An Arab writes about the veil that covers Arab men. Fascinating read.
I did see Orhan Pamuk last night, and will be seeing Farid Esack tonight (I will post details of that talk soon.) I do, however, have a huge backlog of interesting links I want to dump on you, and they will come in spurts over the next few days.
From NYT January 28, 2004 OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR My God Is Your God By JOHN KEARNEY Sunday is one of the most important holidays in Islam: Id al-Adha, the feast celebrating Abraham’s faith and willingness to sacrifice his son to God. It would also be a good occasion for the American news media to dispense with Allah and commit themselves to God. Here’s what I mean: Abraham, the ur-monotheist, represents the shared history, and shared God, of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many Christians and Jews are aware of this common past, but seem to have a tough time internalizing it. Lt.…
As you all know, next weekend is the Progressive Faith Blog Con. I’ll be there, and I hope to you meet you there as well. This weekend, I’m in Copenhagen for a conference called Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (although they don’t have a website today). The press release is here. No outlets for laptops, so no live blogging, but I’ll try to put summary of the sessions and my thoughts on them as I can. Technorati Tags: MLT, progfaithblogcon