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Qur’an Burning, Violence and the Political Instrumentalization of Islam

For many Muslims, writing about the recent Qur’an burning incident and ensuing criminality in Afghanistan is a highly problematic exercise. It puts one in the unenviable position of wanting to condemn subhuman behavior that contravenes the most elementary canons of … 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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