairo: On women, religion and feminism

When President Obama uttered the words “women’s rights” during his speech at Cairo University last week, my ears perked up. The fact that a US president is putting women’s rights up there on the international agenda — on par with peace in the Middle East, no less — is indeed historic. That he has the guts to say to a room full of Egyptian men that women’s rights in the Muslim world are a topic that needs addressing, was quite a thrill. The fact that there was some applause after he made that opening statement, “the sixth issue that I want to ...more

As President Obama Seeks Accord With Muslims, Events at Home Highlight America's Persistent Dilemmas

A few minutes ago, in Cairo Egypt, Pres. Obama gave a speech that many hope will set the stage for a more constructive relationship with Muslim nations. He said, "I have come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect...." ...more

Also I should have mentioned that the post at Jack and Jill Politics that Erin linked to does ...more

Podcast: God's War on Terror with Former Muslim Terrorist Walid Shoebat

Walid Shoebat is a former Muslim terrorist and now a staunch advocate for the Lord Jesus Christ. Today I had the opportunity to interview Walid about his latest book God's War on Terror : Islam, Bible Prophecy and the Bible. In our interview we discussed his thoughts on Obama and his Muslim roots, whether or not there are terror cells in America, sharia law, the abuse of women and of course the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ...more

We Need to Have a Frank National Conversation about War

I think we need to have a candid conversation about America and war.  For example: ...more

Flights of Whimsy in a Recession-Heavy World

“I remember the thrill of the whispered word on my young lips- America. America, the open-sesame. ...more

Eid Al Adha - A Muslim festival at the conclusion of Hajj

The Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime-pilgrimage to Mecca, the place in Saudi Arabia where Muhammad declared Islam and the site of the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islam. (It is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face during prayer.) The Hajj (pilgrimage) is required of all Muslims who are physically and financially able at least once in their lifetimes. ...more

The wines of Muslim Europe?

I only visited Europe once, twenty-five years ago, and I was too young at the time to understand remotely where I was or what I was looking at. As a matter of fact I was near the German wine heartlands, but didn't know it. We all drank white wine with everything because Europeans didn't drink or serve water or milk, and because we could drink -- there was no drinking age and nobody "carded" us. I thought it all tasted terrible. ...more

Gays are Terrorists?

An urban Representative in Oklahoma has just become a national star on the political stage. Sadly, for her of course, is the reason she is such a rising star is because she's also a rising joke. ...more