Archive: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009
It is reasonable to ask, for example, why Saudi Arabia finances the building of mosques around the world, while prohibiting the building of churches anywhere within the Saudi kingdom.
By Thomas G. Bohlin | April 24, 2009; 5:21 PM ET | Comments (11)
Women must enter this sphere of religious interpretation - in Pakistan or elsewhere - especially as we are the first to suffer from this oppression.
By Daisy Khan | April 24, 2009; 4:39 PM ET | Comments (9)
We the citizens of Pakistan are angry and dismayed at the abject capitulation of the state of Pakistan before the Taliban insurgents in Swat.
By Salman Ahmad | April 24, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (4)
There is no cogent reason -- neither rational nor historical -- to assume that a state must be governed by a secular system.
By Adin Steinsaltz | April 23, 2009; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (26)
Rather than fear Shariah law, we should understand what it actually is. Then we can encourage Muslim countries to make the changes that achieve the essence of fairness and justice that are at the root of Islam.
By Feisal Abdul Rauf | April 23, 2009; 8:16 AM ET | Comments (141)
Those who want Islamic law in Pakistan are violent and extreme. They are very visible. Those who want Islamic law in Turkey are more subtle in their tactics.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | April 23, 2009; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (5)
The real debate here is about who decides what's right for people, people themselves or God.
By Brad Hirschfield | April 23, 2009; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (4)
The issue to be addressed isn't radical Islam or rule by religious authorities, but fundamentalism--the notion that someone (or ones) could ever be in a position to mediate someone else's relationship to God
By Phil Davis | April 22, 2009; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (11)
If the majority of the population of Pakistan want the kind of rule that Taliban offers how can the rest of the world stop them?
By Arun Gandhi | April 21, 2009; 9:25 PM ET | Comments (12)
Religion has proven to be the breeding ground for people who want to control other people, in the name of God. When religion steps into the role of government, a.k.a. control, it loses its claim of goodness and morality.
By Susan K. Smith | April 21, 2009; 4:14 PM ET | Comments (10)
My interpretation of Jesus' commands to forgive people, no matter what, must be so strong because of Mary Lee, my mother. She was a strong woman, a woman who believed in God. I say it that way because she never...
By Susan K. Smith | April 21, 2009; 2:26 PM ET | Comments (2)
Of all the world's legal systems, Islam's sharia is the most change-resistant and the greatest threat to personal freedoms.
By Willis E. Elliott | April 20, 2009; 11:59 PM ET | Comments (11)
Across America there is a rapid spread of new churches meeting in schools, community centers, restaurants, theaters and any other rentable gathering place.
By Leith Anderson | April 20, 2009; 3:19 PM ET | Comments (10)
The question of Islamic law in Pakistan is entangled --or should we say strangled?--by a host of social factors.
By Deepak Chopra | April 20, 2009; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (32)