This topic got my attention when I saw an article about K.V. Rabiya, an Indian Muslim woman who received the Padma Shri, that country’s fourth-highest civilian award. This award is the equivalent of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) or the President’s Volunteer Service Award. These awards are designed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in their field, in this case, social work. Ms. Rabiya worked tirelessly to improve literacy among the poor i
The most recent year for reported abortions is 2018, in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 619,000 abortions. The CDC relies on voluntary reporting of abortion data from the states and the District of Columbia. Three states refuse to report their information: California, Maryland, and New Hampshire, so probably the total number is much higher than reported. The CDC also tracks the number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15-44)
One of the articles I chanced upon on the Feedspot blog was written by Robert Spencer and entitled "What's Wrong With Being Sworn In On The Qur'an." The article is dated March 4, 2022, and comes from Frontpagemag.com, a periodical that Spencer and his colleagues produce to share Muslim violations worldwide. This article grabbed my attention because I also addressed loyalty oaths taken by members of Congress using the Qur'an as their sacred book in my forthcoming book, Muslim
The picture that accompanies this article is taken from the reverse side of the "tribute penny" given to Jesus. The story goes that on the Tuesday just before his crucifixion and resurrection, the religious leaders met our lord with a series of questions, including one about tribute to Caesar. You will find this account in the Bible: Matthew 22:15-22, Mark 12:12-17, and Luke 20:20-26. The Greek word for "penny" is denarius, a Roman coin. The Tiberius denarii are all similar.