Monday, May 28, 2007

ROBERT SPENCER STARTS BLOGGING THE QURAN: Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and writer on Islam has started blogging about the Quran on Michelle Malkin's Hot Air:
So over the course of the next few months, I’m going to read it, and discuss it in a series of columns. All of it. Not “cherry-picked” or “out of context.” The whole thing, beginning to end. Some of you may be familiar with David Plotz’s series on Slate, “Blogging the Bible.” This series will be similar to that one, but rather than just write about what I think or feel about a certain passage, I will, unlike Plotz, refer to commentaries – all Muslim ones – on the Qur’an. I’ll try to explain how mainstream Muslims who study the Qur’an will understand any given passage, and what its import might be for non-Muslims.

...I’ll refer to Islamic traditions when necessary, as well as to traditional commentaries, to shed light on various passages. And by the end of this journey, I believe we will see more clearly what makes the jihadists tick – and also perhaps understand what we can and must do to resist them.

...Next week: chapter one, the Fatiha, the most important prayer in Islam.
CAIR keeps complaining that we should all learn the Quran and become more sensitized to and understanding of Islam--they will be so pleased!

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