When laïcité destroys egalité and fraternité

[ by Charles Cameron — laïcité meets the banlieue, and ISIS takes note ] . France: blind to religions. Graphic: Nouvel Obs ** My latest piece is up at LapidoMedia, addressing the impact of the French doctrine of blinding secularism on French Muslims — and ISIS targeting of France: ANALYSIS When laïcité destroys egalité and […] Read more »

Waiting for the other Max Boot to drop

[ by Charles Cameron — on the Tamil Tigers that did not bark in the night ] . It’s interesting to read Max Boot‘s chronology of suicide attacks in his Commentary piece, What It Takes to Stop Islamic Terror today: It’s worth remembering that suicide bombing is a relatively recent tactic: It was first used […] Read more »

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 their sons and daughters to the fire” – 2 […] Read more »

What it means to live in a secular world

[ by Charles Cameron — mind of a skeptic, heart of a devotee ] . I’m heading the post with this video to capture your attention, but recommend you move right past it to the body of the text, and return to it later if and when you have an hour and more to spare: […] Read more »

Of “apocalyptic” silk — also mixed fabrics, nylon & polyester

[ by Charles Cameron -- there are times when religions don't want you to "slip into something a little more casual" -- the end times included! ] . ** I wouldn’t normally draw your attention to books on fabric, but this three-volume set by Julie Parker — each volume a combination fabric dictionary and swatchbook [...] Read more »