The Tenth Parallel: Where Christianity and Islam Collide

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Award-winning investigative journalist Eliza Griswold talks about the tenth parallel—the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator—the geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. In The Tenth Parallel Griswold looks at Nigeria, the Sudan, Somalia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines—places where religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and where local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas.


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Isa Kocher from DeBruce NY

i am proud to be a muslim. the ultimate in sharia law is never harm anyone with your hand your tongue or your libido: IMHO, 99% of what they call sharia is decided by those in power for those in power. e.g. the whole of the suratul nisa spells out the sacredness of women's rights. but one half of one sentence of it is taken out and used to deny them all. men have no right to 4 wives. they have the right to take care of 4 poor orphaned women who have no one else. it's about the taking care of the oppressed but used to oppress. 99% of today's sharia is rationalizing the denyial of the rights god gives the poor. the quran gives the rich no rights. today's sharia gives no rights to the poor.

Nov. 24 2011 12:45 PM

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