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Peter Townsend
Peter Townsend on Islam, Politics and Culture
Created 11 Sep 2021
  • Questioning Islam - Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion
    26 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Many questions are currently being asked about the place of Islam in the modern world. Among these questions the most important one of all sometimes gets lost: Is Islam true? With his new book author ...
  • Victimhood as 'Currency'
    23 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The recent events surrounding Jussie Smollett (and his ham-fisted attempts to garner some cash and sympathy by claiming to have been attacked by homophobic Trump supporters) is a neat little window in...
  • How the 'Oldest Qur'an' Challenges Islam
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    In 2015, it was breathlessly announced by the media that the oldest copy yet of the Qur’an had been discovered in Birmingham, England. Media reports assured readers that the text could have belonged t...
  • 'The Peter Townsend Trilogy' - Please Add a Review
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    I have a small favour to ask of those who read ‘Islam Under the Lens’ (or the books that it is composed of). Could you please head to your local Amazon site to post an honest review? This will help im...
  • The 'Prophet' on the 'Deficiency' of Women
    20 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Muslim apologists often proudly claim that Islam liberated women from the terrible conditions they lived in before the coming of Muhammad. Yet, it is probably fair to ask what exactly this ‘liberation...
  • On Islam and Hate Speech
    19 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    One of the principal tactics of those who would stifle free speech is to characterize all speech they disagree with as ‘Hate Speech’. The obvious problem with this form of censorship is that those who...
  • The 'Seven Sleepers of Ephesus' and the Qur'an
    18 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    One of the most beloved figures of early American literature was that of Rip van Winkle who went to sleep before the American revolution and woke up 20 years later to an entirely changed country. Our ...
  • The Peter Townsend Trilogy
    17 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    It’s here! The ‘Peter Townsend Trilogy’ brings together three works that examines Islam from three distinct angles. They are: • Questioning Islam: Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim R...
  • 'Islamophobia' - A 21st Century Parable
    16 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    As he closes the trunk of his car Rudolph’s eyes linger for a moment on his large COEXIST bumper sticker. A half-smile crosses his face as he reminds himself that he is truly a citizen of the world. N...
  • The Curious Case of the Missing Caliphs
    15 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    In my book ‘The Mecca Mystery’, I point out that Muhammad is entirely absent from the primary historical record. What is even more surprising is that the same can be said for his first four successors...
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