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Opinion: Muslim Superhero Cartoon Does Not Signal the End of Times

Children's entertainment is fertile ground for political fulminating. Add Islam into the mix, and you've got a recipe for world-class outrage. Today's cause for hysteria? "The 99," a new animated series featuring Muslim superheroes. Based on a...

Muslim Baby Names for Girls

There are several Muslim baby names for girls with beautiful meanings. Credit: Corbis
Muslim baby names for baby girls can be beautiful, but it's important that parents also consider the meanings behind the names. The most popular Muslim...

Runaway Teen Convert Forced to Return Home

Rifqa Bary, 17, ran away from home when her family allegedly became upset over her choice to convert to Christianity. Credit: WFTV
A Florida judge ruled that an Ohio teen who claimed her father threatened to kill her for converting to...

Palestinian Conflict Leads to School Discrimination in Denmark

In case anyone still thinks that what goes on in the Middle East doesn't affect the rest of the world, I submit the curious case of schools in Denmark where headmasters are recommending that Jewish parents not try to enroll their children in the...

Doll pulled over Islamic message

Elmo Live may be the hot toy of the season this year, but it's a cute little baby doll who is getting all the attention right now. Fisher Price's Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo doll is supposed to utter only one actual word: Mama. The...

Burkas banned from school pick up

It seems they're pretty serious about carpool chic over there in the Netherlands and Burkas simply don't cut it. Well, actually, it's not so much about fashion as it is security and being able to communicate. According to Ronald Plasterk, the Dutch...

No barbies for Iranian girls

Barbie, the iconic American fashion doll, is destroying the youth and the culture of Iran. So says Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi, anyway. Najafabadi is Iran's Prosecutor General and he wants restrictions on the importation of Western toys in order to...

Is an anti-religion book dangerous?

Can a book really be dangerous? I'm not sure it really can be, to the reader anyway. To the powers that be, certainly, but that's not the reader's problem. On the other hand, are there subjects that children are not ready to or should not have to...

Follow-up: British teacher in Sudan pardoned

Remember the British teacher who got in some serious hot water over a class project involving a roving teddy bear? The idea was that children would take turns bringing the bear home and then would write about the bear's adventures. Naturally, the...

Polio makes a comeback in Pakistan

The parents of 24,000 children in Northern Pakistan declined to have their children vaccinated against Polio last month. It seems that rumours have been spreading that the harmless vaccine is actually an evil American plot to sterilize Muslim...

French schools spammed with anti-evolution books

"The Atlas of Creation" is a 770-page book written by Turkish author Harun Yahya in which he quotes from the Koran and says that "human beings did not evolve (from another species) but were indeed created." The book also describes evolution as "the...

Parents sue for hospital baby mix-up 28 years later

I remember seeing a made for TV movie years ago about two babies that were "switched at birth." While I don't remember all the details of the movie (I think one of the babies died later on) I couldn't help but wonder what I would do if that happened...

Is it hypocritical to allow Muslim students to pray in schools?

Most of the important Supreme Court decisions that have established the jurisprudence of "separation of church and state" in the U.S. involved school prayer, namely daily teacher-led group prayers in public classrooms. Since those important mid-20th...

Bare shouldered passport photo of five-year-old rejected

Hannah Edwards is five years old. She has wispy hair and big, wide eyes. She's cute as a button. Apparently, however, a clerk working for the British postal service decided that she might just be offensive. In the photo her parents had taken of her...

A Muslim parent's guide to the Internet - coming to a mosque near you

Did you know there are a number of Web sites out there that purport to be about Islam, but actually attempt to lure unsuspecting young believers into porn and gambling? Well, you learn something new every day when you work for Blogging Baby, folks. A...

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