With tensions high between the Western and Islamic worlds, Dubai's leaders are funding mosque tours for Western visitors that aim to clear up misconceptions about Islam, especially that the religion condones violence. The tours have become hugely popular and have grown from irregular gatherings of a dozen people to five-times-weekly tours of a hundred or more. (AP via Forbes)


  1. Islam is peaceful
    We need more stories like this. There simply aren’t any credible sources within Islam who support suicide bombing. Every Muslim that I’ve ever spoken to says that it is un-Islamic, including people who would probably get described as fundamentalists. The problem is that the extremists always get airtime because the media think it makes a better story – the voice of the peaceful majority doesn’t get heard.

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