Posts Tagged 'ISIS'

Does something get lost in the ISIS-Islam debate?

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President Barack Obama has taken heat for trying to distinguish between ISIS and Islam. I don’t care to debate whether ISIS fighters represent an extreme wing of Islam or are just madmen who try to cloak themselves under the veil of Islam. They’re killers and thugs.  That’s enough for me.

But since Islam has become part of the discussion regarding terrorism—rightly or wrongly—maybe it’s worth looking at Islam from another angle. Let’s look at Muslims who serve in the U.S. military.

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A world leader, and she’s just 17

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I generally focus on issues and talk about people only to the extent they have some impact on those issues.  I’m making an exception today for an exceptional person.

She’s only 17 years old, and already she’s done more for the world than most adults. This rather petite and unassuming girl hasn’t created a cure for cancer or developed the next generation smart phone. Her accomplishment isn’t based on tangible things. It comes from her inner self—tremendous courage and leadership that ...

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