Jenny Taylor's blog

Religious illiteracy is now toxic

by Jenny Taylor - 9th October 2014

This blog was written for the Public Spirit collection on responses to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life: Community, Diversity and the Common Good and is set to appear in October, 2015.

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Is the so-called Islamic State Islamic?

by Jenny Taylor - 3rd September 2014

A debate has raged on this website among scholars on whether the 'essence' of Islam is what gives rise to the sickening violence in Syria and Iraq, degrading all our lives and politics.

Yet when experts cannot agree, it is little wonder how unconvincing Barack Obama and other leaders sound when they declare definitively that the so-called IS 'speaks for no religion', and in reference to the beheading of journalist James Foley, 'no just God would stand for what they did yesterday ...'

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Warsi's resignation - also 'disproportionate'

by Husein Moloobhoy - 7th August 2014

I am still trying to make sense of why it is that Baroness Warsi felt so emotionally compelled to submit her resignation. She would like us to believe that it was the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli government on the residents of Gaza.

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