Mayor Tom Ford has received a lot of notoriety for smoking crack, being a loudmouth, and serving as Toronto’s mayor. He’s out of control. He should resign. The municipal government should hold him accountable whether that means censure or outright impeachment. But I dislike the media coverage too because it seems they are trivializing cocaine abuse. Cocaine kills. It doesn’t just destroy lives; it destroys whole nations. Colombia probably lost 20 years of development due to the drug.
Pope Francis is making headlines for speaking out against economic inequality and the worship of wealth. I think he deserves praise for this. One of the most well-known and historically verifiable incidents in the life of Jesus, whom I consider a prophet, peace be upon him, is his turning the moneychangers out of the Temple of Solomon, peace be upon him. The first followers of Christ rejected the temptation of wealth. It is only fitting that the head of the Catholic Church should share this value. I do fear, as a student of history, that Pope Francis will face a painful backlash, but I am optimistic that God will reward good with good.
The Mipsters or Muslim Hipsters are young women who assert that they can be fashionable and be dedicated to Islam simultaneously. The Muslim Ummah needs a diverse array of voices, perspectives, and personalities. I think they are modest, not provocative. They are sincere, not phony.