Sounds familliar? These words are not from Muslims but fundamentalist American Christians.
I had not checked the news all day and was casually driving for an Eid dinner when all of a sudden I saw this huge smoke covering almost the entire sky. As I happened to drive right through it, I could easily see the massive fires over the hills.
“Deliver Us from Evil” is an Academy Award-nominated documentary about clergy sexual abuse of children focuses on one particular case in California. Some facts I learned:
- Over 100,000 victims of clergy sexual abuse have come forward in the United States (alone).
- Experts say more than 80% of sexual abuse victims never report their abuse.
- Most countries are just beginning to report clergy abuse.
Turkey is probably thinking how to react to the recent US Congressional vote on terming the Armenian massacre during the Ottoman Empire as “Genocide”. This is a big deal and a very sensitive matter to both Turks and Armenians.
I personally admire the direction Turkey is heading these days. I am a big fan of Abdullah Gul. Being a Muslim, I feel Turkey can be an example in more than one way for Muslims today. As a Muslim my sympathies could naturally lie with the Turks on the genocide issue against the Armenians. Most Jews and Israelis in general are also supporting this resolution. Continue reading