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Patrick Butler: Proof that Rumsfeld intentionally started the civil war in Iraq through the Badr Brigade I list the evidence that Rumsfeld intentionally started the civil war in Iraq through the Badr Brigade. The evidence shows that Rumsfeld could not have believed the Iran was helping its proxies kill Americans, or he wouldn't have released Badr assassination teams and stopped investigations into the Badr Brigade. This info is now more vital than ever given Bolton and his call for regime change in Iran, even through the MEK. 4 4 Comment Count
William T. Hathaway: Germany's new right wing The German right wing surges ahead and is now the third most powerful force in the parliament. 2 2 Comment Count
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Kevin Tully: Faith Is Not An Excuse Faith is not an excuse, it is a gift. The Religious Conservative Right, in these morally topsy turvy days of Trump, has exchanged a gift for an alibi. 20 20 Comment Count
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Bob Johnson: Young Turks Are Leaving Islam For Deism Turkish students in state-sponsored Islamic schools are leaving Islam for Deism. This has Turkish government and religious officials upset. It would be wonderful to see the same thing happen in the US as it would greatly weaken the religious right. 1 1 Comment Count
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: China pledges to protect freedom of religion amid reports of religious repression China pledged to continue to respect and protect its citizens' freedom of religious belief in a white paper published Tuesday (April 3).
Tim Duff: The open wounds of history fifty years ago the open wounds of history fifty years ago. My generation came of age in the 2 2 Comment Count
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Roger Copple: Integrating the Perennial Philosophy into the Greens' Ten Key Values It is important that we the people start waking up to discover the vast human or divine potential within us. If the perennial philosophy can be incorporated into the Ten Key Values of the Green Party, it will bring new members into the fold. It is still possible that a Green Party candidate can win the presidential election of 2020 if Green Party members integrate the Perennial Philosophy into their personal lifestyles. 7 7 Comment Count
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Eric Walberg: History lesson: From Dunkirk to Berlin In the 1930s the perceived threat was the "specter of communism" haunting Europe. Today the perceived threat is the "specter of Islam," now reduced to Iran, as the only anti-imperialist Muslim state. Terrorism then was seen to be communism, though the Soviet Union was peaceful. 2 2 Comment Count
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Fakeer Ishavardas: Will a world totally devoid of religion be better? Denouncing religion has become the staple diet of many a modern man. Not that this lot does so without reason. For, most religions are but fit for beasts. Unfit for human consumption. However, were religion understood in its metaphysical context - of realigning with the Truth - then, it needs adopting. Otherwise, it remains a feast for the dogs, to fight over. A sensible person would then be better off staying away from it. 4 4 Comment Count
Edward C. Corrigan: Anti-Semitism and the Silencing of Debate on Palestinian Human Rights Article on the use of anti-Semitism to silence support for Palestinian human rights. 1 1 Comment Count
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: Indian Army chief: Bangladeshi influx into north-eastern India is part of Pakistan's proxy war with China's help A planned influx of people from Bangladesh into India's north-eastern region is underway as part of a proxy war being waged by Pakistan, with support from China, to keep the area disturbed, said Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday (Feb 21).
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: Trump buoyed white supremacists, sparking backlash among black nationalist President Trump's first year in office proved to be just as racially divisive as his campaign -- but even more consequential, says the Southern Poverty Law Center report released on Wednesday (February 21).
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Allen Finkelstein: Let's See--Have Evangelicals Become the Unwitting New Soldiers of Satan? We seem to have a president who could himself obtain a security clearance in only one way, by being elected president. He has already compromised our allies by giving classified information to Russians whom he invited to the White House. He has bypassed unobtainable security clearances for numerous friends and appointees, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Rob Porter to name a few... 2 2 Comment Count
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: Fourth Court of Appeal declares Trump's 'Muslim Ban 3.0' unconstitutional A panel of 13 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., Thursday (February 15) declared Trump's Muslim ban (3.0) illegal and unconstitutional.
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar says: Muslims should not stay in India, migrate to Bangladesh or Pakistan Vinay Katiyar, a leading Member of Parliament (MP) of the ruling Bharatiy Janata Party (BJP), said Wednesday that the Muslims should not stay in India and should go to Bangladesh or Pakistan. 1 1 Comment Count
Roger Copple: Improving the World with New Religions or No Religion We need ecological religions that consider the whole earth sacred and interconnected. Today it is common to hear people say they are spiritual but not religious. But it is unfortunate that people are spiritual but not political. We're not going to transform the CIA, the military-industrial-congressional complex, and the wealthiest one percent merely by generating love in their directions. We have to become political too. 6 6 Comment Count
Allen Finkelstein: "We Used to be Christians" What we have so far in the current "Trump" or what is more accurately the "We used to be Christians" Republican administration is literally a Christmas wish list submitted by the wealthiest and most greedy of Republican donors... 2 2 Comment Count
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Mark Taliano: Political Insanity If there is such a thing as "Political Islam", then, by the same logic there are many other "politicals". Some of these would include "Political Christianity", "Political Humanitarianism", and "Political Feminism". 5 5 Comment Count
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Tom Christensen: What's the Problem With the USA? A metamodern view of leverage points to foster more mature thinking and action. 9 9 Comment Count
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: 2017: Another difficult year for American Muslims The seven-million American Muslims remained under siege since 9/11/2001 through reconfiguration of US laws, policies and priorities but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them. 1 1 Comment Count
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Ashish Shukla: Tharoor, Hegde and Constitution Tharoor threshes out quotes from the works of former RSS supremo M.S. Golwalkar and Deen Dayal Upadhyay to show their disapproval of Indian Constitution. The insinuation is that our holy grail, the Indian Constitution, is not safe under the present dispensation of BJP and its fountainhead, RSS. 7 7 Comment Count
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David Watts: A Christmas song that hits home. But remember the kids who got nothin' While you're drinkin' down your wine Father Christmas, give us some money We'll beat you up if you make us annoyed Father Christmas, give us some money Don't mess around with those silly toys But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one He's got lots of mouths to feed But if you've got one, I'll have a machine gun So I can scare all the kids down the street 3 3 Comment Count
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Bob Passi: Time for a Christmas Pilgrimage At a time for giving the economic elite seems to be taking rather than operating in the spirit of Christmas. 2 2 Comment Count
John Whitehead: Jesus Was Born in a Police State The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one. Yet what if, instead of being born into the Roman police state, Jesus had been born and raised in the American police state?
James Small: A Christmas Churl Satire: A Nightmarish Book Review of a twisted version of the Christmas Carol by a recognizable blended reviewer. 1 1 Comment Count
John Whitehead: The Deep State's Christmas Present to America: Surveillance That Never Ends Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance. 2 2 Comment Count
Ashish Shukla: Pavan Varma shows his real self on Gandhi, Nehru & Hindutva Varma praises Mahatma Gandhi for his "respect for all religions." Does Varma remember that Gandhi had made the last-ditch proposal to Jinnah to accept Muslim/non-Muslim parity in Parliament, making one Muslim equal to three non-Muslims? (As an aside, how could Gandhi who has "respect for all religions" be praised for his "Catholic spirit"? Too bad, Mr Varma for using a communal brush on your hero.) 1 1 Comment Count
Arshad M Khan: On Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem -- Nose to Nose with a Con Man Explores the political calculation behind Trump's decision to move the embassy.
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Mark Taliano: Western Backed Terrorists in Syria: "Accepted Truths" Are Black Lies Our governments are entirely responsible for this barbarity, and our "accepted truths" are black lies. 1 1 Comment Count
Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: American Muslims dismayed at Supreme Court decision to implement Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0 The seven-million strong American Muslim community was dismayed Tuesday (Dec 4) over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow President Trump's "Muslim Ban 3.0" to be implemented until the court makes a final decision about the executive action's constitutionality. 2 2 Comment Count

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