Illustrations of Islamophobia Part II (and a little bit of hope)

On another blog, I just came upon this speech given by Newt Gingrich.  He discusses America's major security threats, namely "radical Islamists".  He says clearly that we are not at war with terrorism--which is news to me.  He claims that we are endangered by an Islamic threat. I obviously do understand that America has been …

A Catholic priest’s defense of Islam in Europe

In his open letter to Dutch MP Geert Wilders, UK Catholic priest Frank Julian Gelli criticizes the MP's Islamophobic statements.  As a fellow Catholic, I am encouraged by Fr. Frank's remarks, and I hope more Catholics in Europe and the US come to share his view. Thanks to Saladin128 for the link.

Why ‘witness’?

Welcome to my blog, Witness. For the past several months I have been hoping to launch this blog.  Throughout my freshman year of college, many thoughts have come to mind that I have wanted to share with a wider audience.  These reflections have been spurred by classroom discussions, campus events, interactions with friends, and incidents …