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Rather Reading Reviews (on Decision Points)

Well, I’m glad that I resisted (yet). True, reading Decision Points by George W. Bush might have been a revelation on how the former number one world politician did and still does lie. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder had already rebutted … Continue reading

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Not Everybody’s Darling

Tilman Nagel. Allahs Liebling – Ursprung und Erscheinungsformen des Mohammedglaubens. Oldenbourg, Munich 2008, 430 pages The original sources for the detailed descriptions of legends and fairy tales which circulate among both ordinary people in the Islamic world and, for example, … Continue reading

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Intercultural Competence

Random House has cancelled the scheduled publication of a novel about the life of Aisha, the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Sherry Jones. The prologue of the apparently childish book, “The Jewel of Medina”, which is intended … Continue reading

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