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Salafi Muslims and American Thanksgiving

Salafi Muslims and American Thanksgiving

From Christianity Today, a very interesting article about an evangelical historian who challenges the received traditions of the Puritans: In 1623, Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford proclaimed the first Thanksgiving. “The great Father,” he declared, “has given us this year an abundant harvest…and granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our … Continue reading

Did the Muslim Brotherhood Crucify its Opponents?

Did the Muslim Brotherhood Crucify its Opponents?

In the past few weeks the story has circulated in conservative news circles that the Muslim Brotherhood has crucified its opponents outside the presidential palace. This story is almost certainly a hoax. I have been able to draw from elements in the media on both sides of this issues, combining all evidence I could find … Continue reading

Dar al-Ifta’: The House of Fatwa

Dar al-Ifta’: The House of Fatwa

The fatwa is commonly known in the West as a death sentence. Among Muslims, the fatwa can be among the most powerful tools of Islamic populism. On a third front, the fatwa is simply a bureaucratic function. Which definition encompasses reality? Since the dawn of Islam the scholar has had a place of prominence, celebrated … Continue reading