Uighur women in China have reportedly had their long tunics cut short by the authorities, in what appears to be the latest attempt to suppress the minority’s Muslim identity. Source: Chinese authorities accused of cutting Uighur dresses in latest crackdown on Muslim minority
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Promise to Abram (Genesis 15, 5) Approximately 500 Icelandic physicians have backed a bill in Iceland’s parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical (i.e. religious) reasons. The draft law would impose a very harsh six-year prison term on anyone guilty of “removing part or all of the [child’s] sexual organs”; arguing… Read More Criminalizing Jewish and Muslim Rites
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Although Judaism, Christianity and Islam all assert that they teach pure monotheism, only Christianity proclaims that Jesus was the Son of God; and a third of a Divine trinity (a trifold unity. Christians also believe Jesus was a Divine Messiah (Greek Christ) predicted centuries before by several Jewish prophets in… Read More Islamic and Jewish Views of Jesus
By Rabbi Allen S Maller The Koran is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood which includes other religions. There have always been (since the days of Adam) people inspired by Allah who urged their society to avoid destruction by turning away from its corrupt and unjust ways and … Read More Is Islam Anti-Judaism?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/564482357 By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Once upon a time a King went out to hunt on a very warm day in the Fall of 2007. After a few hours he felt very hot and tired, so he decided to stop for lunch. His servants unpacked a large picnic basket they had brought with them… Read More A POST RAMADAN LESSON: TWO BOYS FORGO A ROYAL FEAST
The Urgent Need for Unbiased Information about Islam – https://t.co/QcaK2JTvTn A worthy historical view but can anyone be "unbiased"? — earthpages.org (@earthpages) March 6, 2016 My feeling is that the author of this worthy article means well but makes the same kind of philosophical mistake that so many do when promoting a particular agenda, religious… Read More An “unbiased” view of Islam?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/564482357 Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University, Bloomington In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, political leaders have lined up to denounce the acts as inhuman and uncivilized, unworthy of our day and age. French President Francois Hollande denounced them as “a barbaric act,” while President Obama called them “an attack on the civilized world.” Unfortunately,… Read More Is Islam incompatible with modernity?