TRUTH JIHAD: John Morrow on “Islam and the People of the Book”; Mike Harris explains VT-TV, the cure for internet censorship and spying

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First hour: John Morrow discusses Cambridge Scholars’ new publication Islam and the People of the Book, which he edited and to which I contributed. In this conversation John and I discuss the relatively few issues that divide Christians from Muslims, and the much larger number of issues that unite us. We also discuss other topical issues including the emails to Portland’s KBOO radio headlined “Stop Kevin Barrett from polluting the airwaves with anti-semitism” that led to the cancellation of a scheduled show today.

Dr. John Morrow is the author of the timely new The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World – and an activist with The Covenants Initiative, a project to unite Muslims behind the covenants of the Prophet Muhammad (saas) – which obligate Muslims to protect and defend Christians. Dr. Morrow is an outspoken critic of the sectarian violence that has been increasing in the Middle East; like Shaykh Imran Hosein he is an Islamic scholar with an unusually perceptive take on world affairs.

John Andrew Morrow completed his Honors BA, MA, and PhD at the University of Toronto, as well as post-doctoral studies in Arabic in Morocco and at the University of Utah’s Middle East Center. Besides his academic training, he has also completed the full cycle of traditional Islamic seminary studies. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at numerous colleges and universities, and has authored and edited many books, including the Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine (McFarland, 2011), Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), and Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism (McFarland, 2013).

Second hour: My Veterans Today colleague Mike Harris joins us to discuss VT-TV, representing “decisive action to counteract USG driven Internet censorship and spying.”  As Preston James writes:

“If you are interested in joining as a content contributor, or you have a website you need to have protected, please contact [email protected] and please register as a subscriber at www.veteranstodaytv.com.

“Go to http://www.veteranstodaytv.com to register as a $1.99/month Basic member, or as a $4.99 month Author-posting member.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Of course there can be nothing more absurd than followers of religions from the Middle East or Europe, living in the Western Hemisphere, crying out about globalism or new world religions. The unity we all have, at the core, is the recognition that there are things we cannot explain. This leads to the misuse of the word “worship”. The question of how to explain origin or interaction of the invisible. The title rather given to the concept of Creator is Creator, and the use of the word god muddies the concept. So to say, “worship god” is vague at best. Western imperialism is a reflection of Eastern religions proliferating in the Western Hemisphere.
    As for materialism, certainly Islam and Christianity and Judaism cannot claim they do not adhere to the wave of consumerism as in fact, they exemplify it. Temples and mosques and cities are built for their “worshipping traditions”. The lavish materialism exuding from religion is quite Trump like. This is self evident.

    • I think it would be a very interesting exploration, to imagine if the predominant religion of those who first came to the US as settlers, was Islam rather than Christianity. What would we have in place as a result of that ? The third exploration or option, is to explore what the US would look like today, if the settlers had respected and adopted the teachings, traditions and government structure of the existing people.
      I think this exploration would reveal more similarities between Christianity and Islam.

    • David – As a Christian, yes, I protest against the NWO and imperialism because Jesus Christ taught just the opposite! Western imperialism or materialism are not reflections of real Christianity! All you do is go on and on about false Christianity and lump it in with all Christians as a whole. How much study have you done in the teachings of Jesus Christ? Obviously not much.

    • martsiva, can’t wait to see christians at the anti-war rally. Usually it is the same 3 nuns, and a couple lost tourists. Otherwise, only the liberal pagan hippie commies speak out and march against death.
      Very disloyal religion also. They all throw each other under the bus, like you are doing. I’ve studied it long enough to know, very few christians view other christians as christians. Because that is an unreliable data set, I have to stick with the 1,700 year track record overall. It’s on par with Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, and Marquis Da Sade all rolled into one. The actions fit the icon till I see something tangibly different.

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