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Getting Drunk Was Considered a Sin in Medieval Christianity

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TIL that getting drunk was considered a sin in Medieval Christianity. Alcohol itself was considered permissible, but drinking to the point of inebriation was considered a subset of the deadly sin of gluttony.  The full reddit thread on r/askhistorians can be found below, although I’ll quote the relevant parts: Continue Reading

Jonathan Brown Does it Again

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Jonathan Brown has written an excellent article on the issue of suicide bombing in Islam and the popular American perception. Very valuable read. Check it out here, inshaAllah: Continue Reading

An Example of Alternative Media Influence

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In my article about Muslims in the media, I mentioned how a network of bloggers, Youtubers, and internet activists can change the cultural landscape and make minority ideas mainstream. Here’s a quote: Continue Reading

Why We Don’t Need More Muslims In “The Media”

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One of the ideas that’s constantly parroted on the mimbar is that we need more Muslims in the media. This notion is almost entirely false. Continue Reading