Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Koranic Taqiyya From Imam Feisal Rauf

Imam Feisal Rauf  makes the following comment that includes a quote from the Koran near the conclusion of his treacly 9/7/10 New York Times, Op-Ed : The Koran declares in its 36th chapter, regarded by the Prophet Muhammad as the … Continue reading

Imam Feisal Rauf—Sharia Uber Alles! (Revised)

There is nothing “nuanced” about Imam Feisal Rauf’s belief in the primacy of Sharia (Islamic Law) in society—any society. Rauf, in his 2004 “What’s Right With Islam”—released in Malaysia as, “A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: … Continue reading

Bring Back Islam’s Mutazilite “Golden Age”?

Ignaz Goldziher (d. 1921) on the Mutazilite revisionism of his era: Authors of sophistic fantasies about hypothetical developments in Islam at times draw pictures of how salutary it would have been to the evolution of Islam if the Mutazila had … Continue reading

Jihad, Islamization, and the “Arab Israeli Peace Process”

The Arab and non-Arab Muslim umma, or global community, vehemently denies pre-Islamic Jewish, and ignores pre-Islamic Christian connections to all the territories that comprised historical Syro-Palestine—including Judea, Samaria, modern Israel within the 1949 armistice borders, and Gaza. This historical negationism … Continue reading