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I still remember the exact feeling in my stomach when I watched those planes crash into the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. I watched the TV in horror and disbelief as sickening, vicious butterflies gnawed my insides and rose…
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In post 9/11 anti-Muslim discourse, taqiyya has been redefined as a religious obligation for Muslims to lie to non-Muslims not simply for survival, but in order to serve the expansionist agenda of their religious community. According to the taqiyya-focused strand of the anti-Muslim…
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President Trump’s first foreign trip includes Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, an itinerary no other President has endeavored. Trump addressed the leaders of about 50 Muslim nations while in Saudi Arabia. While in the Holy Land, he met with…
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Just over seventy years ago, in December of 1946, Samuel Zwemer addressed the first student missions conference that eventually became Urbana. According to Yale historian Kenneth Scott Latourette, “No one, through all the centuries of Christian mission to the Muslims,…
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The Muslim World (TMW) is one of the leading academic journals covering Islam worldwide. Strange it would call its own history “bigoted”. It was founded in 1911 by Samuel Zwemer, a founding father of Protestant missions in engagement with the…
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Cyril of Thessalonica (ca. 826-869) is remembered in mission history for his work among the Slavs and Arab Muslims in Samarra (modern Iraq) as well as Jewish and Muslim Khazars (southern Russia). He responded to the Byzantine emperor’s call to…
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Before covering the various Muslim attitudes toward Shari’ah and Islamic law, a distinction needs to be made between those two concepts. There is considerable confusion about them which has contributed to interesting legal steps taken within some states in the…
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David W. Shenk. Christian.Muslim.Friend: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship. Harrisonburg, VA: Herald Press, 2014. Christian.Muslim.Friend is a new work from David Shenk, a Mennonite missionary who has served in Somalia, Kenya, the USA, and continually engages in peaceful dialogue with…
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An event took place on November 20, 1979, that most people have either forgotten, or never heard about in the first place.  Islam’s most holy place, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, was seized by unknown gunmen.  It was Day One…
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I have just returned from an amazing conference in the far East! There were approximately 1000 people present, and though some were still in university, most were holding down jobs in well-respected careers. Caucasians, like myself, were rare. Some pastors…
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The global refugee crisis reached a peak this year, and is still climbing. At this time in human history there are more refugees and displaced people than at any other time on planet earth. 65.3 million or 1/113 human beings…
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The 2016 hajj (pilgrimage) has just ended, and it was a very public event indeed, watched on television by millions of people all over the world.  As the last of five pillars, the Qur’an says the religion has now been…
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