Monday, August 17, 2015

New York Times, and Time Mag, report on world refugee crisis; why a Christian converted to Islam

An op-ed in the New York Times Monday, p. A19, by Zeynep Tufekci, “The Plight of Refugees, the Shame of the World”, link here, particularly when it comes down to quoting Angela Merkel on an answer she gave to an immigrant student.

The author thinks the world is rich enough to solve this crisis with policy, or “institutional response, not ad hoc charity”.  The latter is what Christian churches want, the former was a question on a 12th grade government test in 1961.

There is a good Blogspot  ("Em' Talkery") posting ("Displaced People") on this matter here.
Time, in an article by Naina Bajekal, p. 49, Aug. 24, 2015,  (link with paywall) depicts “Europe’s new border crisis” with a picture of a refugee camp in Calais, France, trying to get through the Chunnel to England.

Look also at this essay on Vox by Jeremy Spencer, “I was a rural, homeschooled, Christian kid; then I converted to Islam”, link here. Note the comment on equality toward the end, and his comment on when force is justified.  Note also a long story in the New York Times Tuesday, "Religion meets rebellion: How ISIS lured three friends: London girls heeded siren call tailored to teenage dreams an vulnerabilities", here

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