The “Ground Zero Mosque”: The View from China

I spent about an hour yesterday at China’s biggest mosque, which is located not in Beijing or Urumuqi, but in Xi’an, the hub of Shaanxi province and the gateway to the West.  I had been thinking over in my amateur way a few issues relating to Islam recently and, after gathering in the preparation for a call to prayer near one side of the mosque … Continue reading The “Ground Zero Mosque”: The View from China

Brian Myers / Montana as North Korea

Brian Myers is one of the more cogent public commentators on things North Korean. His equation of the race theories of the DPRK with those of Hirohito’s Japan is particularly damning, and his trashing of the juche ideology as basic nonsense that no North Koreans believe (and that therefore neither should we) are all grounded in years of research, time in the field (in this … Continue reading Brian Myers / Montana as North Korea