Trying to get a copy of the open letter to world leaders to post. In the meantime, here’s a brief write up.
We really need more people like this guy. Almost gets blown up and still has the ability to think of others, and avoid hating a whole group of people. Note that Jewish-Muslim commonalities also exist in our difficulties and how we choose to ignore them.
Sorry for the delay in getting these notes up to the site. I took them on a wonderful Mac program called Notebook, that exports beautiful HTML, but it took me longer than expected to get code blog ready – which just isn’t working. Click here to open my notes in a new window. The arrows should work to collapse/expand content cells. Technorati Tags: Islam in the West
Over at Talk Islam, Abu Noor talks about what the face of Islam in America will look like. He picks up two issues that I have argued previously: 1. The Catholic-Protestant divide is not a useful analogy for discussing the Sunni-Shi’ah divide. 2. We do not need a Reformation in Islam. (See more recently, my talk on Muslims in the Media (part 2)) Where I have difficulty with his argument is the extension of the analogy with Judaism. I agree that the movement approach (Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, etc.) better fits the Muslim experience. We generally speak of turuq (paths), of…