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Ramadan 2013 – Day 11 – Western Rape Victims – Criminals in the Middle East?

In February of 2011 during the Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Lara Logan, an American reporter from CBS, was brutally assaulted as she was in Tahrir Square covering the protest. Although not raped, she was groped by a mob of…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 10 – Jizya, the Islamic Tax for Protection

Dhimmis or non-Muslims (especially Christians and Jews) living in Islamic controlled lands were forced to submit to Islam or pay the jizya – a protection tax. It was considered by Muslims as a punishment to degrade non-Muslims. Eleventh century documents…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 9 – Dhimmitude

Most westerners are familiar with the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In addition to being found in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31, versions of the golden rule principle are found in almost…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 8 – Dualism

Islam is dualistic in nature, meaning Muslims believe in ideas that westerners would perceive as opposites. For instance, the passages written in the early days of Islam in Mecca, (the peaceful passages) are contradicted by the later passages written after…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 7 – An Epidemic of Rape

Last month six teenage boys, aged 15 to 17 from a Muslim community in Sweden were sentenced for the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in a Stockholm. Because the perpetrators were minors, they received a very light sentence of…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 6 – The Mosque

Following the Hijra (Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina), the first thing Muhammad did as he entered the outskirts of Medina was to stop at Quba and lay the first stones for a mosque. Although westerners oftentimes believe a mosque…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 5 – Jihad, the Strong Arm of Political Islam

Yesterday we reviewed how Islam is primarily a political system seeking to control kafirs (non-Muslims) rather than actually a religion. Let’s now look at jihad, the technique Islam uses for accomplishing its goal. Jihad can mean, “an individual’s striving for…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 4 – Mixing Religion and Politics

Religion is defined as “belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine.” Politics however can be defined as “the use of strategy or intrigue in obtaining power, control or status.” Religion is…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 3 – The Root of “No-Go” Zones

Islam divides the world into two parts, Dar al-Islam (House of Islam) and Dar al-Harb (House of War). Early Islamic jurists used these terms to denote legal rulings for ongoing Islamic conquests about a century after Muhammad’s death. Dar al-Islam…

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Ramadan 2013 – Day 2 – Imitating Muhammad

Few western Christians grasp a basic understanding of Islam. Many presume the Qur’an is the “bible” of Islam, however if all a Muslim possessed was a Qur’an, he could not practice his religion. The Qur’an is considered the actual words…

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