Islam without Mohammad?

In Islam, it is heresy to speak ill of Mohammad. In fact, it isn’t likely that the religion can be separated from the man. But unless we engage in some serious moral relativism, it is essential that the two be unhitched, else Islam truly may be an ugly, ugly thing… Related: the issue of abrogation…

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Slavery Is Worse than Murder

Bob Murphy NAILS IT: A well-known free-market economist recently submitted an essay to me, asking that I publish it on my blog. Let me reproduce a sample of it and then tell you how I answered him: The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to…

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All Muslims Are Terrorists

AmIRight, right wingers, Obama, et al?! Did I say Muslims? I meant Americans: I read that 23 percent of the world’s population is Muslim, or 1.6 billion people. Whatever the number is, it’s large. How many are terrorists out to terrorize westerners and push them out of areas they consider to be Muslim areas? How…

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9/11… NO MORE AFTER THIS

…I swear. But some good columns have come out since 9/11 that I thought were worth blurbs: Rodney Balko at HuffPost notes the increased militarization of the police, which is an increased cost in both dollars and freedom points. Ignoramus right-statists continue to perpetuate the unwavering narrative that Muslims wish us harm for no reason…

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