By Mark Anderson This question clearly defies easy answers. However, Norwegian filmmaker Deeyah Khan begins where I believe we must begin—namely, with the wounding and brokenness that makes our Muslim youth so susceptible to the propaganda of ISIS. So many young Muslim men and women feel they can Continue Reading
Preventing Radicalization: The Church has a role
By Scott Gustafson A Muslim immigrant recently lamented on his experience of acculturation into American society. He reported surprise at how cold Christians were, concluding this after not having been invited to anyone’s home for several years. The Muslim community welcomed him of course, and as Continue Reading
Her Majesty’s Jihadists
By Mary Anne Weaver He was a dreamer, with Che Guevara looks — a jet-black beard and eyes — who built a new persona online, as a Muslim warrior riding into battle in the back of an open-bed truck, dressed in black, his long hair blowing in the breeze, with an AK-47 hanging from his shoulder, Continue Reading
Are radical Muslims the result of what’s taught at Islam’s most prestigious school?
BY GERT VAN LANGENDONCK McClatchy Foreign StaffApril 14, 2015 CAIRO — Al Mu’tasim Billah, Sufyan al Omari and Omar al Masri are 21-year-old students at Cairo’s al Azhar University, the oldest and most prestigious institute of Sunni Islamic learning in the world. But none of them is planning to Continue Reading