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Archive for January 23, 2008

Islam and Peace – Part Deux

 Here I am working hard on an essay about peace in Islam.  And I am having a hard time to come to a conclusion.  Is Islam really a religion of PEACE (as George Bush and many others said after 9/11), or is it a religion of pieces (if you don’t convert to Islam you will be blown to pieces – as one blogger put it)? 

Remember also the case of the Afghan man who converted from Islam to Christianity:

Senior Muslim clerics demanded Thursday that an Afghan man on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity be executed, warning that if the government caves in to Western pressure and frees him, they will incite people to “pull him into pieces.”

So – which one is it, a religion of peace, or a religion of pieces?  It is not an easy question.