Archives for June, 2015

Jesus Puzzle : In 12 Easy Pieces

Piece No. 1: A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE The Gospel story, with its figure of Jesus of Nazareth, cannot be found before the Gospels. In Christian writings earlier than Mark, including almost all of the New Testament epistles, as well as in many writings from the second century, the object of Christian faith is never spoken […]

David Cameron, (and other leaders) are so Ignorant of Islam

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to warn of the dangers posed by those who “quietly condone” Islamic State militants’ extremist ideology. Speaking at a security conference in the Slovakian capital Bratislava later, he will also stress the importance of tackling radicalisation at its source. Mr Cameron will highlight the role families and communities can […]

Martyrdom in Islam

Suicide is against Islam. Martyrdom is not. “Suicide bomber” is a derogatory term invented in the West to try and describe what in Islam is known as a Fedayeen or Shahid – a martyr. The point of the bomber isn’t suicide – it is to kill infidels in battle. This is not just permitted by […]