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Salman Rushdie: A Question of Literary Genius or Family Loyalty?

Victor Klemperer served as a celebrated professor of literature at the Dresden University of Technology in the early part of the twentieth century. A Jew who was forced to flee Nazi Germany, Klemperer composed a diary during his time in captivity in which he expressed his unreserved … Continue reading

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What Blasphemy Means to Muslims

One of the most confounding tendencies for non-Muslims living in the West to apprehend is why some Muslims react with such vehemence, and even violence, when the two most sacred symbols of Islam—the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)–are … Continue reading

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A Betrayal of Islam’s Intellectual and Moral Legacy

The recent assassination of Salmaan Taseer, the former Governor of Pakistan’s wealthiest and most populated Punjab Province, represents a watershed moment in Pakistan’s young history. It is difficult to recall a period in which such deep fissures have developed between … Continue reading

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