Already I've been asked, should Andrea Yates -- who drowned her five children in the bathtub of her suburban Houston home nearly eleven years ago -- be allowed a two-hour weekly pass to attend church services?
There comes a point for many black Americans when the "isolated incidents" are no longer those, but symptoms of deeper expressions and manifestations of racism. The killing of Trayvon Martin comes as yet another "isolated incident."
Merah seems to be motivated by his reaction to the political traumas of the religious community that he subscribed to. His zeal seems to be against occupation and humiliation, not godlessness or impiety.
Deep insecurities and fears of alienation kept me from asking the hard questions. However, when philosophy gave me the tools to submit my beliefs to more intellectual scrutiny, I became ready for the deeper, more honest conversion God was willing to give.
They are friends. I love this, I really do, because, believe it or not, Iranians of different cultural backgrounds do get along... and despite the current political situation and its bigoted notions, they mostly have over the centuries Iran has been around.
I bet there are a bunch of things you didn't know about doing business with a Jew. And yet you probably have a lot of Jewish customers and vendors. Consider this to be my Passover gift to you. Let me share just a few simple rules that might help you profit with my people in the coming year.