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Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny? By David Leonhardt (New York Times)

May 20, 2011 by


Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny? By David Leonhardt (New York Times) The economic differences among the country’s various religions are strikingly large, much larger than the differences among states and even larger than those among racial groups. Multimedia Graphic Graphing Religions and Income  The most affluent of the major religions — including secularism — […]

Muslims Lose Debate on Islam Being a Religion of Peace (Intelligence Squared)

December 10, 2010 by


On October 6, 2010, Intelligence Squared Debates held a debate on the motion “Islam is a religion of peace” featuring Zeba Khan and Majid Nawaz for the motion and Ayan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray against the motion. The formal question was posed as follows: “Is the rise of terrorism and violence justifiably traced to […]

The Ideals of the Enlightenment – Isaac Kramnick (The Portable Enlightenment Reader)

October 27, 2010 by


In order for the contemporary student of knowledge to attain proper education, he or she must also study the dominant intellectual framework that is often presented as a competing source of authority and intellectual discourse for Islam. Secularized and Westernized elites, intellectuals, and bureaucrats knowingly or unknowingly utilize entire disciplines and arts that are alien […]