Could there be an ISIS without an Islam?

Speaking of catching up on things I've missed while I've been gone, I was asked my thoughts about a cover story from March's issue of The Atlantic. It reminded me of another article from The Atlantic earlier in July, which argued that "is ISIS Islamic?" is the wrong question to ask (for the record: I wouldn't disagree that ISIS is Islamic).The important question, as posed by The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding's Dalia Mogahed, is instead "would a group like ISIS, with all the ot … [Read more...]

Religion Roundup: Terrorism, Immigration, Climate Change, A Pun About My Dog

Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been in limbo -- in Minnesota visiting family and friends for secular Christmas with limited internet access. I'm still here but will be back with a vengeance in 2010. Until then, here is your (delayed) religion roundup and, to compensate for my slacking, a picture of me sledding with the family dog (dog-sledding... get it?!). And to those who celebrate something this time of year: Happy ____!The Terrorist Next Door: The New York Times has an informative … [Read more...]