Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, discusses his new book Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate: Ten Years of Observations on Islam, and he explains why the goals of the Islamic State are a return to the values of Muslim states prior to the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
THE RECENT announcement of an agreement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in supporting the rebels in Syria is an important development. Cliff Garner, who spent several years in Turkey teaching English as a second language, shares his insights into the political maneuvering of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
DID THE prophet Jeremiah foresee a nuclear disaster in Iran? Bill Salus, author of the new book Nuclear Showdown in Iran, discusses Jeremiah 49:34-39, a prophecy against the ancient nation of Elam, and why Bill believes it could foretell a nuclear disaster in Iran that scatters people in the area “to the four winds”.