Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

All-American Muslim on TLC: Do These People Represent the Future of Islam?

This new reality series seems hopeful: ___ I’ve long thought, and still think, that American Muslims represent Islam’s future (which I take to be the religion’s gradual but definite liberalization and rapprochement with western Enlightenment modernism). I’m betting that a century from now the … Continue reading

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A Ten-Year-Old Boy is Raped; Penn Students Show Outrage at Joe Paterno’s Firing

To focus the mind, let’s point to just one of the things Joe Paterno did (or, rather, failed to do) as coach at Penn State. In 2002, one of his coaches sodomized a ten-year-old boy in a university locker room shower. Assistant … Continue reading

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