Posts Tagged ‘ Andrew E. Harrod ’

Faith, Freedom, and Fanaticism in the Middle East

Jul 28th, 2014 | By
William J Murray

Millions of Muslims “are looking for a way out of their misery,” Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (CDHR) President Executive Director Ali Alyami stated at a July 17 Washington, DC, panel.  Yet the Saudi dissent Alyami’s discussed with his fellow panelists including William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition only emphasized how difficult an escape from this misery for Muslims and non-Muslims alike would be.

Innocents in Iraq: How an American Diplomat Discovered Islam’s Reality

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

“The challenge Islam presents is not going to go away, and our ignorance can only cause us to lose a monumental battle of ideas,” accountant Hugh Iwanicki writes in the 2012 book Shock & Alarm:  What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.  Thus along with his coauthor Dave Bailey, Iwanicki’s eye-opening account of his 2008-2009 tour in the American Baghdad embassy seeks to “understand the cultural ocean in which Islamic terrorism swims.”

Secularism results in totalitarianism wherever it is tried

May 11th, 2014 | By
Michael Nazir-Ali

“Secularism results in totalitarianism…wherever it is tried” leaving “no other answer” for free societies outside of religion, Church of England Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali stated recently at Georgetown University.  Faced with this need for faith, the Pakistan native Nazir-Ali offered illuminating comments on right religion on the basis of his mixed Muslim-Christian familial background and theological studies.

The War on Terror: Is Pakistan the real enemy?

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
Author Carlotta Gall looks to Pakistan to find the real source of terror.

“Why are the Americans fighting us here,” British journalist Carlotta Gall recounted Afghans asking, “when the real cause of the problem is across the border” in Pakistan.  Gall discussed this vital question examined in her newly published book, The Wrong Enemy:  America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

The Not-So-Tolerant Hindu American Federation Reveals Itself

Apr 17th, 2014 | By
Over 30 Christians were hospitalised following an attack by Hindu extremists, who beat a group of worshippers with iron rods

The Hindu American Federation seeks to protect Hinduism from “Hinduphobia” using tactics of coercion and deception readily familiar to any student of “Islamophobia.” It seems the real goal of the HAF is suppression of all voices pointing to Hindu extemism

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s “Islamophobia” Campaign against Freedom

Jan 20th, 2014 | By
Dr. Mark Durie

At a forum in Washington, DC noted scholar, Dr. mark Durie delivered a powerful presentation on the Organization of Islamic  Cooperation founded in 1969-founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With 57 member states the OIC is the second largest international organization after the United Nations (UN) and a “major global voting block” at the UN and unique in being the “only such organization devoted to advancing a religion.”