September 22, 2006 |
Three Christian militants were executed by firing squad today for leading attacks on Muslims that left 70 people dead, relatives and police said. The executions prompted mobs to burn cars and attack police posts, officers said. Indonesia ignored an appeal last month by Pope Benedict XVI to spare the men.
August 3, 2012 |
Michelle Dizon's “Perpetual Peace,” an eight-channel video installation at the 18 th Street Arts Center, tackles an enormous subject - globalization in the Philippines - with stirring conviction, even as it stumbles occasionally into sentiment. Born and raised in Los Angeles to parents who left the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship, Dizon is at her best in the conscientious juxtaposition of image and fact. The installation is dominated by a large and beautifully tranquil image of a cloud-skirted Mt. Pinatubo, a volcano whose 1991 eruption hastened the evacuation of a pair of nearby American military bases, as we are told in one of several voiceovers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000 |
For Samar Aziz, the road to providing her sons with an Islamic-based education is 76 miles long and full of gridlock. "It's a killer," she said of the drive between her Tustin home and the private Islamic school in West Covina where her boys, ages 4 and 5, are taught not only to read and write--but also what it means to be a Muslim. "It's hard. It takes a toll on the family." Aziz has prayed for relief, and on Saturday, in a field of dirt and rocks in Irvine, her prayers were answered.
October 27, 2010 |
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, according to the FBI, traveled the world in search of jihad. But Pakistan turned him away, and Jordan did too. He tried to get into Somalia, but U.S. authorities had placed him on the no-fly list. An American citizen, he visited an Army recruiting station in New York's Times Square hoping to be sent to Iraq; the Army did not want him either. So, the FBI said, the 21-year-old born and raised in New York created websites and posted threats of radical Islamic violence, including one from another American, Anwar Awlaki, a terrorism suspect thought to be living in Yemen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2006 |
In the wake of 9/11, New Horizon School in Pasadena has faced tough challenges in asserting itself as a progressive Muslim campus. Enrollment numbers dropped. Parents, teachers and students were regarded with suspicion. And right-wing commentators bashed the school's pledge of allegiance, which begins: "As an American Muslim, I pledge allegiance to God and His prophet. I respect and love my family and my community, and I dedicate my life to serving the cause of truth and justice."
June 12, 2005 |
If high ratings for the ridiculous NBC miniseries "Revelations" are a bellwether, Hollywood's next big thing may be spooky spirituality. Either that or the feel-good "Kingdom of Heaven"-type religious plot that, like some blunt instrument, seeks to bludgeon audiences into accepting an awesomely righteous (read Emmy or Oscar-inducing) social theme.