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The Archbishop of Canterbury tries to explain his ‘sharia’ comments

So a week or so ago, the Archbishop of Canterbury kicked through a cultural anthill by suggesting that some elements of sharia law are “unavoidable” in Great Britain. That suggestion did not go over well, even with some members of…

Apparently the fractures in the Anglican Communion didn’t fill the plate of the Archbishop of Canterbury: Sharia law in England

Apparently the shattering of his own communion isn’t keeping the Archbishop of Canterbury busy enough. He’s suggesting that some elements of sharia law — marriage and financial stuff, mostly — are “inevitable” in Great Britain. Here’s a nugget from a…

Unmitigaged evil in the name of Islam — and maybe a hint of hope

You may have seen the reports that the two women who carried suicide bombs into a marketplace in Iraq yesterday were mentally retarded. Can there possibly be a worse example of the murdering of innocents? Except that it may offer…

Britney converting to Islam?

It’s in The Times. Of India. Read it here, if you must….

WSJ has interesting story about text analysis of the Quran

I remember a few years ago the Atlantic had an interesting story about how the kind of text analysis — a look at various versions and the history thereof — that scholars have applied to the Bible hasn’t happened to…

What religion is a dead body?

Remember the old joke that ends with the trick question: “Where are the survivors buried?” In this case, the question is: What religion is a corpse? In Malaysia, there’s a dispute about the remains of a woman who recently died….

Times of London sorts out religion and the assassination of Bhutto

The Times of London identifies religious and secular suspects in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. A nugget: The main suspects in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination are the Pakistani and foreign Islamist militants who regarded her as a heretic and an American…

Major Muslim cleric renounces violent jihad?

I’m not sure what to make of this. According to the folks at MEMRI, this guy is a major player amongst the jihadists. Here’s a nugget from the MEMRI account: Over the last few weeks, Sayyed Imam Al-Sharif, one of…

Top Iranian Shia leader blames unspecified “enemies” for fomenting discord amongst Muslims

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali AI-Hosseini AI-Khamenei has a message for Muslims on the occasion of the start of the hajj season. Here’s a nugget: Disunity and conflict among the parts of the Muslim Ummah are…

American Muslim group reacts to pardon of Saudi rape victim

You saw that the rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes in Saudi Arabia got pardoned by the king? Here’s reax from the Muslim American Society: WASHINGTON, D.C. (MASNET) Dec. 17, 2007 – MAS Freedom (MASF), as the civic and human…

Former head of Muslim charity out of jail — over federal objections

No, this has nothing to do with the local Holy Land Foundation case. Here’s the top, from the AP: PORTLAND, Ore. – The co-founder of an Islamic charity was released from jail Friday while he awaits trial on federal tax…

So does he now pardon the pig…?

Contributing to the civil discourse in the world, a publicity-seeking Christian preacher responded to the Sudanese persecution of a teacher whose class named its teddy bear Muhammad by naming a pig likewise. He did that, unlike the teacher, knowing that…

US Muslim spokesman says Sudan acts anti-Muslim toward teacher

Ibrahim Hooper is the spokesman for CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. It’s a DC-based lobbying group. As as is true with pretty much all DC-based lobbying groups, it’s hard to tell how broad its support is. But it’s well-known…

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