Monthly Archives: December 2015

Muslim Institute Third Ibn Rushd Lecture: Between Ghazali and Ibn Rushd-Ethics, Reason, Humility

   

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Shatz “over into another, where everyth

Shatz “over into another, where everything connects, sometimes with lethal consequences.” goo.gl/Or1HYQ

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Shatz “that we really do live in a sing

Shatz “that we really do live in a single , if unequal world, where the torments in one region inevitably spill …goo.gl/Or1HYQ

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“Anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t brave” Bra

“Anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t brave” Bravo Fareed Zakaria http://wpo.st/NX7v0 @KeoughGlobalND @ndisc @UNDresearch @krocinstitute

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“How do you explain to a child that she

“How do you explain to a child that she is not wanted in her own country? I have not yet had the courage to do that. My daughter has never heard of the gray zone, though she has lived in … Continue reading

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Clinton reluctant to use “radical Islam

Clinton reluctant to use “radical Islam” because many on the right believe all of Islam is radical @HilaryClinton @KeoughGlobalND

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No @indieguy888: Falwell Jr is pathetic.

No @indieguy888: Falwell Jr is pathetic. Pogroms began when it was thinkable to shoot humans resulting in gas chambers for Jews

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Is Timothy Egan in NYTimes reckless in N

Is Timothy Egan in NYTimes reckless in No More Thoughts and Prayers http://nyti.ms/1IuS7vZ responds to San Bernardino imam who says “we never suspected a thing” and Egan comments “The explanation is tiresome, and incresingly implausible.” Does Egan know what the … Continue reading

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On Educating Oneself

Conditions of death and destruction force us to ask the question: what is wrong with human beings? What is the human condition? In other words, what dehumanizes our souls, minds and sensibilities to commit such unspeakable acts to each other? Why do some of these muscular devotees of Islam produce teachings that violate human dignity at every turn? I need not be reminded that their super power adversaries are equally craven. … Is it not time that conscientious Muslims produce what can be called the “violence critique?” ….While I concede my education was imperfect, but from somewhere I acquired the sensibility to question the unquestionable. The example of the hierodules, those slaves who served the ancient Greek temples come to mind. The hierodules had the advantage over the priests when it came to the secrets of the cult (Calasso 2005). They were surely no less knowledgeable than the priests, but because they were servants they were prepared to take risks and were more willing to expose, question and explore the secrets of the cult. I too behaved like the hierodules. Continue reading

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