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  • Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

    02/11/2016 12:45:38 PM PST · by Reeses · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/2016 | Amina Khan, cheap labor reporter
    Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity of choice knew about their misdeeds and would punish them were more likely to play fairly in a game where money was on the line. The findings, described in the journal Nature, hint at the integral role that certain religious beliefs may have played in the dramatic expansion of human societies.
  • Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI

    10/14/2011 8:30:21 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | Alan Kornman
    On August 23, 2011 the FBI arrested Imam Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson. The charge was possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, Case Number: 6:11-mj-1380 Attached to Imam Abu Robertson’s case is a Notice of Intent To Use Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Information (FISA). The U.S. Government’s intention to use its FISA powers signals probable cause to charge Imam “Taubah” Robertson “the target of such search is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power”. The facts presented in these filed charges leads this reporter to suspect an element of foreign intrigue may be...
  • Two Florida imams among six accused of sending $50,000 to Pakistani Taliban

    05/14/2011 1:24:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 14, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    The U.S. Attorney's office in South Florida charged six people, including the imam of the oldest mosque in Miami, with supporting and financing the Pakistani Taliban. The men are suspected of giving $50,000 to the terrorist organization, according to the four-count indictment. Authorities claimed that Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, the leader at the mosque, and his sons Irfan Khan and Izhar Khan were arrested Saturday morning. "Despite being an Imam, or spiritual leader, Hafiz Khan was by no means a man of peace," U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer said in a statement. "Instead, as today's charges show, he acted...