Hitler and the Grand Mufti

Hitler and the Grand Mufti

One of the great advantages we have over our ancestors is hindsight. With a clearer picture of the past, we can avoid making the same mistakes they made. But what if we’re not allowed to use our hindsight? What if we’re forced to pretend that what happened in the past...

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A Terrorist’s Suicide and the Matter of Hell

A Terrorist’s Suicide and the Matter of Hell

Where does the recently deceased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi currently reside? The death of terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raises some important questions about Islamic beliefs, as well as about the motivations of terrorists. Terrorist leaders claim that their actions...

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One Nation Under Allah?

One Nation Under Allah?

Attorney General William Barr's recent speech at the University of Notre Dame reminds us of the central role that religion plays in shaping free and responsible citizens. But will any religion do? Here are my thoughts on the matter from nine years ago. President...

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Are the Beaches Really Safe?

Are the Beaches Really Safe?

I watched Jaws the other night on TV and it reminded me—as everything does these days—of jihad.  In fact, there are some instructive parallels between the plot of Jaws and the official narrative about jihad. In the film, a great white shark terrorizes the beach...

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Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Islam

Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Islam

“Is the pope Catholic?” used to be a punch line. Now, sometimes, you almost have to wonder. Of course, I’m not suggesting that Pope Francis is a secret apostate or a Masonic agent. It’s just that he seems dissatisfied with certain Church teachings. What apparently...

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Teaching or Preaching?  Islam in the Classroom

Teaching or Preaching? Islam in the Classroom

Should schools teach about Islam, and if so, how should they teach it? There’s a general consensus among educators that when dealing with controversial subjects, schools should maintain a distinction between teaching and preaching—between an objective presentation and...

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