Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Dilemma of Afghan Riots over Qur'an Burning

I'd like to ask the protestors and the Afghani government: Who will apologize to the families of those who were killed as a result of these riots? Was it worth it to commit such crimes? Is desecrating an innocent human life the best way Islam can offer to preserve the honor of the Qur’an, the supposed book of PEACE? Without a doubt, it is confusing to hear of the ongoing riots by Afghani Muslims over a book that contains a multitude of contradicting facts and tangible dilemmas worthy of examination, yet at the same time, we do not hear of any moderate Muslims being outraged or outspoken against such imagery that can only enforce the notion that Islam is NOT a religion of PEACE but rather of VIOLENCE. [more...]

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trashing the Constitution

Every Supreme Court justice is required, under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, to be bound by his or her oath or affirmation “to support this Constitution.” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just broken this commitment by insulting, in front of a foreign audience, the very document she is sworn to support. In an interview during her visit to Cairo, which aired January 30, 2012 on Al-Hayat TV, Justice Ginsburg advised the Egyptian people to ignore the U.S. Constitution in preparing their own new constitution. It’s just too “old,” she said. Instead, Justice Ginsburg lavished praise on several post-World War II foreign documents such as the South African constitution, Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the European Convention on Human Rights. [more...]