Thursday, December 22, 2011

X-mas, Islam: Looking back at 2011

Amber Dorrian, Wisdom Quarterly
Christian holiday: Santa (Monica) Pub Crawl 2011 benefits the needy (LA Weekly).

Buddhist "Holiday" music

(o) "Stanza of Victory," Jayamangala Gatha, a recital by the Messengers of Dharma. These eight stanzas extol the virtues of the Buddha and are recited when embarking on any venture. They are intended to bring happiness and success.

Top 10 of Everything in 2011

Best New Website of 2011

Newt's Holy War on Atheists in America
Hrafnkell Haraldsson ( Newt's Holy War? It's coming to your town in 2012. It is absurd that we would be drawn so often back to the “War on Christianity” meme that seems to form the heart and core of every Republican campaign in 2012.

Islam: What the West Needs To Know
Virtually every major Western leader has over the past several years expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This claim, while widely circulated, rarely attracts serious public examination.

Through an examination of the Koran, other Islamic texts, and the example of the prophet Muhammed, this documentary argues, through a sober and methodical presentation, that violence against non-Muslims is and has always been an integral aspect of Islam. Jihad, while best translated as "struggle," when represented in the life of Muhammad, meant organized warfare against non-believers.

Relying on Islam's early texts, this documentary considers the violent, expansionary ideology within Islam that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government. More

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