This weekend, the Spanish Medievalist, myself, and the rest of the intrepid faculty of World Cultures II, a class in the BIC at Baylor, took our students to Dallas to visit the Dallas Museum of Art and the Islamic Association of North Texas. For 99% of the students, this was their first visit to a mosque. The community at IANT has always been kind and generous to us and this year was even better. After observing the 4pm prayer and a short Q&A, we were treated to snacks and drinks.
|Jesus Minaret at the Great of |
Mosque in Damascus. It is said that this
Minaret marks the location of the
second coming of Jesus.
For an excellent, lively discussion of whether Islam is a religion of peace, check out the Intelligence Squared US debate. (http://intelligencesquaredus.org/index.php/past-debates/islam/)