Category Archives: Clash of Civilizations

Fight, Flight, or Engage – 1

Where is my primary citizenship? Since I was born in the USA, have lived in the USA most of my life, currently live in the USA and have never been a citizen of any other nation state, the obvious answer … Continue reading

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Brief review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Nomad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells many tales of her painful life growing up in and interacting with Islam in Arabian, African and European contexts. As one who has rejected Islam and belief in any god, she has become a full-fledged disciple … Continue reading

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What about the Muslims?

A friend sent me this link today and asked what I thought of it. Here is my response. Nothing surprising here. I’ve read enough literature on Islam – from Muslims and others – to have seen it before. One thing … Continue reading

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A Difference

One of the books I’m reading now is John Stackhouse’s Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World. He quotes David Martin as saying, “If I wanted to dramatize it I would point out that Mohammed was … Continue reading

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Sharing Jesus

Spengler writes in his column in the Asia Times, in response to the conversion of journalist Magdi Allam from Islam to Catholic Christianity: Muslim traditional society cannot withstand the depredations of globalized culture, and radical Islam arises from a despairing … Continue reading

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Moderating Islam

Ever since 11 September 2001 people in the West have been searching for “moderate Islam.” A couple of days ago I briefly mentioned Akbar S. Ahmed’s book, Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World, with particular reference to … Continue reading

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A Jealous God

I just finished reading Akbar S. Ahmed’s Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World, a book well worth reading. Ahmed attributes much of what we in the West see as extremism in the Muslim world as originating in … Continue reading

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