July 23, 2005

Links to info on Islam and "jihad"

As this is such a big topic right now, I just wanted to post a link to a great site, Resources for Studying Islam and the Diverse Perspectives of Muslims, from Dr. Alan Godlas at the University of Georgia. He also has a great page that looks specifically at the concept of "jihad." There's even a non-racist quote from Bernard Lewis at the top of the page.

At no point do the basic texts of Islam enjoin terrorism and murder.
At no point do they even consider the random slaughter of uninvolved bystanders.
--Bernard Lewis in "License to Kill" (1998)