Islam and other religions

October 3, 2014 2:56 PM

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Islam and other religions

AT A time when hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis and members of other minorities have been chased from their homes, or worse, in northern Iraq, academic or theological discussion about co-existence between Islam and other faiths might—as I have suggested in some recent postings—seem pretty hypothetical to many people.

But the 126 Muslim scholars who signed a recently published "open letter" to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the IS leader and self-proclaimed caliph, clearly take the very opposite view. As a colleague explains in this week's print edition, one of the letter's main purposes is to challenge the claim of IS t...

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