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  • Abdullah Antepli comments: Yemen crisis bares rifts among Muslim-majority countries
  • “These people are not destroying and killing each other because of their sectarian identities. They are killing each other because of a power struggle in the region and geopolitical issues in the region which have contributed to the problem many decades prior to this,” said Abdullah Antepli, Islamic Studies professor at Duke University in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Read More
  • ‘Bible Man’ Assemblies Expelled from Tennessee Schools Following Atheist Complaint
  • GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. – Presentations from a character identified as “Bible Man” have been halted in a Tennessee school district following a complaint from a prominent atheist activist organization. Horace Turner has been presenting assemblies at Grundy County schools for approximately 40 years without issue. He sings songs, presents Bible lessons, distributes literature and erects Christian displays […] Read More
  • How Toshihiko Made Me Understand Islam
  • by MONIRA AL QADRI for IBRAAZ: CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURE IN  NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (blog) on FEBRUARY 26, 2015:  Who would have thought that the best translation ever to be conducted of the Qur’an was actually in Japanese? Many scholars agree that Toshihiko Izutsu’s 1958 version of the holy book is one of […] Read More

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