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August 1, 2017

Muslims revere Jesus too, but this Turkish author sees the Islamic Jesus in a new light

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Many people of the Christian faith would be surprised to learn that Jesus is mentioned dozens of times in the Quran. Ultimately, Muslims and Christians disagree on the nature of Jesus. But Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish writer and devout Muslim, says it’s time for a closer look at the story of Jesus as it appears in Islamic scripture. Produced by: Matthew Bell. Image credit: Ali Hashisho/Reuters.

Aired July 31, 2017

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Lacey E
It's not surprising that many Americans don't know many or any Muslims, yet they do make up a great number of citizens. It's the same with anyone who isn't like yourself. That's why there's so many misconceptions about Muslims, atheists, Jews, etc. Some people don't take the time to meet different folks. This video was REALLY interesting and I really enjoyed it. There's so many similarities in religions, so why are religious people so divided?
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Kendrick K
Agreed! We focus so much on what divides yet pay little attention to that which unifies. Even within Christianity, there are so many branches that stay separate each Sunday morning, yet all have the same ultimate message. Could Islam help Christians develop a deeper understanding of God?
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Leah R
I am also impressed with how PRI delivers interesting and informative stories in such a way that not only make me want to learn more, but that shows how similar we all are and that learning can create ways to learn from and respect each other for our differences. Thank you for sharing this.
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Thank you. Thank you for sharing this information. Impressed with the information that is given to inform and not belittle anyone.
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