Juxtaposition: Christian and Islamic apocalypticisms

[ by Charles Cameron — being the revised version of the second part of my previous post ] . In an earlier post, rightly critiqued by evangelical pastor-writer-filmmaker Joel Richardson, I conflated Christian and Islamic “divine law movements” with Christian and Islamic “apocalyptic movements”. They are, as Joel pointed out, not the same, though perhaps […] Read more »

Juxtaposition: Qutb & Bahnsen

[ by Charles Cameron — also Harun Yahya and Joel Richardson ] . I’ve said before that juxtaposition does not imply eqivalence. It does, however, provide a striking means of raising questions, pointing up similarities where differences are also present and differences where similarities may be more easily discerned — questioning easy assumptions, in other […] Read more »

Humanitarian intervention in the Mesozoic: lukewarm

[by Lynn C. Rees] Article II, Section 3 of our Constitution opens with this strongly worded suggestion: He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. As a people, we underutilize the President’s Annual Messages [...] Read more »

Jottings 12: KSM’s “non-violence” refers to preaching, not fighting

[ by Charles Cameron -- not an aha! but a d'oh! moment ] . . This, from the Huffington Post last month: The mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now says that the use of violence to spread Islam is forbidden by the Quran, a major shift away from the more militaristic view [...] Read more »

Religions in the speech of Malala Yousafzai

[ by Charles Cameron -- a speech worth close attention ] . . I bypassed several opportunities to hear or read Malala‘s speech today, until Shivam Vij tweeted that she had mentioned Badshah Khan. That caught my attention — Khan is not the most well-known of figures, but he’s one that I admire — and [...] Read more »

Various body parts for various body parts

[ by Charles Cameron -- mostly about a fascinating quote from Martin Luther King ] . . Let’s start with the Code of Hammurabi, 196-97: If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out. If he break another man’s bone, his bone shall be broken. A few days [...] Read more »

New Book: Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam

 by Steven R. Corman CSC researcher Jeffry Halverson has published a new book on Muslim nonviolence.  Titled Searching for a King: Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam, the book is available through the publisher, Potomac Press and at Amazon. At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, people are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Islamic nonviolence, and what it could mean […] Read more »