Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chinese Islam

024-01-08, originally uploaded by drugladney.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mosque tile (Iran)

mosque jamee tile( persian art), originally uploaded by mousavi+.

Monday, November 19, 2007

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Economist: The new wars of religion

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An excerpt

Back in the 20th century, most Western politicians and intellectuals (and even some clerics) assumed religion was becoming marginal to public life; faith was largely treated as an irrelevance in foreign policy. Symptomatically, State Department diaries ignored Muslim holidays until the 1990s. In the 21st century, by contrast, religion is playing a central role. From Nigeria to Sri Lanka, from Chechnya to Baghdad, people have been slain in God's name; and money and volunteers have poured into these regions. Once again, one of the world's great religions has a bloody divide (this time it is Sunnis and Shias, not Catholics and Protestants). And once again zealotry seems all too relevant to foreign policy: America would surely not have invaded Iraq and Afghanistan (and be thinking so actively of striking Iran) had 19 young Muslims not attacked New York and Washington.