Border, Leadership and Partner Change

Leaders in moderate Muslim countries have the difficult task of bringing their followers, as well as Muslims of less moderate countries, into a state of grace and understanding such that the desire to enter paradise will overcome the promises of those false leaders who offer martyrdom as the reward for certain political acts such as murder and mayhem in South Thailand, suicide in Pakistan, Iraq, or killing demonstrators in Libya. It would be nice to have a real Caliph once again, who could tell us which “jihad” was the true one, and however, we must now make do with what we have in our religion, and our own intelligence. Continue reading