Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - January 17, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 17

4:00 – Fatwa Allows Rape in Syria / US Condemns Morsi Comments on Jews
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) recently released report detailing the use of rape as a war tactic in the on-going battle for Syria. The report says that rape of women and girls has reached “horrific levels,” even though because of the social stigma, the report assumes that many more rapes have occurred than have been reported. IRC based its finding on interviews with Syrian refugees, who described sexual violence as a prominent part of the war. This on the heels of a Saudi Arabian Wahhabi imam issued a fatwa essentially allowing all jihadists fighting in Syria to rape women. Islam expert Robert Spencer joins us.

4:20 – Becoming Europe Alert: Vatican official fears 'moral relativism' becoming European legal norm
Responding to a series of rulings by the European Court of Human Rights—and referring to two other cases still pending before that court—Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, remarked that the growing religious diversity in European society has produced a “corresponding hardening of secularism.” “There is a real risk that moral relativism, which imposes itself as a new social norm, will come to undermine the foundations of individual freedom of conscience and religion,” the archbishop said. We look at this legal secularization of Europe and ask if America is next – or already there? Sam Gregg, author of Becoming Europe, joins us.

4:40 – Kresta Comments

5:00 – Kresta Comments: Manti Te’o and Image vs. Reality

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