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Entries by James Fergusson from 06/2011

Understanding the Religious Worldview of the Taliban

| Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

Westerners have tended to view the Taliban as a monolithic organization in thrall to Islamic dogma. In reality they are a fluid, revolutionary movement that encompasses a strikingly wide spectrum of religious opinion.

Religious Reasons for the Taliban Attack on the Intercontinental Hotel

| Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion

What is it about the Taliban and their convictions that make killing foreign hotel guests worth dying for? Part of the answer lies in Islamic eschatology.