Islam’s Violent History With the West

June 21, 2019

Sometimes the answer to a difficult question is obvious. In this case, the question that has befuddled Western politicians and military minds is this: Why do violent jihadists seem to hate us?

Mahdi, Middle East, and Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2018

What people believe really does guide what they do, especially in the Islamic world. Dr. Timothy Furnish, an expert on Muslim eschatology, explains the differences between Sunnis and Shias and why their views on the end times make Sunni Muslims the bigger threat. Then Dr. Judd Burton explains why Christians can celebrate Christmas without guilt.

First shot of the Apocalypse?

October 9, 2016

IS THE coming battle for the village of Dabiq, Syria the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy or the beginning of the end for the Islamic State? Dr. Timothy Furnish offers a primer on Sunni eschatology and insight into what may follow.

Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate

January 29, 2016

Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, discusses his new book Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate, and explains why the goals of the Islamic State aren’t a new thing, but a return to time-honored Muslim values.

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