So helping with Ebola is Christian narcissism?

When Dr. Kent Brantly, a missionary caring for Ebola patients in Liberia, became the first known American Ebola patient, Ann Coulter called him “idiotic” and chastised him for the “Christian narcissism” of deigning to help people in “disease-ridden cesspools” rather than, say, turning “one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ,” which would apparently “have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia.”

Charles Blow, The Ebola Hysteria, New York Times, Oct 29, 2014

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Must civilization end where it began?

ISIS threatens Iraq’s priceless cultural heritage

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/22/world/meast/iraq-isis-cultural-destruction/index.html?iref=allsearch

Thousands of years before the birth of Christ, the people of Mesopotamia mastered the first writing system, mathematics, astronomy, literature and law.

Iraq’s past, however, is threatened by the nightmare of its present.

ISIS is not only at war with the Iraqi state, it’s also at war with Iraq’s very identity — blowing up religious shrines, slaughtering and enslaving minorities such as the Yazidis, Christians and Turkmen, and executing its enemies.

And what it hasn’t destroyed, ISIS is selling on the black market.

The Old Testament and the Kor’an say a lot of things..

But ISIS considers that the taking of slaves and concubines remains fully justified by the Kor’an.

ISIS states its justification for the enslavement of women

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/12/world/meast/isis-justification-slavery/index.html?iref=allsearch

“One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar — the infidels — and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law,” the group says in an online magazine published Sunday.

The title of the article sums up the ISIS point of view: “The revival (of) slavery before the Hour,” referring to Judgment Day.

The fourth edition of the group’s English-language digital magazine called “Dabiq” said that female members of the Yazidi sect, an ethnically Kurdish minority living mostly in Iraq, may legitimately be captured and forcibly made concubines or sexual slaves.