With the globalization of Islamic terrorism and mob violence, it is becoming increasingly absurd to ascribe the threat to a fanatic fringe. Muslims who note that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance are right, but only in a medieval sense. Like Christianity, Islam is a universal faith that envisions the ultimate transformation of the world in its image.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. What is the Islamic State?
Quran Don't have unbelieving friends unless it is to deceive them. Remember the final goal is to Allah. The Koran
In order to understand Islam properly, one must understand the way that Islam understands itself. Islam views itself as the only true religion — indeed the only religion worthy to be practiced. As such Islam has as one of its goals, total world domination. The texts and scholars of Islam teach that global domination is to be striven for by all Muslims at all times.
When Muslim suicide bombers blow themselves up, as hundreds have done in recent years, what motivates them? The answers to these questions are crucial if we are to understand what is really going on in the world around us. In the last century, political groups seeking independence from the Western colonial powers or wishing to impose communist ideology on their nations were the main sources of terrorism.
Muslims need a creative third way, which will be true to their faith but also free from the burdens of the past tradition and the current political context. He can become a source of inspiration for the much longed-for reform of Islam. What is the trouble with Islam?
Is it true that if a Muslim converts to Christianity, the law demands that person to be stoned to death or beheaded for the crime of conversion? How can Christians share the Gospel with Muslims? Is the world headed for a major clash between Islam and Christianity?
The texts date from the years toand originate primarily from the Middle East and North Africa. Taking this data as a starting point, we provide a qualitative analysis of the historical contexts and core narrative components of the cited passages. Other findings in the report raise questions about the veracity of claims often made by analysts.
INduring the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana'a, in Yemen, laborers working in a loft between the structure's inner and outer roofs stumbled across a remarkable gravesite, although they did not realize it at the time. Their ignorance was excusable: mosques do not normally house graves, and this site contained no tombstones, no human remains, no funereal jewelry. It contained nothing more, in fact, than an unappealing mash of old parchment and paper documents—damaged books and individual pages of Arabic text, fused together by centuries of rain and dampness, gnawed into over the years by rats and insects.
To Muslims the Koran is the very word of God, who spoke through the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad: ''This book is not to be doubted,'' the Koran declares unequivocally at its beginning. Scholars and writers in Islamic countries who have ignored that warning have sometimes found themselves the target of death threats and violence, sending a chill through universities around the world. Yet despite the fear, a handful of experts have been quietly investigating the origins of the Koran, offering radically new theories about the text's meaning and the rise of Islam. Christoph Luxenberg, a scholar of ancient Semitic languages in Germany, argues that the Koran has been misread and mistranslated for centuries.