The Muslim religion, and the people and countries who believe in it

Followers of Islam are known as Muslims, or Moslems.
In Islam there are five essential religious duties, called the Pillars of Islams.
The religious studies course covers Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.
The name for God in Islam is Allah, proclaimed by Mohammed as the sole God, the creator and sustainer of all things.
Most of the students at our school practise Islam as this is a largely Muslim community.

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 Afghan boys read the Koran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, 17 July 2014. Muslims all over the world are observing Ramadan, which prohibits food, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. EPA/SAYED MUSTAFA

Some key points of Islam, which is one of the world’s major religions. However, please note that Islam is a diverse and complex faith with variations in beliefs and practices among different regions, cultures, and sects. Here are some general key points of Islam:

  1. Monotheism: Islam is a monotheistic religion that teaches the belief in one God, known as Allah in Arabic. Muslims believe that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is his final prophet.

  2. Five Pillars: Islam has five pillars, which are considered the foundation of a Muslim’s faith and practice. They are: (1) the declaration of faith (Shahada), (2) ritual prayers (Salah), (3) almsgiving (Zakat), (4) fasting during the month of Ramadan (Sawm), and (5) pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) for those who are able.

  3. Quran: The Quran is the holy scripture of Islam, believed to be the literal word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is considered the most important source of guidance for Muslims and covers various aspects of life, including theology, law, ethics, and social norms.

  4. Hadith: Hadith refers to the collection of sayings, actions, and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. It serves as a secondary source of guidance for Muslims, providing insights into the Prophet’s life and practices.

  5. Sharia: Sharia is the Islamic law, which is derived from the Quran and Hadith. It covers a wide range of topics, including family law, criminal law, commercial law, and ethics, and serves as a guide for Muslims on how to live their lives in accordance with Islamic teachings.

  6. Community and brotherhood: Islam emphasizes the importance of community and brotherhood among Muslims. Muslims are encouraged to care for and support one another, and to participate in communal activities such as congregational prayers and charitable deeds.

  7. Moral and ethical teachings: Islam places a strong emphasis on moral and ethical values, including honesty, compassion, justice, humility, and respect for others. Muslims are encouraged to strive for personal excellence and to live a righteous and virtuous life.

  8. Judgment and afterlife: Islam teaches that there will be a Day of Judgment when all humans will be held accountable for their actions in this world. Muslims believe in the concept of heaven (Paradise) and hell (Hellfire), and that one’s actions in this life will determine their fate in the afterlife.

  9. Diversity: Islam is a diverse religion with followers from various ethnicities, cultures, and countries. There are also different sects within Islam, such as Sunni, Shia, and Sufi, which may have varying beliefs and practices.

It’s important to note that this is a general overview of Islam and that there may be variations in beliefs and practices among different Muslim communities. It’s always best to consult authentic sources and seek guidance from qualified scholars or experts for a comprehensive understanding of Islam.

Islam is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century CE. Here are some key points of Islam:

  1. Belief in one God: Islam is based on the belief in one God, known as Allah in Arabic. Muslims believe that Allah is the only God and has no partners or equals.

  2. The Quran: The Quran is the holy book of Islam and is considered to be the word of Allah as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It contains guidance and teachings for Muslims on how to live a good life and worship Allah.

  3. The Five Pillars: These are the five basic acts of worship that are obligatory for all Muslims to perform. They are: Shahada (declaration of faith), Salat (prayer), Zakat (charity), Sawm (fasting during Ramadan), and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

  4. Prophets of Islam: Muslims believe in all the prophets of God including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace be upon them all). However, they believe that Muhammad was the final prophet and his message is for all humanity.

  5. Islamic Law: The Shariah is the Islamic legal system that provides guidance on how Muslims should conduct themselves in all aspects of life. It covers areas such as worship, family law, criminal law, and business transactions.

  6. Importance of community: Islam emphasizes the importance of community and encourages Muslims to live in harmony with their neighbors and to help those in need.

  7. Resurrection and Judgment Day: Muslims believe in the resurrection of the dead and the Day of Judgment, where Allah will judge all people based on their deeds.

These are some of the key points of Islam, but there are many more beliefs, practices, and traditions associated with the religion.

Did Catholicism Create Islam? The True Origins of the Islam Revealed | The Islamic Connection

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6 okt. 2011

This topic has puzzled numerous expositors: how does Islam fit into the picture of global conflict? Is this a political or religious conflict, or both? What is Islam’s origin and what are its goals? How does it impact ecumenism and the doctrine of salvation in Christ? Can we find evidence that the Catholic Church created Islam or helped them grow? Find out in this informative video. A clear line is drawn through history, showing that the reality is more startling than the theory. This presentation includes a look at some powerful Islamic leaders past and present, a comparison of Catholicism and Islam, and a discussion of Islam and Mary worship.
Click here to download the Study Guide for this lecture:…
Islam is exclusive [1:14]
Who and what is Islam? [1:50]
Who is Mohammed? [2:28]
Symbols of Islam [3:57]
Who is Allah? [4:08]
Crescent moon/sun worship [4:52]
Papacy also uses these symbols [7:03]
Romanism came before Islam; Rome, an ancient occult religion [8:25]
Mary worship, moon connection [10:52]
Mary in Islam, caves, and mountain shrines [11:41]
Moon & sun worship [13:09]
Half moon symbols [14:03]
Catholic cathedral in Aman [14:15]
Muslim mosque [15:10]
Islam dress = nun dresses [15:47]
Damascus mosque [16:01]
Islamic all seeing eye [17:53]
Luxor temple [21:00]
Baal temple [22:12]
Inside Catholic cathedrals [22:46]
Roman Catholic cathedral built like a Phoenician ship [24:38]
Inside knights templar temple [25:22]
Star of Islam and Star of David shape explained [26:02]
Alberto Rivera testimony [26:20]
Walter Veith’s speculation on this testimony [26:51]
Fatima connection [29:05]
Map with how Islam spread [30:12]
Secret societies/system of control [32:24]
The assassins [33:30]
The Fatimites [35:08]
The men of Islam [37:03]
Morals and dogmas [38:25]
The Deadly Deception on Freemasonry & Islam shrine explained [39:46]
Islam in Freemasonry [44:18]
Tower of Babel & Mary [46:21]
Mary in other countries/religions/Mary worship [48:12]
Genesis 3:15 [53:19]
Catholic doctrine on Mary [54:17]
Catholic article on how Muslims worship Mary [57:16]
What does Freemasonry teach regarding Mary? [1:01:18]
Text from the Quran [1:03:36]
Home Missionary on Islam’s denial of Christ [1:09:41]
Story of Islam convert and difference between Jesus and Allah [1:11:18]
Quotes for various sources [1:14:48]
Passion of the Christ [1:15:58]
Protestant preachers on Islam [1:18:20]
Pope kissing Quran [1:21:39]
Revelation 18:4 [1:21:57]

Victim blaming in Pakistan, women ‘for sale’ in India: Misogyny in South Asia | DW News

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15 jul. 2021

Blamed for the crime, viewed with suspicion, told to hush it up. Many women who experience sexual assault in Pakistan say this is what they face. But amidst this victim shaming, the country’s leader, Prime Minister Imran Khan has gone on television and appeared to do the same. Last month he told an interviewer, “If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the man unless they are robots.” And in April during a live chat broadcast on state television, Khan urged women to wear a veil to avoid sexual assault saying, “It is so that there is no temptation in society.” 
Activists say his comments reinforce common public perceptions that women invite their assaults. And they say that attitude needs to change. 
In neighboring India, misogyny has taken an ugly, unsettling turn. Recently, a little over 80 Muslim women discovered they had been put up for ‘sale,’ on a newly created app by unknown people. 
The app, called ‘Sulli Deals’ offered the women up as ‘deals of the day’ using photographs from their social media profiles. This is a screenshot shared on Twitter by one of the women targeted. ‘Sulli’ is a slur directed against Muslim women in India.
Alexander Alexander
Its as if for so much time, the man just still does not understand how to listen. How after so long of suffering towards the beings that brought us here in the first place?
Lucious Jack
“It’s not even remotely close to what he actually said. HBO posted a clipped interview to make him sound as a misogynist. What Imran Khan said was that you can not install Western Ideas an a conservative society without expecting some kind of spillover”. For example men in a Western society have freedom to go out to clubs and pubs and hookup with women in a matter of hours and be done with it. But here in Eastern societies there is no such hookup culture and men don’t have a medium to channel that sexual energy which is why when they see movies and serials where they see women half naked, it has an impact on men. He had earlier on clearly said in the interview that his government is cracking down on sexual criminals and doesn’t consider women to be responsible. Western media doing what it does best … Half knowledge is much bad than no knowledge in which these media outlets re best
So everyone is gonna ignore that the interview was highly edited and he didn’t said this.
it is amazing that men are historically regarded as leaders as they are less emotional than women, but all it takes is some skin showing, and they are ready to admit that they are no better than a dog on the street… come on, you can’t have it both ways. either show self control, or step down
Had to comment, didn’t have to watch the vid to lol at these type of men having difficulty with self control. It’s like finding your dream sports car in public area then assuming it’s yours to drive 🤣 oh your poor poor ego 🥺
EivenKim ちわ:D
Men can learn how to create a printer and can’t learn how to control themselves… I will never understand why learning is so difficult to them
Fun Begins
what about the girls who were put up for sale in England schools by their fellow classmates? and isn’t this how zuckerberg started FB?
Jason Huber
“A woman should be 2 things… Who and What she wants.” – Beau of the Fifth Column Check him out on YouTube!
shafiwu awudu
What is Islam about that woman you interviewed. Islam is not association that join . It’s a religion you have to practice it’s values!!!. Woman !! the hijab is an honour and respect not oppression. Men are always taking advantage of so called civilized women because they have exposed themselves. Run back to embrace your values !!!
Owen Brady
I’ve got to rob a bank and try this excuse. It’s their fault for leaving their money there for me to steal. If they kept it more hidden I wouldn’t be so tempted

1 President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World from Cairo, Egypt

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4 jun. 2009

“A New Beginning” The President gives a speech in Cairo, Egypt, outlining his personal commitment to engagement with the Muslim world, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect, and discusses how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them. June 4, 2009. (public domain)

2 Islam : The Untold Story (Tom HOLLAND) [sous-titres français par youtube]

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8 aug. 2015

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Documentaire de Tom Holland pour la télévision Channel 4, diffusé en aout 2012 (tous droits réservés Channel 4)

Tom Holland pointe le “trou noir” des origines de l’islam et enquête comme un détective sur les incohérences des sources musulmanes, l’absence de sources anciennes, l’absence de mention à Mahomet ou à La Mecque avant la fin du 7e siècle, le caractère très tardif de la 1ere biographie de Mahomet date de 200 ans après sa mort … Il rencontre les spécialistes, les chercheurs et archéologues (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Patricia Crone, Guy Stroumsa, Fred Donner et Tali Erickson-Gini), visite les lieux, contemple les vestiges pour confronter le matériel historique au discours islamique.

Pour aller plus loin : la synthèse des dernières recherches historiques sur les origines de l’islam (dont celles de Patricia Crone), pour comprendre enfin d’où vient l’islam, comment il est apparu, pourquoi il est comme il est.


Documentary film by Tom Holland for Channel 4 television, broadcasted in August 2012 (all rights reserved to Channel 4)

Tom Holland points to the “black hole” of the origins of Islam and investigates as a detective on the inconsistencies of muslim sources, the absence of ancient sources, the absence of any mention of Muhammad or Mecca before the end of the 7th century , the very late nature of the 1st biography of Muhammad (dated from 200 years after his death). He meets specialists, scholars and archaeologists (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Patricia Crone, Guy Stroumsa, Fred Donner and Tali Erickson-Gini), visits the sites, contemplates the vestiges, looks for historical material, which he confronts with the Islamic discourse.

KING CHARLES III – The Most PRO-ISLAMIC Monarch in British History!

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17 sep. 2022

Recently Liz Truss took over as Prime Minister of what many consider to be the most Islamophobic government in British history.

A government that refuses to engage with the largest representative body of British Muslims and has designed a vicious security regime that is against them; in which one minister was dismissed because her “status as a Muslim minister caused discomfort among colleagues”. The government was accused this week of treating Muslims as second-class citizens.

Two days after Truss became prime minister, King Charles III ascended the British throne. A careful man, he studied Islam thoroughly, even learning Arabic extensively in order to read the Quran.

The new king is the most Islamophile monarch in British history. The contrast with his government is stark.

Let’s find out what will this mean for the United Kingdom, but before we move on, let’s hit the like and subscribe button and never miss new exciting stories on Planet Explore.

0:00 – Intro
1:00 – An electrifying speech
3:15 – Sympathy for Palestine
5:28 – Devout ‘Traditionalist’
8:14 – Brutal criticism
9:50 – A bold statement

Prince Charles- Follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ to save the World

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3 aug. 2010

Prince Charles has urged the world to follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ in order to protect the environment.
In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man’s destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions – but particularly those of Islam.
He said the current ‘division’ between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment – which goes against the grain of ‘sacred traditions’.
Charles, who is a practising Christian and will become the head of the Church of England when he succeeds to the throne, spoke in depth about his own study of the Koran which, he said, tells its followers that there is ‘no separation between man and nature’ and says we must always live within our environment’s limits.
The prince was speaking to an audience of scholars at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies – which attempts to encourage a better understanding of the culture and civilisation of the religion.
His speech, merging religion with his other favourite subject, the environment, marked the 25th anniversary of the organisation, of which he is patron.
He added: ‘The inconvenient truth is that we share this planet with the rest of creation for a very good reason – and that is, we cannot exist on our own without the intricately balanced web of life around us.
‘Islam has always taught this and to ignore that lesson is to default on our contract with creation.’

3 Het probleem met de islam is…


7 nov. 2010.

Etienne Vermeersch licht het probleem van de islam toe, zijnde de Caïro-verklaring i.v.m. de Universele Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens door de Organisatie van de Islamitische Conferentie. Naar het einde toe gaat het over hoe alles begint met kennis van de feiten en hoe de waarheid (zeggen) ons kan verlichten. Interview afgenomen door Siegfried Bracke in Bracke op vrijdag (2/4/2010). Meer info op:ïro-ve… en zie hier voor de volledige uitzending:…
Links bron i.v.m. Aisha:
Op de Al-Azhar universiteit in Egypte wordt geleerd dat Mohammed op 9e jarige leeftijd trouwde met Aisha… wat niet zo ongebruikelijk was voor die tijd. Gelieve dit gegeven niet telkens af te strijden a.u.b. Het is altijd al aanvaard geweest in de moslimgemeenschap en staat in de gezaghebbende hadith van Al-Bukhari:
Zie The Correct Books of Bukhari vol.7 boek 62 nr 88:…
Al-Bukhari geldt onder moslims als de belangrijkste bron over het leven en de boodschap van Mohammed:

4 Wat zegt de Koran echt over de hoofddoek van een moslima? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevad

10 feb. 2017

De recente heropleving van de ‘hidjab’, de hoofddoek van de moslima, samen met het verplicht stellen ervan in sommige landen, heeft ertoe geleid dat velen geloven dat het dragen ervan wordt opgelegd door hun geloof. In deze informatieve talk neemt schrijfster Samina Ali ons mee, terug naar de tijd van de profeet Mohammed om ons daar te laten zien wat de term hidjab echt betekent — en het is geen hoofddoek voor een vrouw! Dus wat betekent de term dan wel? En hoe kan het dat fundamentalisten de term gebruiken om vrouwen hun rechten te ontzeggen? Haar verhaal verandert wellicht niet alleen je mening over de hidjab, maar ook je beeld van moslima’s.
Samina Ali is een gevierd schrijfster, activist en cultureel commentator. Haar debuut-roman ‘Madras in de regen’ won de prestigieuze Franse Prix Premier Roman Etranger en was finalist voor de PEN/Hemingway Award in Fiction.
Deze talk werd gehouden op een TEDx-evenement, in de stijl van de TED-conferenties, maar onafhankelijk georganiseerd door een lokaal team. Meer informatie hierover op

5 Matthew Handley | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

3 jul. 2013

Matthew Handley gives his argument for Islam being a peaceful religion.

Matthew Handley started the debate by grounding it in recent events, deploring the previous day’s “reprehensible act in Woolwich”, a sentiment that he was sure would be shared by Muslims around the world.

Handley continues by separating the religion of Islam from the individuals who “violently hijack faith for violent and maniacal ends” and maintains that the Qur’an has an “overwhelmingly peaceful character.”

In the light of the “decade long surge of violence and aggression” against Islam since 9/11, he summarises the debate as a choice between “love and hate and rejection, peace and conflict” and concludes: “I hope you make the right choice.”

Yes’s: 286
No’s: 168
Filmed on 28/02/2013

Studies History at Oxford University and is a mentor for the Debate Mate programme.

The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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6 Islam and British values – The Big Questions with Adam Deen

31 jan. 2016

The Big Questions, BBC (31/01/16)
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7 Islam is a Religion of Peace

21 jul. 2011

Is the rise of terrorism and violence justifiably traced to the teachings of Islam, or is this call to war a twisted interpretation of the true Muslim faith? Most of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims are moderates who see Islamic terrorism as a violation of their sacred texts. Is it wrong to let a radical minority represent authentic Islam? Has fear blinded us to its lessons of tolerance and peace?
For: Zeba Khan
For: Maajid Nawaz
Against: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Against: Doulas Murray

8 Mehdi Hasan | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

3 jul. 2013

Mehdi Hasan gives his argument for Islam being a peaceful religion.

Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan, political editor of the Huffington Post, warns Anne-Marie Waters that her “astonishing claims” might endanger her future as a Labour Party candidate, but assured her “don’t worry, the BNP will take you”.

Hasan asks why, if Islam is “responsible for killing,” such a tiny percentage of believers actually participate in violence. He asks the audience if they really believe that 1.6 billion people are all “followers, promoters and believers in a religion of violence”.

Hasan urges them not to “fuel the arguments of the phobes and bigots and legitimise hate”, but to “trust the Muslims that you know and that you hear.”

Yes’s: 286
No’s: 168
Filmed on 28/02/2013

MEHDI HASAN is Britain’s most prominent Muslim journalist. He recently moved from the New Statesman to become political editor of the Huffington Post. He has appeared on Question Time five times, and is hosting Al Jazeera’s ‘Head to Head’ series at the Oxford Union this term.

The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

Rights managed by Oxford Media Associates

Filmed by Oxford Media Solutions

9 The truth about Islam: bigotry vs. facts

12 okt. 2014

Sam Harris and Irshad Manji react to a fiery debate on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

10 What is wrong with Islam today? | Head to Head

13 mei 2016

Is there really a problem with Islam today? Critics see Muslim women as downtrodden and sectarian conflict dominates the headlines, but for many Muslims this is a gross misrepresentation.
In this episode of Head to Head at the Oxford Union, Mehdi Hasan challenges controversial Canadian author Irshad Manji, writer of The Trouble with Islam Today and also Allah, Liberty and Love on the need to reform Islam, the notion of Ijtihad, the problem of Islamophobia and what Muslims need to own-up to.

11 Is it alright to be gay and Muslim – Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam

2 mei 2014

Maajid Nawaz on BBC3’s ‘Free Speech’ debates the question ‘Is it alright to be gay and Muslim?’ with fellow panellists Luisa Zissman, Tim Stanley, Amy Lamé, and members of the studio audience. Maajid gives his view that everyone has the right to define their identity in any way they wish, and therefore no-one has the right to attack or harass gay Muslims. Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalised world.

12 Islam Unveiled (Religion Documentary) | Real Stories

29 mrt. 2017

Can Islam ever truly become part of the modern world?
Why is a religion that claims over a billion followers across the globe now seen as the world’s greatest bastion of sexism and misogyny? And is this true?
This major series takes the viewer on a dazzling ride across four continents and fourteen centuries, embarking both on a journey of the heart and a quest of the intellect. It is a quest that reveals surprising truths about women’s lives in the Muslim world today, and traces back to their cultural roots beliefs and practices that to many Westerners seem cruel and archaic.

13 Mum, I’m a Muslim (Religious Documentary) | Real Stories

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This is the story of three white British women that have decided to convert to Islam. After the terrorist attacks on the United States, these women could not have chosen a more difficult time to become Muslims but they are 100% committed to their cause. The film examines why these women have chosen to convert to Islam and the issues they have faced on the road to conversion.
Content licensed from TVF International. Any queries, please contact us at: 
Produced by Real Life Media Productions

14 Turning Muslim in Texas (Religion Documentary) | Real Stories

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30 sep. 2020

In the wake of the terrible events of 9/11, anger and suspicion about Islam and its teachings spread throughout the United States. For a few Americans, these events led to an awakening to the rich traditions of this major world religion. Curiosity turned to admiration of a faith that in its core offers peace and solace. How would these converts adjust to life as strangers in their own home towns?
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15 Islam: Facts & Fictions

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26 mei 2017

Chase Robinson discussed his work on the history of Islamic civilization.
Speaker Biography: Chase Robinson is president and distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
For transcript and more information, visit…

16 Islam Through Western Eyes

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10 apr. 2012

According to author Jonathan Lyons, the Western view of Islam has prevented the West from responding effectively to its most significant 21st-century challenges: the rise of Islamic power, the emergence of religious violence, and the growing tension between established social values and multicultural rights among Muslim immigrant populations. Lyons addresses the issues of Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and women and proposes new ways of thinking about the Western relationship to the Islamic world. 
Speaker Biography: Jonathan Lyons spent twenty years as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters, much of it in the Islamic world. His research focuses on the shifting boundaries between East and West, and his publications include “The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization” and (with Geneive Abdo) “Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-first-Century Iran.” He has a doctorate in sociology and lives in Washington, D.C.
For captions, transcript, and more information visit….

17 Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam

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10 feb. 2016

Around the world, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities.
Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for “bringing shame” on their community. In Western countries, ex-Muslims are often thrown out of the family and face isolation and exclusion.
VICE News has gained access to an underground network in London who help rescue ex-Muslims. We follow the network as it helps a young atheist escape Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and provides support and shelter for young British people on the run from their families and communities.
Watch “The Kohistan Story: Killing for Honor” –
Read “Killing for Honor: How Reputation Became Life and Death Currency in Pakistan” –

18 Richard Dawkins on Islam, Jews, science and the burka – BBC Newsnight

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18 feb. 2015

Evan Davis speaks to Richard Dawkins.

19 King Charles III’s attraction towards Islam

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10 sep. 2022

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales titled ‘Islam and the West’ at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford:…

HM King Charles III inaugurates the new building of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

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9 sep. 2022

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies celebrated the opening of its new building on 16th May 2017. On the inauguration day, the Centre welcomed many distinguished guests – including its patron, HM King Charles III (as HRH The Prince of Wales), who gave the inaugural address.
This video includes the speech delivered by HRH The Prince of Wales, as well as those given by HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal (Chairman of the Board of Trustees) and Dr Farhan Nizami (Director of the Centre).
To learn more about the Centre and its activities, visit our website:

20 Why was Salman Rushdie attacked? | The Hindu

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18 aug. 2022

Salman Rushdie’s life changed forever in 1989, when he had a fatwa slapped on him

The award-winning author has spent over three decades looking over his shoulder, going into hiding, and later making public appearances

But the threats to his life hadn’t stopped. Now, he is battling for his life in a US hospital.

On August 12, Rushdie was stabbed several times at a literary event in New York. He suffered severed nerves in an arm, damage to his liver and is also likely to lose an eye.

Salman Rushdie was born in Mumbai in June 1947. He studied at Cambridge in England, before he became a full-time writer

Rushdie shot to fame for his book Midnight’s Children. The magic-realism novel won him the Booker Prize in 1981.

In 1988, Rushdie published his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. Some Muslims considered the novel disrespectful of the Prophet Mohammed.

The novel sparked a fatwa, or a religious decree. The Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for Rushdie’s death

This led to violent protests in Tehran, Lebanon, England, Pakistan, and India. On February 24th, 1989, twelve people were killed in Mumbai when police fired at protesters

Some of his publishers and translators were also attacked and killed. Rushdie was forced to go underground, as a bounty was put on his head, which remains till today.

He was granted police protection by Britain and he spent nearly a decade in hiding. In 1998, Iran declared it would not support his assassination.

However, the fatwa failed to stifle Rushdie’s writing. He went on to write several internationally-acclaimed books.

Writers, activists, and public leaders have criticized the latest attack on Rushdie. The Iranian government, however, has denied any involvement in the assault.

Voiceover: Kanishkaa Balachandiran
Production: Kivleen Kaur Sahni

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21 The attack on Salman Rushdie, and on free speech

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14 aug. 2022

The attempted murder of the renowned author, long targeted by Islamic fundamentalists over his novel “The Satanic Verses,” is the latest sad chapter in the life of a quiet but dedicated hero of free expression. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

22 Salman Rushdie: The 60 Minutes Interview (1990)

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16 aug. 2022

In 1990, Mike Wallace spoke with “The Satanic Verses” author, who was marked for death by the Ayatollah Khomeini. The Ayatollah in 1989 declared Rushdie’s novel an affront to Islam.

23 Salman Rushdie fatwa: 30 years on – BBC Newsnight


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12 feb. 2019

It’s been 30 years since a fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie over his novel, The Satanic Verses.
How did that seismic event change perceptions of Islam and the debate around free speech?
His lawyer at the time, Geoffrey Robertson QC, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Dr Farzana Shaikh join Emily Maitlis.
Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

24 Salman Rushdie & ‘The Satanic Verses’ : Whose Freedom? Whose Speech? (1989) – The Fifth Estate

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9 mei 2017

From 1989 Eric Malling looks at the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’, which has aroused varied responses of outrage from Muslim groups around the world. Malling interviews Salman Rushdie who attempts an explanation at the abstract concepts he was trying to get across, which did not intend any offense to Islam or Muslims.
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25 What is so offensive about The Satanic Verses? | Why was Salman Rushdie targeted?

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13 aug. 2022


26 Author Salman Rushdie on a ventilator after being stabbed | DW News


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27 Full Salman Rushdie Live in Conversation at The Banff Centre

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6 okt. 2015

Sir Salman Rushdie is one of modern literature’s most celebrated authors. His new book is “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” only bolsters that reputation. He was at The Banff Centre in September 2015, and joined the CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel on stage for this Banff Centre Talk.

Listen to them discuss his new book, the fatwa that took over his life for a decade, and why he’s so fascinated by genies — with many laughs and poignant moments along the way.

Salman Rushdie visited The Banff Centre as a guest of Literary Arts.

If you prefer a podcast version of this Banff Centre Talk, you can find it at, on SoundCloud and iTunes.



Salman Rushdie – Writing under death threats | DW Documentary

15 aug. 2022

In 1988, Salman Rushdie’s novel “The Satanic Verses” was published. A year later, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a “fatwah,” or death sentence, against the British-Indian author. Now, Rushdie was critically injured after being attacked at a reading.

[This documentary was originally released in 2018]

For more than a decade, the author was a fugitive. He had to go into hiding, was under police protection, and had constantly changing identities and homes. The reason was the order to kill Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini that came after the publication of his novel, The Satanic Verses. Khomeini declared the work blasphemous, and Rushdie a heretic. At the time, Islamic fundamentalism and its violent and deadly consequences were not on the agenda yet. Rushdie lived in constant fear and survived 20 attempts on his life.

The film is a portrait of a man who uses calmness and humor as weapons of resistance. The portrait includes interviews with Rushdie and also features archive footage that show the violent reaction and mood after The Satanic Verses was published. They show how pop singer Cat Stevens called for Rushdie’s execution – which Cat Stevens would later deny. The film also draws attention to those who should have protected Rushdie, but abandoned him – from Jimmy Carter to Prince Charles. But there are examples of instant support too, like Isabelle Adjani, who read from The Satanic Verses at the César award ceremony. In New York, the author looks back on his life and his most famous novel, which has lost none of its importance. He speaks about his life, his childhood in Mumbai, Donald Trump and literature, of course.

28 India Today Conclave 2012 : Salman Rushdie Session

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23 feb. 2017

India Today Conclave is India’s biggest platform where business leaders, politicians, thinkers and icons from every field comes together to explore and exchange ideas in 15th edition of India Today Conclave at New Delhi.

29 India Today Conclave: Q&A With Salman Rushdie

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28 feb. 2017

India Today Conclave is India’s biggest platform where business leaders, politicians, thinkers and icons from every field comes together to explore and exchange ideas in its 15th edition at New Delhi, with an eclectic line up of world celebrities.

30 Caught Cheating With Sexy Girl Prank – Just For Laughs Gags

3 jan. 2012

For once it’s actually the “It’s not what it looks like” excuse is actually the truth. Innocent men looking for a new shirt get more than they bargained for when their wives and girlfriends notice some red lipstick on their neck. Things go from bad to worse when a sexy girl comes out of the change room with a satisfied look on her face