Islam

Twin visions

Islam | Moderates and radicals wrestle for the soul of Islam in Minneapolis-St.
by Mark Bergin
Posted 5/05/07, 12:00 am

First: Last fall Muslim cab drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport refused service to alcohol-toting passengers. A national debate ensued: Should civil-rights laws protect such religious convictions? Or was this merely a political stunt to test the elasticity of American pluralism?

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A question of linkage

Islam | Enemy at Home author Dinesh D'Souza and WORLD's Marvin Olasky, author of The Religions Next Door, debate how far Muslims and Christians can go to form alliances
by Dinesh D'Souza
Posted 1/13/07, 12:00 am

OLASKY: Your linkage of the domestic culture war and the war on terror makes sense, but I question your new book's proposal that American conservatives develop alliances with Islamic conservatives. I don't see any tendency among Islamic conservatives to uphold religious liberty-and how can we abandon Christians undergoing persecution so as to preserve our own comfort?

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Cross-culture wars

Islam | The Bush administration is reviewing its Iraq policy in 2007, but a longer-range dilemma looms: Are problems in American culture making the international war on terror harder to win?
by Dinesh D'Souza
Posted 1/13/07, 12:00 am

Some Muslims complain about U.S. activities in the Middle East or support for Israel, but an even more widespread concern is cultural: what Muslims see as an American descent into homosexual marriage, family breakdown, and a popular culture that is often morally repulsive. We in the United States know that there is a difference between movies/television/music and the way that Americans actually live, but many Muslims abroad see the America of popular culture as the real thing.

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