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Spokane’s religion wrap-up: The Spovangelist, Yom Kippur, Life Center and “Innocence of Muslims”

In the chaos that was last week, I didn’t get a chance to write a religion wrap-up and I really wanted to give a shout-out to The Spovangelist. Editor-in-Chief Alayna Becker  gave us an outstanding review on Sept. 10 and you should all go read it. The Spovangelist gets what we’re all about and we can’t wait to work with them further.

“Jew” as a noun: offensive or merely descriptive?

Most of my friends agreed that the intention behind the use of “Jew” is what matters most. (They also shared the opinion that “jew” as a verb is always pejorative.) A friend who is especially knowledgeable about Judaism made the key distinction between “Jew” as a noun and the same word as an adjective. The latter is plainly offensive.

With freedom of speech comes responsibility

I appreciated Zainab Abdualjaleel’s article, “This attitude is not part of Islam….just like the movie should not represent Christianity”, about protests in the Islamic world arising from an internet video lambasting Muhammad and Islam. Her article, and comments, are well worth reading.

“This attitude is not part of Islam….just like the movie should not represent Christianity”

BAHRAIN — After releasing the movie “Innocence of Muslims” various reactions were observed around both the Arabic and Islamic world. The movie, which insulted the dignity of more than one billion Muslims by offending their prophet, has created a critical situation.

Middle East riots fueled by competition between radicals, moderates as new democracies emerge

Anti-American riots that have spread to more than a dozen countries across the Middle East are a sign of fissures between radical and more moderate Islamists that are vying for power as their societies undergo change, Middle East experts say.

Occupy birthday 3

Occupy Spokane turns one, celebrates with peaceful downtown protest

Occupy birthday 2

Occupy Spokane turns one, celebrates with peaceful downtown protest

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