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Minarets and the Conditions of Umar

From Web Exclusives

The Swiss Minaret BanThe Qur’an includes Jews and Christians among the “People of the Book,” among those to whom God has revealed something of divine truth in past times. Yet Islamic tradition insists that the Jews and Christians corrupted that revelation, and laments their failure to recognize the final revelation given to Muhammad… . Continue Reading »

Sanctifying Islam

From the June/July 2009 Print Edition

The Theology of Tariq Ramadan: A Catholic Perspective by Gregory Baum University of Notre Dame Press, 178 pages, $25 paper In 2004 the Swiss Muslim scholar and activist Tariq Ramadan accepted a prestigious position at the University of Notre Dame. The State Department, however, revoked . . . . Continue Reading »