Your latest issue of CONNETIONS (for week of 10/31/10) is now available at: http://connectionsnews.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/connections-103110/
Here’s an interesting little teaser to think about:
EX-MUSLIM: PROPOSAL THAT ISLAM IS TOLERANT IS FALLACIOUS, DANGEROUS
Though most Muslims are tolerant and peace-loving, Islam itself is not a religion of tolerance, a former Muslim asserted. Well-known activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali made the argument Oct. 25 at the National Press Club as security guards stood in the back of the ballroom. An outspoken critic of Islam, Hirsi Ali has been living under a fatwa, a religious ruling or in this case an order to kill, for years.
The Somali native addressed the question “Is Islam a Religion of Tolerance?” to highlight the political dimension of the widely practiced faith. “I’m frustrated with the continuous belief and, I think, self-delusion that Islam is only a religion,” she said. “Islam is more than a religion. It does have a spiritual dimension … but there is another dimension to Islam -– a political dimension.”
In general terms, religious tolerance is understood to be the willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs and practices of others, she noted. But there are different levels of tolerance, she added…. Read this in full at
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Min. Frank Coleman