Did you hear the latest from the jihad front? Al-Qaeda is publishing a new women’s magazine called Al-Shamikha (Majestic Woman). It’s a radical mix of interviews with proud widows of suicide bombers and timely tips on how to care for your skin in the sun. It gives ways to get a mujahideen husband as well as how to wage techno-terrorism. Offering something for every woman on your gift list I guess.
I realize most Muslims do not have suicide vests hanging in their closets and that many are chagrined at being lumped together with the likes of bin Laden and Pakistan’s Qari Saifullah Akhtar. But many take pride in the thoroughness of their faith. Who can argue? Islam regulates every aspect of life from prayers to diet to marriage to courts to child-rearing.
On the University of Michigan campus in 2009, a Muslim student asked apologist Ravi Zacharias to explain Christianity’s rather weak code of life compared to the comprehensive codes of Islam and Judaism.