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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

 
Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 40, "The Believers"

Robert Spencer has the installment here.

This portion catches my eye:

Verses 56-85 continue excoriating the unbelievers, who are motivated by nothing but pride (v. 56) – an oft-repeated Qur'anic trope that has led many Muslims through the ages and today to assume that non-Muslims know the truth of Islam but reject it out of selfish self-interest.

There is a parallel prejudice one finds in politics: some partisans, assuming that the benefits of certain policies are self-evident, conclude that all opposition to said policies is rooted in malice. I suepect we'll be seeing a lot of that in Denver this week.

Click the "Koran" label to see all my posts on this series.

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