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How offensive have Trump’s past comments on race and religion been? You tell us. (INTERACTIVE)

For each comment or incident, select where it falls on the low-to-high scale of offensiveness. (If you’re not familiar with the incident, a link is provided.) Drag the slider; once you stop, your opinion will be recorded and you can see how other readers felt about the same comments.

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Shamima Begum - Compassion or Condemnation?

This is likely to be a post that puts me into direct opposition with quite a few people, but I’m going to make it anyway, because what I have to say on this topic is about the direction of this country and who we want to be. 272 ord igjen


Striking Inconsistent Elements Present in Islam

One of the most striking inconsistent elements are present in the Quran is the idea of freedom of worship. On the one hand, there are several times that the Quran expresses concern for religious liberty, such as, “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” (Surah 2:256) Yet, on the other hand, there are many other occurrences in the Quran where we are left with the direct opposite thought: “When the sacred months are passed, kill those that join other gods to God wherever ye find them; and seize them, besiege them, lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert, and observe prayer, and pay the obligatory alms, then let them go their way for God is gracious.” And again: “Fight for the cause of God against those who fight against you: Kill them wherever you find them. 18 122 ord igjen

Radical Islam

Are Israelite Wars a Justification for Jihads?

Even the very Arabic word jihad disprove such an argument, for it means, “a war or a struggle against unbelievers.”[1] Webster’s has the same definition, “a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty.” 17 685 ord igjen

Radical Islam

Victims and Villains

I want to talk about terms. We sure do love labelling people we disagree with. We got our alt-right groups, those who are Islamophobic, racist, misogynist—well, you get the fucking idea. 177 ord igjen