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Amphiist 29: The differences between Shia/Sunni Islam

There are many sides fighting to influence our world view We need to listen to all of them (free speech) Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives: Shia Muslims, men’s right activists, socialists, etc. Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides Amphiist […]

Amphiist 15: Iran’s protests

There are many sides fighting to influence our world view We need to listen to all of them (free speech) Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives: Shia Muslims, men’s right activists, socialists, etc. Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides Amphiist […]

Amphiist 12: Shia Islam, Christianity and Judaism: How they view Jesus

The three Abrahamic religions are Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Let’s compare them. Islam was founded by the Prophet Mohammed in the sixth century in Saudi Arabia. The main difference between Islam and Christianity is that while Muslims believe that Jesus was a superb moral teacher and prophet of God, they do not believe that he […]

Amphiist 9: The Jewish Question

One of the most fundamentally important and controversial political issues of contemporary times is the Jewish Question. Normally, I show both sides of issues, but I have to admit, I am not as knowledgeable about this issue as I need to be. So I am hoping that any Jewish people who read this can point […]

What’s right about Saudi Arabia and Islam

I have read a lot of misinformation and yes, bigotry, about Saudi Arabia. I have never been there personally, and so I can’t write in depth about the human rights abuses I have read about. They may exist, and they may not. But remember that the media is a liar collectively, and when someone in […]

Sexual practices of Muslims: temporary marriage or muta

Islam contains very strict rules about sex outside of marriage. Basically it is haram or forbidden. What follows is a quick guide to what Muslims should do in the area of sex to make sure that they do not offend God. It is important to understand the Muslim view on temporary marriage, or muta, within […]

Loneliness and insecurity, Part 2

I wrote an article about a year ago about my loneliness and insecurity. That article, and this one I am about to write, are both very personal and I feel a bit uncomfortable sharing this information about myself but I figure that I probably am not the only person to feel this way, and if […]

Women’s rights as expressed in the Islamic Quran

In Canada, the relationship of Quebec to other provinces is that they are different but equal. In other words, both are respected, but they are not the same. One is primarily French in its culture, and one is primarily English. But both are worthy.   There is an analogy between how Canadians think of the […]

Women’s rights in Iran: Part 1

People in the West often have a very stereotypical view of women’s rights in Iran, and other countries in the Middle East. However, the reality is far more complex than that. Women’s issues are becoming a strong force in Iranian politics. Although the constitutions of Iran in 1906 and 1979 denied women’s rights, female activists […]

Muslims and Mormons: More alike than different?

  The word ‘Mormons’ refers to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Obviously the term ‘Mormons’ erases any reference to Jesus Christ, so this nickname for this group of people does them a disservice from the perspective of trying to evaluate if they are Christian or not.       My […]

Homosexuality in Saudi Arabia: Does this article have it right?

The article, which can be found at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/05/the-kingdom-in-the-closet/305774/ offers a frank discussion of homosexuality in the country where Islam is practiced most faithfully. But I’m wondering how accurate it is because a couple of people I know who are from there have told me that it is incorrect in a number of areas.   Here […]

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