First hour: John Morrow discusses Cambridge Scholars’ new publication Islam and the People of the Book, which he edited and to which I contributed. In this conversation John and I discuss the relatively few issues that divide Christians from Muslims, and the much larger number of issues that unite us. We also discuss other topical issues including the emails to Portland’s KBOO radio headlined “Stop Kevin Barrett from polluting the airwaves with anti-semitism” that led to the cancellation of a scheduled show today.
Dr. John Morrow is the author of the timely new The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World – and an activist with The Covenants Initiative, a project to unite Muslims behind the covenants of the Prophet Muhammad (saas) – which obligate Muslims to protect and defend Christians. Dr. Morrow is an outspoken critic of the sectarian violence that has been increasing in the Middle East; like Shaykh Imran Hosein he is an Islamic scholar with an unusually perceptive take on world affairs.
John Andrew Morrow completed his Honors BA, MA, and PhD at the University of Toronto, as well as post-doctoral studies in Arabic in Morocco and at the University of Utah’s Middle East Center. Besides his academic training, he has also completed the full cycle of traditional Islamic seminary studies. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at numerous colleges and universities, and has authored and edited many books, including the Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine (McFarland, 2011), Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), and Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism (McFarland, 2013).
Second hour: My Veterans Today colleague Mike Harris joins us to discuss VT-TV, representing “decisive action to counteract USG driven Internet censorship and spying.” As Preston James writes:
“If you are interested in joining as a content contributor, or you have a website you need to have protected, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and please register as a subscriber at www.veteranstodaytv.com.
“Go to http://www.veteranstodaytv.com to register as a $1.99/month Basic member, or as a $4.99 month Author-posting member.”