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Terry Jones Of 'Monty Python' Diagnosed With Dementia At 74

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment

Terry Jones, a writer, director and actor most famous for his role in Monty Python’s comedy troupe, has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, acco...

A Review Of 'Boom Bust Boom,' The Financial Crisis Movie

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business

Can a group of portly, middle-aged puppets explain the financial crisis? They certainly can try. In the new Terry Jones documentary, "Boom Bust Boom,"...

Reviewing Boom Bust Boom: A Documentary

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Joel Sucher

Boom Bust Boom picks up on the notion that financial crashes like 2008 -- the result of an overheated housing market -- are nothing new and to prove it the film takes you on an excursion to 17th century Holland.

Before We Condemn Islam, Let's Consider Our Own Faiths

John Backman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Religion
John Backman

Their scriptures may imply that God ordered genocide. Their extremists preach hate and destroy artifacts from other traditions. Most of the clergy insist that theirs is a religion of peace. Yes, Christians are in a quandary these days.

Neo-Orientalist Islamophobia Is Maligning the Reputation of the Prophet Muhammad Like Never Before

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Munawar A. Anees

LAHORE, Pakistan -- In the name of "revenge" for the Sept. 11 attack, an intellectual and political noose is being tightened and attempting to distort the personality and the message of Muhammad.

Total Rubbish: A Chat with Monty Python's Eric Idle, Plus ASCAP, Scott James and Scott Mickelson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

EI: "It started out just being a BBC record of the highlights of the first series or maybe the first two series. We did it in front of a live audience and it was material that was pretty much familiar to us anyway."

Robin Williams' Throbbing (and Reciprocated) Love of Python

Martin Lewis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Just as the Beatles (especially John) found a kindred spirit in singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson -- so did the Python members find a joyous soulmate in Robin Williams. It was love at first laugh. And it was a fully-consummated mutual admiration.

Quran-Burning Pastor Plans Rally In Front Of Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor known for burning Qurans, is planning a rally in Dearborn, Michigan, outside one of America's largest mosques. The eve...

Westboro Baptists Are Proud Of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

A&E sparked controversy when the network suspended Phil Robertson from the hit show 'Duck Dynasty' after GQ published an interview with his condemnati...

Jason Linkins

Who Is The Dark Horse Candidate Of 2016? Why Is This Being Asked Now? What Is Wrong With People? | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

At the end of a column explaining seven of the tens of thousands of ways Hillary Clinton and/or Chris Christie could "bungle" 2016 (like, the whole ye...

Florida Pastor Wins First Amendment Lawsuit | Daniel Lai | Posted 09.05.2013 | Religion

A U.S. District Judge ruled Friday that the city of Dearborn violated Florida pastor Terry Jones’ First Amendment rights by forcing him and represe...

Jason Linkins

The Quran-Burning Preacher Is Back | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Three years ago, in one of the sorriest episodes of American life, a great dollop of excrement in human form named Terry Jones capitalized on a slow-n...

Thirteen Reasons I Adore Douglas Adams

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

Today would have been Douglas Adams' 61st birthday. I didn't know him, but I've read his every published word, some many times over, and I miss him. Here I salute him 13 succinct times. (Why 13? I dunno. 42 would blitz my word-count.)

WATCH: Pastor Responds To Obama's Embrace Of 'Gay-Lesbian Agenda' By Burning Effigy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The infamous Quran-burning pastor expressed his disdain for President Barack Obama's support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) comm...

WATCH: Anti-Muslim Zealot Trumped By Love

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion

New Yorkers are famously terse, not known for patience or excessive diplomacy -- and certainly not for loud public displays of love. So when anti-I...

EXCLUSIVE: And Now For Something Completely Untrue

Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

Monty Python's Graham Chapman, most famous for his gleefully blasphemous portrayal of the titular character in "The Life Of Brian," passed away at the...

Who Speaks For Christianity And Islam?

Joel C. Hunter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Joel C. Hunter

We can tell you who does NOT speak for Christianity or Islam: the radicals who are getting all the media attention.

Anti-Muslim Extremist Video Calls for Counter-narrative by Mainstream Americans

Sahar Aziz | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Sahar Aziz

While some Americans may take offense at having to prove they are not racists or bigots simply because a small number of Americans are, they do not hesitate to demand the same of Muslims.

Sam Bacile to Salman Rushdie: The Age of Outrage-ism

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Sandip Roy

There will never be a world where fanatics don't exist. But could there be one where they don't matter so much except to their own fringe?

Terry Jones and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Are those who condemn Islam and mock Mohammad protected by the First Amendment? There are two arguments one might make to support the proposition that such speech is beyond the protection of the Constitution.

Romney Comments On Offensive Video

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

GOP nominee Mitt Romney made his first comments on an anti-Muslim video that has been blamed for riots in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle Eas...

Anti-Islam Pastor Under Pressure In Wake Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

* Chairman of Joint Chiefs asks pastor to not support film * Pastor agrees to 're-evaluate' showing movie By Phil Stewar...

Top General Asks Terry Jones To Withdraw Support For Film

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by ...

Tragic Attacks on U.S. Embassies are Contemptible and Un-Islamic

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

However inflammatory a film or a book or other speech might be, Islam never allows for the taking of a life in response.

Nothing Farcical About anti-Muhammad Film

Abbas Barzegar | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Abbas Barzegar

As history repeats itself, the only thing ludicrous is the incessant stubbornness of both the West's commitment to "free speech" and the Muslim world's rush to violence, the irony of which is lost upon them both.