Turkish Women May Not Laugh in Public

A minister from Turkey’s conservative Muslim government outlined in some detail what he thought Turkish women must do in order to be chaste and honorable Muslims. Or, more specifically, he outlined what Turkish women must not do. According to this minister, chastity involves not showing off your beauty (i.e., wearing a head-to-toe black sack) and not laughing in public. That’s right. Good Turkish women don’t laugh in public. After hearing things like this, I can’t imagine this advice will Read more […]

Obama Praises Religion During Speech: Guess Which One

In a recent speech, President Obama said: “Throughout our history, Christianity has contributed to the character of our country, and Christian-Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation – and we’ve seen the results. We’ve seen those results in generations of Christian immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities…Every day, Christian-Americans are helping to shape the way that we think and the way that we work and the way Read more […]