World-renowned Turkish classical pianist Fazil Say indicted for insulting Islam on Twitter. Prosecution asks for up to one-and-a-half year prison sentence. Published 11:33 p.m. June 1, 2012 - Comments
Rosen claims Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life" while Martha Johnson from the GSA joins the ranks of the unemployed. Is the conversation on government corruption at risk of being derailed? Published 2:27 a.m. April 13, 2012 - Comments
The release of four Turkish journalists by the government this week may please human rights advocates but raises yet again the issue of freedom of the press and just how tenuous this right has become under the Islamist AKP. Published 9:38 p.m. March 17, 2012 - Comments
Confusion about the facts surrounding the burning of the Koran is probably to blame. After all, prisoners were writing messages on the page thus effectively desecrating them in Islam. Published 7:59 p.m. March 6, 2012 - Comments
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Author and researcher Luke Montgomery grew up on the ancient hunting grounds of the Mescalero Apaches, where he cut his teeth on tales of Geronimo’s exploits, supped with Viking heroes in Valhalla and embarked on exhilarating voyages with Odysseus. Somewhere along the way, he grew older, but he didn't grow up. After obtaining his MA in Linguistics, he set a course for adventure in Europe and the Middle East, where he lived for over a decade combing Hittite, Phrygian, Lycian, Greek and Roman ruins on the shores of the Mediterranean and Aegean. Eventually, he returned to the land of liberty at what he considers its most crucial hour to take up his post in the defense of individual liberty. When he is not consulting private and public institutions with interests and operations in the Middle East, he tends grapes, raises Longhorn cattle and researches public policy, especially as it relates to culture. As an expert on Islam, he spends much of his time researching and writing about religious politics. Some of the people and works that have shaped his worldview are Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, Atlas Shrugged, C. S. Lewis, Anton Chekhov, Omar Khayyam, LOTR, the Torah, O. Henry, The Ballad of the White Horse, Bruce Cockburn, George Orwell, Yaşar Kemal, Aziz Nesin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Yeshua... You can follow his work at www.lukemontgomery.net/blog.html , or find him on Twitter at LukeM_author and on Facebook.