Faranaz Keshavjee: Myths about Islam

The specialist in Islamic studies, Faranaz Keshavjee, demystifies some social representations always loaded with prejudices and disinformation (Part I)

Faranaz Keshavjee: Myths about Islam
Here in Portugal, as in any part of Europe, or in another part of the world where Islam is not known or is not the dominant religion, talking about Muslims is tantamount to talking about terrorists, barbarians, Arabs, fundamentalists, misogynists, or exotics.

They are social representations always loaded with prejudices and misinformation, either because historiography projects these same distorted images, or because the media tends to hegemonize 1.8 billion Muslims throughout the world, despite the languages, customary traditions, interpretations of faith , Or other differences. Among some of these false representations we find the following:



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  1. Great article Faranaz! In your July 2008 Golden Jubilee interview of Mowlana Hazar Imam one quote of his really stands out for me and is very relevant to my blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam:

    “In Shia Islam, intellect is a key component of faith. Intellect allows us to understand the creation of God”(Aga Khan IV, July 23rd 2008, Lisbon, Portugal)


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