Monthly Archives: October 2015

Will Hatred Have the Final Word?


While Muslims in the West often emphasize their kinship with Christians (the Qur’an claims we believe in the same God, and trace our lineage, spiritually at least, back to the same forefather Abraham), at the same time Muslims in other … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Gentle Rain of Terror


In Shakespeare’s┬áThe Merchant of Venice, Portia pleads with Shylock to show mercy to Antonio, who has defaulted on a loan and must pay with “a pound of flesh,” i.e., his life. Shylock wonders why he should be obligated to show … Continue reading

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