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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “Full Circle”

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Chapter 9 Full Circle”The man had tried to have me killed!” Though our clandestine night flight to Libya was one of the strangest, most dramatic and most humbling experiences of those years, it was not the height of my struggle with Jesus’ actual teachings and the extent to which I was willing and able to […]

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9/11 & The Challenge Of Jesus

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Bridges Board Member, Safi Kaskas – co-translator of the Qur’an with references to the BibleAs an American Muslim, I felt the tension experienced by all Americans after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet all Muslims were and still are suspects. The media put Muslims on the defense, and we are still trying to prove our innocence. […]

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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “My Apology”

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Chapter 8 Terror Victims Find Justice During the Reagan years, Colonel Qaddafi was the ultimate bad actor on the global scene. To the West of the 1980s and early 1990s, he was Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden wrapped into a single package.In December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was downed over Lockerbie, Scotland. Its […]

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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “The Path of Ananias”

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Chapter 7 “The Path of Ananias”“…the most cold-hearted person in the world” Upon our arrival at our hotel in Islamabad, we were scheduled to meet with a group of Christian Pakistani women whose husbands had been imprisoned under sharia (Islamic law) on frivolous or trumped-up charges. Because it was next to impossible for women in […]

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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “To Love Thine Enemies”

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Chapter 6 “To Love Thine Enemies”“Why the hell would you go to northern Sudan, Congressman?” “Why don’t you come to Sudan and meet President al-Bashir?”I have to admit, I paused before replying. Making such a trip would be quite a radical move. To say Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir was not a popular man in the […]

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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “Miracle In The Sahara”

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Chapter 5 “Miracle In The Sahara”“It is a miracle,” he said, and I had to agree. “What happened next seemed almost like a dream. We sat together and talked about the Qur’an and the Bible, about the teachings of Jesus/Isa and the real spirit of “submission” and “surrender” that was meant by the words later […]

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A Deadly Misunderstanding: “The Other Holy Book”

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Chapter 4 “The Other Holy Book”“And Jesus. Boy, did it talk about Jesus.”  The more suras and ayat I read, the more amazed I became. The text talked about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Abraham, Mount Sinai, Noah, Solomon and Sheba, Moses, heaven, Satan, hell, angels, end times, Judgment Day, sin, forgiveness, Zechariah, John […]

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