Adnan Prince, aged 26, was arrested under the dreaded charge of blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly outraging religious feelings, defiling the Koran and defaming Mohammed. This easily-manipulated charge, under which so many Pakistani Christians (not to mention many Muslims) have suffered, carries a sentence of either life imprisonment or execution.
Georgetown University’s Saudi-funded interfaith center is in hot water. A speaking engagement with an Egyptian Nazi was cancelled but Islamists need not worry: Muslim Brotherhood supporters and 9/11 Truthers are still welcome, as is a senior Obama Administration official allied with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
“You are a sushi,” Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the United Kingdom’s Minister for Faith and Communities, recounted friends describing her mixed Sunni-Shia Pakistani-Muslim ancestry during a November 15, 2013, Washington, DC, address. Warsi’s delectable presentation of her Muslim heritage, however, was part of a junk food understanding of different belief systems having no irreconcilable differences hindering harmony, all past and present evidence notwithstanding.
On May 29, Orthodox Christians worldwide remember the Fall of Constantinople to the forces of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror” on that date in 1453. Using the haunting text of Psalm 79, a survivor of the city’s brutal sack, Byzantine choralist Manuel Doukas Chrysaphes, composed this profoundly transcendent lament for the fall of the Great City once hailed as the foremost Christian metropolis and “Eye of the World”.
“[T]he bishops decided that the primates of GAFCON would take a more organized and more purposeful role in providing support and encouragement to other parts of the globe in which help may be needed. In particular, the situation in England is in the mind of the bishops.
The Islamists’ interfaith/P.R. campaign isn’t limited to only the U.S. In Canada, one of the faces of interfaith relations is Sheikh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak, an imam who used to have a position on the national government’s Interfaith Committee and other official bodies. And this “moderate” imam can be seen on video advocating Sharia law, specifically its doctrine on stoning.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a group with a sordid history, though it has toned down its language in recent years. It is because of this history that the Anti-Defamation League listed MPAC as one of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in 2013. MPAC responded, with the help of Jewish allies, by framing its anti-Israel agenda as “working for peace.”
Living alongside and evangelizing Muslim neighbors has been a recurring theme at the Global Anglican Future Conference this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Relations between Anglican Christians and Muslims have been made more complicated in recent years with the rise of radical Islamists and key differences in how Christians and some Muslims understand moral codes and public law.
Archbishops from South America, Africa and Australia presaged conference themes about Islam and Western secularization as Anglicans from over 40 different countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
The core disagreement presented here is about whether Islamists are adversaries of the West or suitable allies. If one believes that Islamists and their ideology is not a problem, then one will be dismissive of any facts about the influence of the US Muslim Brotherhood