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Ahmadinejad and the Dawning of Messianic Times

It is one thing to study eschatology; it is another to be so convinced that you, yourself, will be the personality that it centers around. From Ahmadinejad and the Dawning of Messianic Times: Since the late ninth century, the Shi’ites have been expecting the emergence of the hidden imam-mahdi, armed with divine power and followed… Keep Reading

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Film: The Karachi Kids

“A breeding ground for terrorists.” “University of Jihad.” Those are just some of the phrases used to described the Pakistani madrassa system, a network of Islamic schools where children as young as six are taught to memorize every verse and phrase of the Koran. The Karachi Kids takes the viewer behind the shrouded curtain of… Keep Reading

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Former Indonesian President Describes Lynching of Jews in Iraq

From Former Indonesian President Describes Lynching of Jews in Iraq via DailyAlert: Abdurrahman Wahid, 67, the former Indonesian president and a leading Muslim scholar, revealed the root of his understanding of the risks and perils of Jewish existence. Wahid was a student at Baghdad University in 1966, earning his keep as a secretary at a… Keep Reading

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Anti-Semitism among Palestinian Authority Academics

From Anti-Semitism among Palestinian Authority Academics: PA efforts to delegitimize Israel are evident throughout Palestinian society and involve television, schoolbooks, and culture, incorporating hate messages and the denial of Israel’s right to exist. Academics including professors, religious scholars, teachers, and schoolbook authors are all participating. Palestinian academics, recognizing the futility of attempting to erase the… Keep Reading

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