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What To Do About Violent Biblical Texts?

(1370) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 4:11 PM

Every few weeks, it seems, Islam makes headlines in the U.S., whether the topic is a television show like All-American Muslim, a state prohibiting Sharia law, or just a grandstanding platform statement in a primary. No less predictable are the basic arguments: Islam is evil, violent and repressive in its...

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Looking For A Few Good Muslims

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2007 | 3:13 PM

The angelic-faced cleric looked bemused as the police guard insisted that he could not be admitted to 10 Downing Street without photo identification. "But I am a mufti!" he said, puzzled. "We do not carry identification. In Bosnia, everyone knows we are muftis". Eventually, though, he did produce a...

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