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freedom of information | Google | Internet | ISIS | Jigsaw | net neutrality | search engines

Google vs. ISIS and Freedom of Information

“Don’t be evil” has since 2004 been Google’s unofficial corporate motto. Like other mottos, it’s vague but difficult to disagree with, and like other companies, it’s arguable to what extent Google lives up to its own self-declared moral standard. (I’...

October 13, 2016

Larycia Hawkins | Wheaton College | hijab | ISIS | Miroslav Volf | God

Tolerance and Truth(s)

upheavals at suburban Wheaton College...

December 21, 2015

ISIS | Islam | San Bernardino attack | religious extremism | education | civil society | democracy

Missing From Conversations About San Bernardino Attack—The Main Point: Education!

Amid the shrieks and din of presidential candidates like Donald Trump calling for a moratorium on the immigration of Muslim to our shores, ISIS’ ranting about apocalyptic warfare between Islam and non-Muslims in the West, and President Obama assuring...

December 10, 2015

ISIS | Middle East | Palmyra | Nimrod | Mosul | King Sargon | Jonah | Syria | King Josiah | Protestant Reformation | Muhammad | Ka'aba | Mecca | Saddam Hussein | Pergamon Museum | Ishtar gate | Iraq

ISIS' War Against the Past

The unrelenting, brutal war that ISIS is conducting in the Middle East confronts us daily with new modes of inhuman behavior. We have been horrified by videos of tortures and beheadings of captured Westerners and locals alike. And not long ago ISI...

September 17, 2015

ISIS | Islamiic State | IS | Syria | Iraq | Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi | Islam | Sykes Picot | Middle East | Mohammad | jihad | Mahdi | President Obama | sharia

For ISIS, the United States' Military Strikes Confirm God's Favor -- Jeffrey Kaplan

NOTE: This article seeks to present readers with the vision of the world as seen through the eyes of Islamic State fighters and their wider Muslim audiences, a perspective redolent with religious symbolism and a genuinely millenarian view of the regi...

September 25, 2014