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Life as a dhimmi in medieval Islamic Spain

Islam | And what it can teach modern day Christians in America
by Dario Fernandez-Morera
Posted 9/17/16, 11:49 am

Professors at U.S. colleges and universities teach some world history and a lot of mythology. Those who speak of a war against terrorism rather than a war against radical Islam put forward a myth of multicultural harmony in medieval Spain among Muslim overlords and Christian or Jewish subjects. Not so, asserts author Darío Fernández-Morera, who shows how Muslims ran a dhimmi system that was a gangster-like protection racket. Christians and Jews had to pay up and accept second-class citizenship. If they rebelled, Muslims could cut off their heads or make their children sexual slaves.

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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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