Monthly Archives: July 2011

Religious violence Part I: Violence in History

As the world continues to discuss the attacks in Oslo last week, it seems that much of the discussion has returned to the question of whether religions are violent, and whether some religions are more violent than others.  I have, … Continue reading

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Non-Muslims lost at sea

Zainal asked: What happens to non muslim’s who have drowned and died and body has never been found? what does the Quran say? Okay, I couldn’t find anything that answers this question directly, so the best I can do is … Continue reading

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Islamic history in Virginia school books

First off, sorry to everyone who submitted comments this week for the delay in approvals and replies – I was in Germany for a conference, and in order to comply with the laws of budget airlines, I was traveling sans … Continue reading

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Overlaps in religion

I admit, this is a bit out of date, but I think it’s still worth discussing – early last month, an Islamic group called MyPeace put up billboards in Sydney bearing the phrase ‘Jesus – a prophet of Islam’.  The … Continue reading

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Muslim for a Month

Happy Independence Day, Americans!  Happy Monday, everyone else!  In celebration of the day, here’s my absolute favourite rendition of the Founding Fathers discussing our homeland. God bless the American turkey! Speaking of Turkey (how was that for sequeways!?), Turkey is … Continue reading

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How does Islam address the problem of Evil?

Michael Mock asked: Does Islam have/discuss a Satan-equivalent? If so, how is the Islamic version similar to/different from the (ever-so-very-monolithic… not) Christian view of the Adversary? If not – and if you’re feeling really, really ambitious – how does Islam address … Continue reading

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