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Elusive Peace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Apr 14, 2008 at 09:00 PM

Will Prophetic Principles Triumph over Prophecies?

George W. Bush, who proposed the boldest peace initiative of any American president to solve the Palestine issue, managed to deliver only the most meager results during his two-term presidency.
The Roadmap for Peace, developed by the United States in cooperation with Russia, the European Union, and the UN (the Quartet), was presented to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on 30 Apr. 2003. Despite the proclaimed hopes, however, it has been a clear fiasco and anything but a roadmap to peace. Although the Bush administration, during its final year in power, organized the largest conference for Middle East peace ever assembled and again made the boldest promises, very few people are holding their breath. The Roadmap initiative is practically over, and all signs point to a dead-end.

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Islam's Jihad for Peace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Apr 17, 2002 at 07:00 PM

Is Islam a religion of peace, moderation, and tolerance, or is it one that directs its followers to kill infidels, encourages forced conversion, and intimidates the followers of other faiths? Is there one Islamic conception of peace, and one interpretation of the conditions of peace, or does Islam give rise to a multiple of interpretations? And does the concept of jihad amounts to a holy war, or is jihad consistent with world peace?

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Peace and the Limits or War PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Oct 02, 2001 at 02:00 PM

Islam is a religion of peace. This fact is borne by both Islamic teachings and the very name of “Islam.” Islam, on the other hand, permits its followers to resort to armed struggle to repel military aggression, and indeed urge them to fight oppression, brutality, and injustice. The Qur’anic term for such a struggle is jihad. Yet for many in the West, jihad is nothing less or more than a holy war, i.e. a war to enforce one’s religious beliefs on others. Is Islam a religion of peace, moderation, and tolerance, or is it one that directs its followers to kill infidels, encourages forced conversion, and intimidates the followers of other faiths? This monograph addresses this question

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