Analysis


ANALYSIS The Challenge of Responding to Jihadi Islam

by John Azumah - 29th August 2014

‘I SHARE his frustrations but take exception with his conclusions.’ Professor of World Christianity and Islam, JOHN AZUMAH reviews Durie’s attack on the West's failure to understand political Islam

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ANALYSIS Colin Chapman responds to Mark Durie on Iraq 'jihad'

by Colin Chapman - 21st August 2014

'OVERSIMPLIFIED' and 'ignoring' history and politics - Chapman's assessment of Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial

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‘Three Choices’ and the bitter harvest of denial: How dissimulation about Islam is fuelling genocide in the Middle East

by Dr Mark Durie - 12th August 2014

In northern Iraq religious genocide is reaching end-game stage.  Islamic State (IS) soldiers, reinforced with military equipment originally supplied by the US, are driving back Kurdish defenders who had been protecting Christians and other religious minorities.  While hundreds of thousands of refugees have been fleeing into Kurdistan, around 40,000 Yazidis and some Christians are trapped on Mount Sinjar, surrounded by IS jihadis.  (Yazidis are Kurdish people whose pre-Christian faith derives from ancient Iranian religious traditions, with overla

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