Quran vs. Quran [incl. Khaleel Mohammed]
As an addendum to my last post, since most Muslims do not read, speak, or truly understand Quranic Arabic and so simply interpret or memorize what they are taught the Quran says, it is worth keeping in mind that English renditions of the Quran are not all the same; many are influenced by ideology. San Diego State University's Khaleel Mohammed surveys English translations of the Quran, here, and starkly illustrates how ideology permeates. If, as some news accounts suggest, the shooter handed out Qurans to his neighbors, it would be worth knowing which editions. Likewise, if the shooter studies a Quran, which version?
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