Situation in Africa’s most populous nation continues to deteriorate as Islamists expand attacks. Via BBC: The president of Nigeria has vowed “to leave no stone unturned” in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that killed at least 81 people. Goodluck Jonathan urged the nation “to confront the common enemy” after the gun and bomb … More Mosque carnage in Nigeria
Growing religious chaos, the rise of Boko Haram, and how we can help This is an article I had published at my church earlier this week: On Christmas morning 2011, Bay Area residents woke up to a beautiful day eclipsed by the excitement of their children, many of whom were probably up at dawn, counting … More What is happening in Nigeria?
Most people would agree that Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, was a reprehensible man for ignoring the will of his people and having them killed after a contested presidential election. His actions provoked outrage across the world, from his African neighbors to the United States and the European Union, and he now finds … More A tale of two scumbags
I spent Friday night arguing with a friend of mine at a hotel restaurant here in Tijuana about Islamic fundamentalists, the attacks they commit, and whether or not they exist. He denies what I believe to be obvious fact: that the above-mentioned fanatics slaughter innocent Muslims, religious minorities, and anyone who doesn’t fit into their … More Denying reality will not strengthen your case
Al-Jazeera featured this as an opinion piece a couple of weeks back and I thought the author did a great job with it — he traveled to Nairobi and went on to see the refugee camps in Somalia, where a famine is killing and threatening to kill hundreds of thousands of people. I agree with … More Social media wipes out its gains for the world
All of this could have been avoided if Q had listened to the will of his people and resigned. A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said. Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the large residential villa which was hit … More NATO takes out Qaddafi’s son
The revolts sweeping through the Middle East should inspire all of us to strive for something better Earlier this evening I spent a few minutes watching American Idol — I know, there’s definitely more important things to be focusing on, especially in light of the uprisings that are spreading across the Arab world and hopefully Iran. … More Let’s make a change here, too