Posts Tagged ‘Mohammed’

A feminist reading of the Koran

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It’s hard to imagine any scenario in which shooting a 14-year-old child is justified. And yet, the Taliban attempts just this by insisting its attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (pictured) is ordained by Islam. Yousafzai first attracted the group’s ire for her insistence on the right of girls to be educated. At the age Read more

Mohammed is top name for baby boys in Britain

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Mohammed was the most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2011 — well ahead of Harry, the next most chosen name. A government statement said Harry was the most popular boy’s name, but it was outranked by totalling the five most common different spellings of the Muslim prophet. Harry, the Read more

Tolerance and Islam

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Last week there was shock and outrage around the globe at the massacre of scores of women and children in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Part of the tension causing the present conflict is the fact that Assad and his supporters belong to the minority Shia Alawite sect, about 10 per cent Read more

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God ?  Muslims claim that “There is only one God and Mohammed is his prophet.” while Christians claim that “There is only one God and Jesus is his Son”. Clearly we are in disagreement about Mohammed and Jesus, for even though Muslims say they believe in Jesus as a Read more