Center for Strategic Communication

Of martyrdom and forgiveness

[ by Charles Cameron — of martyrdom according to ISIS and the church, & of forgiveness in response to hate — continuing from Of sacrifice and martyrdom ] . Icon by Coptic artist Tony Rezk. The martyrs’ faces are the faces of Christ. ** My Lapido piece closed with...

ISIS: Paganism with an Islamic Face?

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a “zen“] “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.” – Leviticus 18:21  “They rejected the commandments of the Lord … and served Baal. They consigned...

Miraculous!

[ by Charles Cameron — miracle in Egypt, human perfection in Russia ] . Vladimir Putin says he has never made a mistake because God wanted him to be perfect http://t.co/ZwDu0bnekk pic.twitter.com/CpxSi1srjP — The Independent (@Independent) June 10, 2015 It’s not...

Of a flag and the blood of martyrs

[ by Charles Cameron — how, where and why the name, the map, and the flag merge into reality — Gregory Bateson to the rescue ] . I am indebted for this screengrab to Phillip Smyth, whose recent Singing Hizballah’s Tune in Manama: Why Are Bahrain’s...