It has been quite a year so far–as we begin the final three months.    As a new quarter dawns, I saw this from one of my must reads on Word Press–although the manner in which Professor Turley noted it is of concern–especially as such who profess to be “Islamic” are in fact not–It is important to read the writings and listen to the speeches by some of the thinkers such as Mohsen Kadivar–who teaches at Duke (and spent some time in the dungeons of the Islamic Republic of Iran ) to see the true face of Islam as a Faith.   What happened in the Maldives was tragic–just as the fascists in Afghanistan destroyed 6000 years of history by blowing up the Buddha Statutes…

Here are his opening thoughts on it:

The intolerance of art and free expression in many Islamic countries was particularly and painfully evident in the Maldives last week. A beautiful and powerful underwater sculpture by British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor was ordered destroyed by the government after objections by Islamic leaders for its depiction of human forms. Ironically, the art highlighted the dire risk […]

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