Latest Islam posts

It’s racist NOT to challenge an Islamist

‘Anti-racism’ legislation naively embraces the politically correct notion that all religion and culture is ‘equal’ (i.e. the same). Then came 9/11, 7/7; the murder of Lee Rigby; and ISIS, which tested this assumption. But why is it now becoming clear that the assumption itself – is racist. The EU Court […]

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Islam – about politics or people?

Like “Brexit” or “Remain”, people differ about whether the issue is “Islam as a political/theological issue” or “Muslims as people”. Some Christians are more about a perceived mandate to defeat Islam, rather than the Great Commission to win Muslims. I’ve just moved house to an area with a well-established diaspora […]

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A tale of two queens?

Apart from Queen Rania the Jordanian queen-consort to King Abdulla, I know of no queen anywhere in the Muslim world. So who would have thought that another kind of “queen” would be used to powerfully assist the internal ‘reformation’ that’s going on within the household of Islam. Queen No.1 – […]

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The roots of “Islamism”

Aly Salem is an Egyptian writer living in New York. He believes his fellow Egyptian, Sayed Qutb (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood) is to Islamism what Karl Marx was to communism. If so this is a root of the ideology driving extreme political Islamist groups today. What inspires young western […]

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Islam not ‘Islamism’

In a recent article called ‘Muslims Turn away from Islamism’ analyst Daniel Pipes talks about the growing number of Muslims who are distancing themselves from ‘Islamism’.  A slow and turbulent reforming process is going on in the house of Islam worldwide. It is becoming decidedly “uncool” for a Muslim to […]

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Silence of the Lambs

Islamic feasts reflect Old Testament events and practices. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help Muslim people to connect the dots and see Christ in their ritual. I write from the Pakistani city of Lahore on the eve of a major Muslim feast – “Eid ul-Adha”. I travelled the city […]

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Reform in the house of Islam?

Unlike Christianity in north-west Europe which went through ‘The Reformation’, Islam has remained unreformed for fourteen centuries – that is until now. The Reformation was a theological revolution triggered by people such as Martin Luther and John Calvin who did a re-reading of Scripture, which led to massive change: at […]

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The dark roots of IS violence

Events are erupting faster than foreign policy can keep up. The literalist interpretation of the Qur’an of Islamic State (IS) traps them in a mediaeval mentality with its divine license to kill. Their aim is to re-instate ‘caliphate’ (Islamic Empire) but what’s really driving their brutality? The romantic vision of […]

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Caliphate – what Caliphate?

Many Christians and Muslims share something in common; both are grieving for what they see as the ‘glory days’ of a lost Empire. While most Anglo-Saxons are content to engage with this reality through democratic means, there is a certain type of political activist – found in the ranks of […]

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ISIS Part 2 – “terrorists” or re-instaters of Caliphate?

Sean Oliver-Dee is a friend of mine who is well placed to help us understand that while a ‘grace and truth’ response to ordinary Muslims goes on, Islam, as an political ideology, also needs to be engaged by Christians, at the political level. ISIS aims to create a new Islamic […]

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