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December 21, 2014

"ISIL, the Prodigal Son of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism
Ruby Khaja
Rabab "Ruby" Khaja

Ruby Khaja is a retired Electrical Engineer. She graduated in 1979 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN, and she worked for the Ministry of Public Works in Kuwait for 25 years, mostly in managerial positions.

After participating in two prominent Kuwaiti, non-profit social societies to promote the public and political role of Kuwaiti women, Ruby became a secular activist in 2004 when she started a blog first with an anonymous name, then with her real name.

She now writes in an Arabic Electronic Magazine, Al-Hiwar Al-Motamaden, and has two personal blogs. Want to know more? Click on FrontPageMag.com link.

See News page on "Israeli professor to speak..." for related talk at the JCC in Tucson.

8-9:15 amCafé FreeThought Get-together for a lively discussion of issues dealing with the intersection of religion, politics and culture. (BYOC) Gil Shapiro, moderator.

Noon —Lunch (available in the UMC Cafeteria: good food at good prices!)

1 pm —To be announced

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    We offer our condolences to Edith Shaked for the recent death of her husband and our friend, Moshe.

    • The Unbelievers at the Loft Cinema, Tuesday, January 13, 7:00pm, Reg Admission Prices. This documentary is a post-film discussion with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss and filmmaker Gus Holwerd. The Unbelievers follows evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly to sold-out halls, advancing a thoughtful dialogue about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. Click The Unbelievers at the Loft for more information.

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