Tag Archives: Islam

Barring Entry from Seven Countries. Dear Muslim Fellow Citizens:

Pres. Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry into the US to those coming from seven countries was a rude act.* To make things worse, it was badly implemented, causing inconvenience and even distress to a number of innocent travelers. What’s … Continue reading

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At a Muslim Wedding (Improved for Better Comprehension)

I was on that free diving and fishing trip through Algeria I have written about before. The French, who had seemingly deeply colonized the country, had been gone for a few years. They had left behind their language and many … Continue reading

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New Essay in “Liberty Unbound”

Read my essay on violent jihad in France on the libertarian site Liberty Unbound: “Religious Bric-à-Brac and Tolerance of Violent Jihad.”

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Terrorism Failing

This is the third posting about the Boston Marathon bombings. The 9/11 attack was a masterpiece of terrorism. If you think about it as an organizer, it’s difficult to imagine greater success for such modest inputs. The 9/11 horror demonstrated … Continue reading

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Stoning and The Confirmation Bias

Note: this essay is presently published as a “Comment” in the relevant part of the buddy-blog Notes on Liberty. I am glad Brandon has drawn attention to the confirmation bias in Notes on Liberty. (“Origins of Terrorism in the Middle … Continue reading

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Christians Riot Around World.

Catholics in Italy and in Spain, Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria, and many others in Scotland and South America rioted Thursday. They were triggered by the reports  that a fragment of papyrus suggested that Jesus the Christ was married.  Christians in … Continue reading

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The Thundering Silence Of Muslims: Important Correction to Response to a Friend.

A good friend of mine who is not a Muslim has been living in an all-Muslim country for several years. He responded briefly by private email to my oped: “Levelling with Muslims” . He says pretty much the following: The … Continue reading

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