Author: Jon MC

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What is “Real Islam”?

In 2014 the BBC ran a report on a thirteen year-old Syrian boy (see here, it was also on the BBC1 news, news channel and BBC Radio 4) who called...

Tropes about Islam

Jon MC Trope: “A significant or recurrent theme; a motif.” (OED). “A common or overused theme or device.” (Mirriam-Webster). In the west there are a number of such tropes about...

Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam

In the immediate aftermath of the ISIS-claimed massacre of civilians in Tunisia David Cameron, the U.K.’s Prime-minister has once again assured the British public and non-Muslims worldwide that the attack...

‘Hypocrites’ According to the Koran

Preface The Koran has a lot to say about “hypocrites”. Muhammad and Allah are very troubled by both their existence and their activities. However the Koran is rather less forthcoming about...

Orthodox and Radical Islam

Jon MC. Before I go any further, I must define the terms used in the title above: Orthodox: following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs...

The Doctrine of Sitr

Jon MC  The word “Sitr” itself is related to the Arabic word for a curtain or a veil, and carries the meaning of drawing a blind over something that is...

Words of peace in the Koran

Jon MC We are continuously assured that “Islam is (the) religion of peace” by many people, both Muslim and non-Muslim. In particular, this happens every time there is some atrocity...

Aslim Taslam

Jon MC This is the transliteration into Roman characters of the arabic أسلم تسلم‎ which literally means “submit to Islam”. In several of Mohammed’s purported letters it is coupled in...

The Pact of Umar

Jon MC This is another of my previously published articles (2011). Again I have taken the opportunity to up-date it (Mar.2013). The Status of Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule. From the...

Jihad – the four forms and the West

Jon MC This article was originally published several years ago. Following a request for it’s re-publication I have taken the opportunity to update it and correct a few minor errors....

Attitudes of the Imams and leaders, part X

On Islamic Supremacy 2013, 17th Jan. Abstracted “Aina”. Egypt. The report details how mosques called on their congregations to attack and destroy a fully authorisedCoptic social-centre, which consisted of “a...

Bribery in Islam

There is also the fact that Allah, in the Koran, supports the use of bribery (K.9:60) rather than denouncing it as immoral…