The Qu’ran doesn’t label dogs as untouchable (in fact, there’s quite a nice vignette of the Prophet Muhammad setting a guard for a dog with a litter of puppies). According to Mohammed Hanif, writing in The New York Times, “[m]ost of Muslims’ dog hate comes to us via the Hadith.” Which makes one wonder (yet […]
Have you been following the “feud” between Bill Maher and his critics over Islam? He contends that references to violence in the Qu’ran are a literal “call to arms”.
Here’s a nuanced discussion of the dispute. Key take-away: “people often seek to blame an outside influence for violent and destructive actions of individuals.”
In this case, Heather Digby Parton of Salon. com argues that it’s not the Qu’ran doing the influencing, but radical imams (and the FBI). Yeah: not kidding.
Read the whole thing here.