As the relationship between growing migrant Muslim populations and the western nations that host them grows increasingly
In recent years, Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims, has come under increased scrutiny due to the widespread of Islamophobia and the growing threat of terrorism by certain extremist groups. It is considered by many as a book of hatred, anti-feminism, or even a 'manual' for terrorists. Some even went as far as planning to burn the book that is regarded as containing 'the words of God' by at least one billion people worldwide.
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In short, the Qur'an tells the reader how it should be interpreted, so the notion that "it's all in the interpretation" is false. Extremists are desperate for all to accept their poisonous narrative as Gospel truth. My message? Don't believe the hype.
It wouldn't be a funny story if I did a talk at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the day piecemeal war broke out, but that
Many have come to expect science to be the final arbiter for questions of this kind. In this case this early radiocarbon date raises more questions than it provides answers. The dates arrived at are so at odds with those obtained through other established means that many scholars, including me, are withholding final judgment until more information becomes available while exploring all options.
Part of what is believed to be the world’s oldest Quran has been discovered in a somewhat unlikely place…Birmingham. The
Thing is, they're not entirely wrong: there are plenty of instances of hatred, bigotry and hissy fits, but there is also much love, tolerance and, goddamit, beauty. To get it, you absolutely have to read it as a narrative rather than a pick 'n mix of copy and paste.
A man has been arrested after pages were torn from the Koran and thrown during a football match, police said. The incident
Two Muslim schoolboys have been barred from classes and placed in isolation for not shaving off their beards, it has emerged
Australian nationalist politician Stephanie Banister has quit her candidacy after a series of calamitous gaffes she made