Rape and Death Penalty: How to Lose in Politics and Life

Yesterday, I wrote about the horrendous murder of a young woman. You may find the relevant details about the issue with a simple Google search. I also mentioned the people’s eagerness to call for death penalty whenever they feel like it. This part of my comments will be all about death penalty, and why we would be the ones to lose if it was ever brought back. Continue reading “Rape and Death Penalty: How to Lose in Politics and Life”

Islamophobia, Fearing Islam, and Anti-Muslim Discrimination

The three issues about religion, islamophobia, fearing Islam and discrimination/hate against Muslims are often investigated under one indivisible title; however, they are completely different subjects of discussion, each having different explanations and approaches. This is why I am making this story public. We cannot understand the problems that arise from the approaches about religion unless we separate these three. First, I will provide definitions, and then I will compare these. Continue reading “Islamophobia, Fearing Islam, and Anti-Muslim Discrimination”

To Whom I.T. May Concern: Freedom of Information vs. Security, and a Bunch of Other Things

Since there has been enough time to accept the Internet as a legitimate component of the media, one can categorize some of the blessings of the information era such as satellite television, websites of daily newspapers and many others as the components of “the traditional media”. The new media, when compared to the traditional media has its advantages about democratization of content, access on demand, interactive structure, and easiness of achieving creativity. However, as new media is different in structure, it would be impractical to try to understand and interpret it in the same way as one does with traditional media. Continue reading “To Whom I.T. May Concern: Freedom of Information vs. Security, and a Bunch of Other Things”