Wednesday, April 26, 2006

An ancient verse needing a new name

With nuclear weapons soon to be ubiquitous in Dar al-Islam (and then, regrettably, in Dar al-Harb), it seems likely that Qur'an 9:5 will have to be renamed from "The Verse of the Sword" to something like "The Verse of the Nuclear Warhead."

Who says Islam is hostile to modernity?