Religion of Love?
Saturday, October 13, 2001
If we’ve learned anything from the nation’s leading newspapers, it’s that Islam is not what Osama Bin Laden says it is. The message for Americans is that Islam is a religion of love, and yet close readers are bound to get another message, that many Muslims in the Middle East can find some justification for violence in the faith. Bruce Lawrence is the head of the Religion Department at Duke University and the author of many books including “Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence.