Some Thoughts on Islam and the Barbaric Hordes

This is a response to a rather backhanded compliment to Islam that recently passed through my email, presented as an expression of tolerance focused on Iran.   Sometimes tolerance can be misleading because it focuses on the presumed negative rather than the experience of that which is ‘other’.   So, there is no room for a positive experience to develop. Christians […]

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Islam and the Laws of War

Guest Post by Ali Mallah: The Prophet, however urged his followers to treat their captives with clemency. He said to them “You are recommended to treat your captives kindly.” He also urged his Companions on the day of Badr to be kind to their captives. Accordingly the Companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, gave their captive […]

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