The Sunni-Shia Divide

To outsiders, the difference between the Sunnis and the Shiites seems rather vague and esoteric. They both absolutely believe and venerate the Qur’an (aka Koran), the holiest book of Islam. They both call themselves Muslim. They both go on Hajj every year to Mecca, in Saudi. But, they seem to have spent the last 13 … Read more

The Building of Islam

I was going to talk about the threat from other radical Islamic groups, but I think that we need to take a step back and look at the basic structure of Islam before putting Muslim radicals under our microscope. First up: Mohammed He was an ambitious, silver-tongued young man who grew up in the later … Read more