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Muslim Professor victimises Christian student and gets him suspended

Recently, Marshall Polston a student at Rollins College disagreed with his Islamic professor Areej Zufari when she claimed that the crucifixion of Christ was a hoax. A straight A student he was then shocked when she gave him an F on a paper with no explanation as to why.
He wrote Professor Zufari an email asking why he got such a low mark and also asked about extremist comments made by Muslim students during class, justifying the decapitation of “homosexuals, adulterers and thieves” under Sharia Law.

Areej Zufari escalated the issue by reporting Marshall to the college’s office of campus safety for “making her feel ‘unsafe.’” She even sought the advice of the local chapter of the ACLU over her student’s “hate speech.”

Next thing he knew Marshall was summoned to the Dean of Safety and suspended from school.

The Islamic professor followed up her attack on Marshall by filing a provenly false police report against him, claiming he harassed her during a time when he was at a restaurant miles away.

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‘ Christian ‘ Pedophile forgives his victim

As you all know one of the thing that really turns my stomach about the ideology of Islam is its teachings and ‘culture ‘ regarding sex and young girls. The prophet Muhammad had a six year old wife who he ‘fondled’ until he allowed himself to have had full sex with her when she was nine. Child brides are common in Islamic countries and also common amongst other non-civilised cultures.

The latest pedophile story to come out in our media involves a Christian. The sicko pervert had the gall to say in court that he forgave his victim after he raped her and made her pregnant!

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Progressives are fine with people who don’t look like them as long as they think like them

George Yancey, a sociology professor, says he has faced many problems in life because he is black, “but inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.” Credit Nancy Newberry for The New York Times

George Yancey, a sociology professor, says he has faced many problems in life because he is black, “but inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.” Credit Nancy Newberry for The New York Times

Believe it or not people holding conservative viewpoints experience discrimination inside Universities and Academia.Twenty five years ago I did not experience discrimination as a teacher but I was sometimes treated as an amusing oddity by other teachers whenever I expressed my conservative views. Many were quite patronising, as if I was some how unsophisticated or naive for holding such views. When I was at university I do not recall having any conservative lecturers although I do remember having a lecturer who recommended that we all try drugs.

WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives.

Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us.

…consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and evangelical.

“Outside of academia I faced more problems as a black,” he told me. “But inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.”

I’ve been thinking about this because on Facebook recently I wondered aloud whether universities stigmatize conservatives and undermine intellectual diversity. The scornful reaction from my fellow liberals proved the point.

“Much of the ‘conservative’ worldview consists of ideas that are known empirically to be false,” said Carmi.

“The truth has a liberal slant,” wrote Michelle.

“Why stop there?” asked Steven. “How about we make faculties more diverse by hiring idiots?”

To me, the conversation illuminated primarily liberal arrogance — the implication that conservatives don’t have anything significant to add to the discussion. My Facebook followers have incredible compassion for war victims in South Sudan, for kids who have been trafficked, even for abused chickens, but no obvious empathy for conservative scholars facing discrimination.

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Muslim killed by another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter

A Muslim has killed another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter on Facebook.

Did this happen in Karachi or Islamabad? No.

What about in Syria or Iraq? No. It happened in Glasgow.

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a “religiously prejudiced” attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook to “my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack, according to one eyewitness.

Around four hours earlier the victim wrote online: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.

“Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.”

On Friday afternoon, police confirmed that a 32-year-old Muslim man had been arrested in connection with Mr Shah’s death.   Read more »

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Targeted and punished for being a White, Conservative, Christian Male

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Face of the day

Christian nurse Victoria Wasteney, 37

Christian nurse Victoria Wasteney, 37

Today’s face of the day lost her job. Can you guess why?

A) For hurting a patient
B) For turning up late to work
C) For having an affair with a Doctor
D) For praying for a co-worker
E) For swearing at a patient.

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Map of the Day

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The map highlights 8 major Christian denominations, showing where they represent a plurality (and in counties marked with a + at least 50%) of the relevant counties’ population. This shows that there are quite a few remarkably contiguous religious blocks in the US

Beware of the Cult of Colin Craig

Patrick Gower does a decent job of describing the ecosystem that’s allowing Colin Cult to gain much needed oxygen:  desperation by National, a Right power vacuum, and a conservative constituency that have never felt truly at home with existing parties.

John Key certainly isn’t underestimating Craig. Key has seen the writing on the wall – he knows Craig is his ticket to a third term. So he’s started talking them up.

And it has worked: the Conservative party got its highest poll result ever in the 3 News Reid Research poll with 2.8 percent. If Craig won an electorate seat, he’d bring in four MPs.

Yesterday, in an interview with me, Key admitted he’d do a deal with Craig if it meant clinging to power.

That deal looks set to go as far as National helping Craig win an Auckland seat in an Epsom-style deal if it comes down to it.

PG: Will you help Colin Craig win a seat in Auckland, if it comes down to it?

Key: What we’d say is we are going to do what we practically can to make sure we can form the next Government.

Translated: Key will do what it takes to win the election, and if that means letting Craig win a seat, so be it.   Read more »

Challenging the assumptions

A regular commenter sent this in to me after being sent a number of emails asking him to sign a petition against marriage equality.  He had also read the post by M & M and found that “very thought provoking. It was great to hear a view that was well thought through, logical and not irrational on the subject. ” Here is a copy of the email he sent back to his friends.

Thank you for contacting me regarding political activism. Political engagement is an essential part of civil discourse and helps set long term direction for communities, therefore it is commendable that you have engaged in the political process.

As for the specific request regarding the petition for the marriage law, these are my thoughts. I do agree that marriage ideally is between a man and women; a convent made publicly before family, church and state so that all these institutions and the people involved in them can support the couple in their lifelong commitment. Then this commitment is sealed physically by sex, but not before.

I fail to see how religious groups, especially Christians can protest against the current law change given that they make a mockery, or one could say they operate hypocritically with the current situation. For example:

  • The divorce rate between those with faith, and without are essentially equal. True story, enough said
  • The convent is often broken, though marriage isn’t nullified. For example the pornography consumption is that same, if not higher, in churches than in the general population. This breaks the convent of “forsaking all others”. I am not aware of abuse rates, but suspect they may also be similar if moderated for social economic conditions
  • Sex before/outside of the marriage convent. Given that I know more Christian people having sex, or engaging in sexual practice (in retrospect sex is more than just a penis and vagina) before/outside of marriage than waiting, I would conclude that this sex outside of marriage thing is pretty much ignored in practice. (Yes this isn’t scientifically valid, I believe the stats would back me up).
  • Removal of conevantal vows. A large number of Christians modify the convent vows so that they are not longer covenantal in nature. That is “till death to us part” is removed and replaced with some lovely dovey statement. This reduces the covenantal nature of the contract, thus waters down the marriage covenant.
  • Removal of supporting community. Most churches in Christendom are more akin to a social club, than a community that holds each other to account and supports each other through thick and thin. (aka gives you a bed when you have moved out of your home, but then gets you help to get back in). Most church growth happens through people moving around looking for a better social club. Therefore how can the body of believers hold people to their covental decisions when they are not part of a true community.

These are just off the top of my head and I could go on, but I think that you get the picture that Christians do not actually hold the marriage covenant in high esteem. Therefore it seems a bit rich to be arguing to keep marriage “pure”.  It is not to say that one must be “perfect” before engaging in discourse over an issue, I for one ascribe to the ideals mentioned above, but often have fallen short. However my wife is very kind and compassionate! However Christendom has lost the credibility to speak on such issues because its house is not in order. If the majority of Christians actually lived out their marriages as they were designed to be, then I think that we would be able to speak out because we would have fruit on the tree.

Never the less, feel free to contact me again if you feel strongly about something that is occurring in the political process. Just be warned that I will respond in a way that might challenge your assumptions!