Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Christians of course need to ask whether, from a distinctly Christian theological viewpoint, we worship the same God as Muslims. [Read more...]

Religion and Rationality in the Muslim World

There is a particular hubris in believing that we of the West are the only people capable of taming our passions and pursuing rational self-interest . . . [Read more...]

No Freedom without Religious Freedom in Egypt

Religious freedom is the basis of freedom and democracy, not a byproduct. [Read more...]

A New Year of Violence Against Christians

One is tempted to balance this report with attacks in the Christian West on mosques and Muslims, but in reality there is no comparison in number, deadliness, intensity, and most importantly motivation. [Read more...]

Islamic Law in America?

. . . both Muslims and non-Muslims are not fully aware of the historical limits of Islamic law, and the complex ways in which it interacted with laws enacted by governments whose understanding of public interest extended beyond that of religious law. [Read more...]

Apostasy and Blaspheme

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But for Muslims some words and the images they create in the human soul are more than a way of communicating ideas. They are the indissoluble link between the human person and God. [Read more...]

Why Don’t Muslims . . . . .

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The thing I hear most often when speaking about Islam and Muslims is that Muslims don’t seem to ever condemn violence and terrorism. I point out that the reason for this perception is that cable news and mainstream media almost never carry such condemnations. Below you will find a statement from ISNA, the Islamic Society [Read More...]

Is Islam a Political Ideology?

Is Islam a Religion, or a Political Ideology? It has become commonplace on anti-Muslim blogs, and on the lips of politicians like Allen West who assert that Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology that controls every facet of the lives of its followers. I want to look at this assertion a little [Read More...]

The Qur’an and Abrogation

The Qur’an and Abrogation: It has recently been asserted in YouTube videos, emails, and on numerous anti-Muslim websites that while Muslims say that theirs is a religion of peace, in fact the verses of the Qur’an that preach peace are no longer part of Muslim teaching. The basis for this assertion is what in English [Read More...]

Islam as an Alternative?

“Ideas, ideals and ideologies by themselves do not count for much unless the people who champion, espouse and follow them carry some substance. Ideologies after all require the human agency to be implemented. Looked at from this angle, not much material progress is seen among Muslims.” [Read more...]


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