Islam, ISIS and the violence against Christianity

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Malay Mail Online

 This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Syed Farid Alatas from the Departments of Sociology and Malay Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the barbaric acts of violence against Christians and other religious minorities by forces fighting under the self-proclaimed caliph of ISIS, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. He noted that a proper approach to the interpretation of Qur’anic texts, involving a correct contextual understanding of its meanings, and the study of Islamic history, will reveal that tolerance and acceptance of Christians and other non-Muslim minorities were the norm.

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