It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
Leaders of Orange Couny's Coptic Christian and Muslim communities met yesterday evening at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove to discuss the amateur (emphasis on the "amateur") video that is blamed for sparking violent protests across the Middle East, and how to move forward from i ... More >>
Last time we checked in on Orange councilmember Jon Dumitru, he was leaving misspelled anti-Islamic ramblings on his Facebook page that he then tried to laughably clean up after the fact. That little incident sparked a nationwide furor, but turned Dumitru into a star among the lunatic set, the pe ... More >>
Paul Dean AndrewsUPDATE, MAY 25, 3:46 P.M.: A San Pedro man was sentenced today to 97 days in jail, three years probation and an order to stay away from Deborah Pauly for threatening
violence against the Villa Park city councilwoman via a Facebook message. Paul Dean Andrews, 28, was slapped with ... More >>
Muzammil SiddiqiHere we go again.Organizers of February's controversial and much-blasted anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda have issued an ultimatum to the Orange County Human Relations Commission: rescind the Community Leader award it is presenting to Islamic Society of Orange County Imam Muzammil ... More >>
Muzammil SiddiqiSo often when it comes to Islam and the Holocaust, we hear from deniers such as Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, Palestinian National Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the Jordanian Association Against Zionism and Racism ... More >>
Alphabet Soup to be Replaced by Quran Broth?Mass-produced items identified as kosher long ago entered the daily lives of non-Jews in this country--in fact, betcha pesos to dollars most people don't even notice the acronym "KSA" put on items approved by the Kosher Supervision of America. But as Mu ... More >>
SaiegI thought I recognized the name Arab Christian Perspectives when I read this Orange County Register story about how the group recently filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking access to proselytize outside an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan. In 2004, I did a story about Christians who tried ... More >>
Participants in "Tears for Gaza -- an Interfaith Memorial Service" -- which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 13091 Galway St., Garden Grove -- are asked to "dress in black as a sign of mourning over the reckless loss of human lives."
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A location scout for a spy movie could not have picked a better location for my late December meeting with Craig Monteilh: a table outside a restaurant in a bustling Irvine shopping center. A lensman would appreciate the shadow-erasing clouds hovering overhead on the warm winter morning. And cen ... More >>
If you're among the praying, the Council on American-Islamic Relations invites ye of any faith to join in a special prayer at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Irvine tonight at 6:30. The prayer of Salatul Istisqa is a call for rain usually offered in times of drought.
"Americans of all fait ... More >>
If there's anything funny about the U.S. War on Terror and its hunt for al-Qaeda, it's the fact that nearly six years after 9/11, we still haven't been able to capture or kill Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a.k.a. Azzam the American, a.k.a. Goat Boy. At least that's what we've come to call Gadahn around the ne ... More >>