Somali Terrorism, Kenyan Malls, and Perspective

A savage scene unfolded this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya, as a terrorist attack on an upscale retail center, Westgate Mall, gripped not only the nation but the farther reaching international community as well. The attack, which has claimed the lives of approximately 68 (that number is expected to rise in the coming days) and injured…

Arming the Other Seven

In 2007 there were estimated to be 875 million firearms in circulation around the world. That’s one firearm per eight people. After our recent display of aggression towards Syria, top US executives seem to be asking one question: “How do we arm the other seven?” To understand why we’re arming the world, we need to…

Allahu Akbar, God is Great and The War on Religion

Day by day, the world continually forgoes religion and leans toward the secularism so openly adopted by New Age Atheists who denounce faith in favor of ‘reason’ and Agnostics who are more certain of God’s inexistence than the possibility that he could indeed be real.  Most of those who categorize themselves within these groups use…

Girl Rising

I found this while looking through The Harvard Independent, a student run paper at Harvard University: Harvard screens the limited-showing documentary about female empowerment. “Educate a girl, change the world.” On March 8th, International Women’s Day, The Harvard Graduate School of Education presented a screening of the documentary Girl Rising. The film delineated the story of nine brave…