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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East
In June of 2019, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Martin Accad wrote an article titled: “The Long-Awaited US Peace Plan, the So-Called “Deal of the Century,” Would Need a Whole Greater Deal of Justice to Succeed.”…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East
There has been a dramatic decline in the number of Christians in the Middle East and they face some difficult dilemmas. At the time of the Islamic Conquests in the 7th century, a few thousand Muslim Arabs were ruling over…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees
I was born in the same year Lebanon entered into what would become sixteen years of civil war. During the years of Syrian occupation, our people were killed, our women raped, our national resources plundered, and our dignity stolen. I remember…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East
“The perseverance of small, powerless drops of water dripping on the same rock, in the same place, ends by breaking the rock. In the same way, the power of faith with perseverance can break walls of hatred, of rejection, and…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East
Although “realignment” has been the word of the month, it seems, in the world of Middle Eastern socio-political analysis, a likelier descriptor might be that of “making explicit that which has up to now remained implicit.” While US-Israeli relations and…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East
I am a native Lebanese citizen. I was born and raised in Lebanon. I love Lebanon, despite the insecurity, uncertainty, and corruption that characterize the country, and despite having grown up during the civil war. Lebanon has left its mark…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East
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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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, American Muslims, Shariah Law
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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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Europe, Muslim Women
Photographs of armed, male police officers forcing a Muslim woman to remove her over-garment on a public, French beach are currently trending on social media. The woman was told to remove her long sleeve top (revealing a tank top underneath)…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Europe, Muslim Women, Middle East, Shariah Law
If sharia law is for Muslims, what is its place in a Muslim-majority nation? If the answer seems obvious, that may be part of the problem. But another part is understanding sharia law in the first place, and in a…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Europe, Muslim Women, Middle East, Shariah Law, American Muslims, Mission and Evangelism, Radicalism
A Muslim immigrant recently lamented on his experience of acculturation into American society. He reported surprise at how cold Christians were, concluding this after not having been invited to anyone’s home for several years. The Muslim community welcomed him of…
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Topic: Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Middle East, Refugees, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, Culture and Worldview, Identity, Middle East, History & Politics, Middle East, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Europe, Muslim Women, Middle East, Shariah Law, American Muslims, Mission and Evangelism, Radicalism, American Muslims, Comparative Religion, Mission and Evangelism
Recent research by LifeWay Research, under the leadership of Ed Stetzer, suggests that American views on Islam are very much polarized, particularly among  pastors.  What is most surprising is that while some protestant pastors see Islam in a more favorable…
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