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Resisting Arrest: A Simple Principle

(B Curtis Eaves, USA, 03/04/15 5:09 pm) Dear WAISers: It troubles me that in all of the media discussion of police shootings, the simple principle "Do not resist arrest!" is not emphasized. Resisting arrest seems to be pres ...

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Islamophobia and Other Phobias

(Enrique Torner, USA, 03/04/15 2:56 pm) I agree with Anthony Candil's answer (4 March) to Massoud Malek. However, I would add that many people all over the world have "heterophobia," or an aversion/dislike of whatever is diffe ...

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Christian Democracy; Why no Mosque in the Vatican

(Roy Domenico, USA, 03/04/15 1:05 pm) As the Holy See, there is no impulse to put a mosque in the Vatican, just as there is no impulse to put a Protestant Church or a Synagogue there. It would have to be in St Peter's Square itself, ...

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Throwing Christian Democrats to the Lions

(Paul Preston, UK, 03/04/15 9:53 am) Here's my take on Robert Whealey's joke: It was because the Christian Democrats told the lions that, if they ate them, they would be obliged to give an after-dinner speech. JE comments: ...

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Why no Mosque in the Vatican?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/04/15 7:50 am) Referring to JE's response to Anthony Candil (4 March) about no mosque in the Vatican and no churches in Saudi Arabia, frankly I believe that it would not be so easy to squeeze a mosque inside the ...

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Islamophobia or Islamistophobia?

(John Heelan, UK, 03/04/15 7:08 am) Perhaps "Islamophobia" is misnamed and should be "Islamistophobia"? (See Anthony Candil, 4 March.) WAISers might be interested in an article pointing out the difference--pu ...

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Christian Democracy

(Robert Whealey, USA, 03/04/15 6:09 am) I used to teach a class on Contemporary Europe from 1945 to the present at the 300 level at Ohio University. (I retired in 2001.)  The class covered five nations for 85-95% of the tim ...

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Understanding IS/Daesh: Graeme Wood vs. H. A. Hellyer

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 03/04/15 5:36 am) I'd add to John E's recommendation that WAISers read Graeme Wood's Atlantic Monthly article that they also read the lesser-known recent essay by H.A. Hellyer in Salon fo ...

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Piricuacos/Piricuaques; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 03/04/15 5:19 am) JE: I received this response to Tim Brown (3 March) from reader Gary Moore, who introduced himself to WAISdom on February 28th: John, I was wondering when somebody was g ...

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Islamophobia and Christianophobia

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 03/04/15 3:59 am) Certainly "Islamophobia" exists, as well as many other phobias. But there is also "Christianophobia," particularly in Muslim countries. Vincent Littrell speaks of "dirty ...

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