Are there different versions of Islam’s Quran?

DUANE ASKS: Are there different versions of the Quran or just different interpretations of the one version? THE GUY ANSWERS: Since early in the history of Islam, only one Quran text in the original Arabic language has been fully authorized. However, as with most religious matters, the story is complicated. The religion teaches that the [Read More...]

Porn no more: Secular students inviting religious discussion

Gone is the “low-hanging fruit” of years past when the media converged on the University of Texas-San Antonio campus each year to produce titillating stories on students exchanging Bibles and Qurans for porn. The annual “Smut for Smut” event is no more. In its place are kinder, gentler atheists, in the form of the Secular [Read More...]

Hey AP: Does anyone know why Terry Jones was arrested?

If you have spent much time studying First Amendment cases you will know that many of the most important cases center on the activities of people with whom no one in his or her right mind would want to have dinner. The bottom line: It’s easy to protect the free-speech rights of nice people. It’s [Read More...]

Bali, bikinis, Miss World and fear of Islam’s ‘extremist fringe’

I would like to ask a journalistic question and I want to stress that this question is sincere. I am not asking this question as part of a rationalization maneuver that allows me to write a post that contains the words “bikinis” and “Islam” in the same headline. Honest. So here is my question: Does [Read More...]


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