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2012-07-09 17:25:40

Arizona State University communications study shows 'Verse of the Sword' is practically absent in propaganda A common belief in the West is that al Qaeda wishes to impose Islam everywhere. This might be a pipe dream for the group, but a new study of their use of religious texts suggests that Islamists' goals are much more modest. Researchers with Arizona State University's Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) analyzed more than 2,000 items of propaganda from al Qaeda and related...

2012-07-05 10:45:29

The Koran and the concept of religion in the modern age In the prestigious international journal Religion, the Islamicist Stefan Reichmuth and the Latinist Reinhold Glei have published a joint paper on the concept of religion in the Koran. The RUB researchers show how, in Latin translations of the Koran, the religious notion changes — from "law" to "religion". The surprising finding: since the Middle Ages, the confrontation with the Islamic religious notion has constantly accompanied...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'