Muslim extremism: Why David Cameron’s views are dangerously naive

Reuters David Cameron has warned of the radicalisation of young Muslims. Why are young British Muslims going off to fight for a  cause that involves burning people alive or chopping their heads off? Now we know, or at least we know what the Prime Minister thinks. In a speech today, he said: “The cause is ideological. It is an Islamist extremist ideology: one that says the West is bad and democracy is wrong, that women are inferior and homosexuality is evil. “It says religious doctrine trumps the rule of law and Caliphate trumps nation state, and it justifies violence in asserting itself and achieving its aims. The question is: how do people arrive at this world view?” His answer is that “there are people who hold some of these views who don’t go as far as advocating violence, but do buy into some of these prejudices – giving the extreme Islamist...Read more

New cure for diabetes? ‘Goldilocks’ plant in Israel found to improve insulin secretion

(Wikipedia Commons) This aromatic shrub called Chiliadenus iphionoides, also known as ‘Goldilocks’ which is indigenous to Israel, can help improve glucose absorption and insulin secretion, according to experts. Scientists in Israel may have found a new, natural cure for diabetes, and it is fondly named after one of the most well-loved fairy tale characters: “Goldilocks.” Researchers from the Judea Regional Research and Development Center in Israel recently discovered that ingesting an aromatic shrub called Chiliadenus iphionoides, which is indigenous to the country, can help improve glucose absorption and insulin secretion. This yellow-flowering shrub, more commonly known as “Goldilocks” or “sharp varthemia” in the region, can therefore be the cure diabetics are waiting for. Plant biologist Jonathan Gorelick, scientific director of the...Read more

US Christian education leaders seek protection for opposing same-*** marriage

Reuters Christine Weick protests against gay marriage in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 8, 2015. Leaders of religious organizations in the United States are calling on congressional leaders to craft legislation to protect schools from government discrimination based on their beliefs about the biblical definition of marriage. More than 70 leaders in Christian education sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, this week to issue such appeal as they expressed growing concern about the possible implications of the Supreme Court’s same-*** marriage decision later this month. In their letter, the Christian leaders noted the exchange between Justice Samuel Alito and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli during the oral arguments on the issue in the Supreme Court last April. Alito asked Verrilli if...Read more

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