Thursday, January 8, 2015
Events in Paris are troubling to say the least. For more than a decade now Westerners have been hearing on a daily basis about Muslims, Islam, terrorists and the war on terror. Most of us know little of Islam and we are forming our perceptions on our reading of the events covered by the media. Rightly reading and understanding of these events is critical to forming constructive responses to them. As Christ's people following Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, we are obligated to do the work of discovering the truth. We ask the Holy Spirit always to lead us and guide us in all of our discernment. I hope you find this article by a Christian scholar of Islam born in the Muslim world to be helpful.