Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who works many years in palliative care, has compiled a list of the top five regrets dying patients would express to her. What would you regret? This and more in the latest headlines in religion and death.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel, was forced into hiding in Holland after making a film on Islam and women called Submission with Theo van Gogh. Hirsi Ali now lives in the U.S. I interviewed her for my last Global Viewpoint Network column.
The propensity in the U.S. to conflate Islam with violence precludes the possibility of nonviolent Muslim protest motivated by an internal incentive, be it secular or religious. However, the concept of nonviolence is not foreign or new to Muslims.
Nomad makes evident that Hirsi Ali arrived at her beliefs not by retreating into orthodoxy out of fear of uncertainty or through the nihilism of indifference, but because experience has led her to them.