‘Islam’ Archive

Did the New Testament Prophesy Islam? August 16, 2017 No Comments

Muslims sometimes claim that the coming of Muhammad is prophesied in John 14 under the name of the Helper.  I doubt this; there is not a lot of similarity between the actual work of Muhammad and how the Helper is described here, so I must contend that the Helper is

If I Were Muslim: Why Do Muslims Hate Jews Nowadays? December 3, 2014 No Comments

Our friend Hillel Fradkin has sent out a fascinating article on the relationship between Islam and German nationalism.  In two world wars both types of German nationalists, both the relatively mild sort of the Second Reich and the pathological ones of the Third, hoped that the more manly faith of Islam would come to their […]

The Place of Sharia Law in a Free Society January 3, 2011 No Comments

There has been some controversy recently, because the Archbishop of Canterbury, no less, suggested that sharia law could in some ways be incorporated into the British law code.  This suggestion created a certain amount of outrage; and in the last election the state of Oklahoma, not a state with a large number of Muslims, passed […]

The Surprising Fruit of 9/11 September 11, 2009 2 Comments

Today is the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City. In the US, the event seemed to me to have an effect on the results of the 2004 election, but by the time of the 2008 election the impact had faded. And yet I would contend the long-term impact of the 9/11 […]