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Anyone who says the Quran advocates terrorism obviously hasn't read its lessons on violence

SHAFAQNA - Only two groups in our society promote the “Quran teaches terrorism” myth: anti-Muslim pundits and Isis extremists. Both are wrong. This simplistic conclusion ignores that many groups in many countries are experiencing…

Of Jihad, Terrorism, and Pacifism: Scripting Islam in the Transnational Sphere

SHAFAQNA - Is Islam an inherently peaceful religion or is it a religion essentially predisposed to violence? Questions of this nature have preoccupied Western public discourse in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, and interlocutors have demanded…