Is Islam a Religion of Peace? Upcoming Conference Will Shed Light

Islam conference

A shameless plug, since I've spent a lot of time working on this conference.  I'd love to have you, if you're in the neighborhood!  Register now to guarantee your seat. On Saturday, August 10, Ave Maria Radio will bring together renowned experts on Islam from around the world to discuss and debate the question, “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?”  The one-day symposium will be held in the Student Center at Eastern Michigan University.The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recent … [Read more...]

Arab News: “Pope Francis Should Declare Islam a Religion of Peace” – UPDATED

Pope Francis washes the feet of young inmates at Casal del Marmo, a juvenile detention center in Rome, on Holy Thursday

Remember that Holy Thursday liturgy, at which Pope Francis washed the feet of a young Muslim girl in a Roman detention facility?Well, that humble gesture seems to have gained the attention of Islamic adherents, who now hope that the pope will take another step forward by declaring that Islam is a peaceful religion.According to MENAFN-Arab News, the Middle East North Africa Financial Network, an envoy from Al-Azhar has expressed hope that ties between the Muslim world and the Vatican … [Read more...]

Tomatoes Are Christian?

The tomato, from the Salafis' Facebook page

     Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian.  The tomato praises the cross instead of Allah, and says that Allah is three (a reference to the Trinity).So says the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, a literalist, radical Muslim group known as Salafists, on its Facebook page.  The group adds, “…spread this photo because there is a sister from Palestine who saw the prophet of Allah [Mohammad] in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating t … [Read more...]