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Fears About Shariah Law Take Hold In Tennessee : NPR

I’m going to preface this by saying I am neither Christian nor Muslim. While I was raised within a Christian nation, having no belief in either religion or no formal education in either, I would consider myself more of an outsider than insider on the emic/etic scale.  Perhaps that is why I am baffled by this article, “Fears about Shariah Law Take Hold in Tennessee” and it’s seemingly obvious relation to the Biblical Literalism that is a mainstay of Evangelical Christianity.

Read Excerpt 1 from the previously mentioned article: 

“I don’t want anybody to persecute any religion including Islam, but we have a duty as Americans to understand that they intend to take us over and compel us to become Islamic,” Douglas says. […] The First Amendment may  Read more…

Examining Modesty | the fatal feminist

Love this blog entry! A few days ago I read a blog posted by a liberal Mormon that referenced quotes from the Book of Mormon to explain her beliefs. This article is written by a feminist Muslim and uses quotes from the Qur’an to explain her interpretations of guidelines on modesty. “What do I do when I hear passive aggressive statements coated deceptively in sugar about how a “woman’s best jewelry is her modesty? Chandelier earrings.” Read more here: Examining Modesty | the fatal feminist.

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