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Sword Verse In Its Historical Context: Quran 9:5

Kaleef K. Karim

This article seeks to examine chapter 9, verse 5 of the Quran in its historical context. Some claim that the verse ‘sanctions the killing of innocent people’, and this is how it was implemented by Prophet Mohammed (p). 6,098 more words

Islam

"Saving One Life Is As If Saving Whole Of Humanity..." - Quran 5:32

Kaleef K. Karim

Content:

1. Introduction
2. Surah 5:32 plagiarized from Talmud?
3. Do Muslims take 5:32 out of context?
4. Is Surah 5:32 only binding on the ‘Children of Israel’, not Muslims? 5,688 more words

Islam

The Bible and ISIS

An Atlantic article talks to ISIS members to understand their world view. They are idealists and want to create a godly land, with free health care and social security for all, where women will be women and men will be men (i.e. 336 more words

Bodhi

Survivor Story - KJ's Story

There are moments I fall asleep, only to awake from a nightmare; where instantly, through no will of my own, I am carried back in time to the spring of 1986. 1,898 more words

Abuse

Thay (Only So Clean)

Thay allowed the water to run cold even escaping into the tub after turning off the shower. They still didn’t understand what happened. Blood isn’t easy to get off. 771 more words

It's All About The Money

Debt and money, two mainstays of human economies for many hundreds of years. Even without money people can still get in debt: with debt creating a two (or more) way relationship between a debtor and creditor, between the person owing something and the person who leant it. 635 more words

Capitalism

Reason 233: Because Children Tend To Act Like They're Taught

Here is a video that was taken by a student at the schoolhouse:

GIRL BEATEN IN GYM CLASS FOR NOT HELPING PEERS CHEAT

The message is clear: either go along with what we tell you is right, or we will make you pay. 170 more words

Violence