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Recruits coming to ISIS with limited knowledge of Islam

Isis | Analysis of leaked data shows ISIS relies on new members’ ignorance
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 8/17/16, 11:20 am

The Islamic State’s (ISIS) employment forms ask would-be jihadists 23 pointed questions, including blood type, combat preferences, and a designated contact in case of death. But according to recently leaked data, ISIS looks to be largely indifferent to the religious acuity of its recruits.

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A former Muslim offers a Christian approach to Islam

Q&A | Abdu Murray talks about his conversion experience and his view of Islam
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 7/11/16, 02:10 pm

Abdu Murray is North American director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, an evangelical outreach group. But for most of his life Murray was a proud Muslim who studied the Quran and Islam diligently. After a nine-year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions, Murray said he discovered the historic Christian faith alone could answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. I had this conversation with Murray at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colo.

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Proposal for U.S. Muslim cemetery shrouded in suspicion

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by Anna K. Poole
Posted 4/27/16, 11:10 am

Accusations of Islamophobia are swirling through rural Dudley, Mass., where a proposal to construct a Muslim-only cemetery has drawn criticism from town residents. Leaders of a local mosque want to claim a 55-acre plot of dormant dairy farmland for the project, but opponents claim a Muslim burial site will bring vandalism, heavy traffic, and noisy late-night Islamic calls to prayer. 

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