Omid Safi is a Professor of Islamic Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. An award-winning teacher and speaker, his most recent book, "Memories of Muhammad," looks at the biography and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.
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I don’t want to know about the religious faith these Presidential candidates profess—or do not. I want to know how that faith (or lack thereof) leads them to treat all of God's children.
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Columbus sold nine year girls into sexual slavery. Our histories—all of our histories—are tainted, combinations of extraordinary accomplishment with unfathomable cruelty. If there is a way of restoring a sense of honor to Columbus Day, this repentant approach with eyes-wide-open would seem to be a necessary start.
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