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Monday, March 13, 2006

Cole on Islam as "Religion of War"

Juan Cole, eminent historian of the Mideast has been running a series of postings on the Quran and war and peace. He's doing so because recent polls show that many Americans are prejudiced against Islam or think it's a religion of war. This perception is an increase over the poll numbers immediately after 911. The increase reflects the fact that the Islamaphobic campaign to discredt and defame Moslems and Islam is succeeding.

Cole's translations of key verses and his interpretations of them show that many of these verses have been mis-characterized and blatantly turned on their heads by the Islamaphobes. ...

A list of Cole's postings on the Quran include the following:

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