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Archive for September, 2009

-The Plight of Women in Afghanistan–Truth is Just as Strange as Fiction in This Case

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

(Image by ?§m? via Flickr) This continues what we were taking about in the previous post. According to the UN nearly 90% of the women in Afghanistan suffer from some kind of domestic abuse and so do many of their children. Apparently one the greatest sins that an Afghan woman can be guilty of is […]

-“The Stoning of Soraya M.”–Re: The Treatment of Women in Muslim Countries

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Nearly two months ago I saw this movie-“The Stoning of Soraya M.”-  in the theater and it still haunts me. Every time I read on the internet about a young woman being killed by her Muslim relatives–or a widow receiving 40 lashes in Saudi Arabia for baking bread and giving it to a young man […]

-Apostasy Poses a Problem for ‘Moderate’ Western Muslims

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

(Rifqa Bary-YouTube) The case of Rifqa Bary brings to the forefront a continuing problem for moderate Western Muslims. Miss Bary is the 17-year-old runaway who converted to Christianity and fled from her Muslim family because she feared that she would become a victim of Muslim "honor killing". Apostasy—that is leaving the Muslim faith–poses one of […]

-Additional Fragment of Codex Sinaiticus (world’s oldest bible) Found in Egyptian Monastery’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

(-Codex Sinaiticus via Wikipedia) A N.T. Greek scholar has found a fragment of the Codex Sinaiticus hidden underneath the binding of an 18th-century book in an Egyptian monastery. The Codex Sinaiticus is probably the oldest Greek manuscript of the Bible extant dating from around 350 AD. Recently the Codex was put online to make it […]