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 […]
It never ceases to amaze me that some folks think the way to win hearts and minds is by killing people.
Yes, I’m thinking of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Islamist militants have overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian town of Baga, according to this report.
Conversion by the sword may have been effective in the Seventh Century, but not so much in the 21st. (“There is no compulsion in Islam.”)