Category Archives: Islam

Reporting my progress in learning more about this religion.

Paris massacre: thoughts and questions – by Penjihad

This article is copied from website of the American Muslim blogger Penjihad: penjihad.wordpress.com. Well, in spite of my prayers that these murderers should not be Muslims, it soon transpired that they were indeed, Muslim. How does one react to such … Continue reading

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Letter to Al-Baghadi: summary

This is the executive summary of the letter sent by Muslim scholars to Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi, ‘Caliph’ of the ‘Islamic State’ on 19 September 2014 CE.

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Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them

The phrase “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” appears more than once in the Qu’ran. Many critics of Islam, and a few Muslim extremists, taking this phrase out of context, conclude that the Qu’ran encourages Muslim violence towards non-Muslims. … Continue reading

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Jihad

The following explanation of the term ‘Jihad’ is taken from the website of the blogger ‘Penjihad’. “Jihad” springs from the Arabic “Jhd” which means “struggle”; “Jihad”  means the act of struggle, “Mujahid” (Plural, Mujahideen) is someone who is doing “Jihad”. … Continue reading

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Holy Places in the Holy Land

I have never been much interested in the idea of holy places. I do not yearn to visit Jerusalem or Bethlehem, and I do not think such a visit would improve my understanding of Jesus. Nevertheless, I must confess there … Continue reading

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Obama, Netanyahu and the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

Ten years ago, North Korea withdrew from the NPT, signaling its intention to develop nuclear weapons. It has now built and tested several nuclear bombs, has sophisticated missile technology, and could easily deliver a bomb to neighbouring South Korea. It … Continue reading

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Iran’s nuclear weapons…

…do not exist. Moreover, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not have, never has had, and never will have, a nuclear weapons program. Why do I believe this? Because:- 1. The leadership of this theocratic state have always been opposed … Continue reading

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