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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pre-Ordering the Qur'an and its Biblical Reflexes - an update

Dear friends,

I received a few emails from people who had tried to pre-order The Qur'an and its Biblical Reflexes from Amazon.  Apparently Amazon no longer delivers to Australia.

You'll get a better deal from the Book Depository:

The Book Depository offers free delivery worldwide, and for a better price than Amazon.  I buy most of my books from them. You can choose the currency you want to pay in.


Mark Durie

PS For Australian buyers only, you can check out online prices available on any book via

Friday, July 6, 2018

An Update from Mark Durie

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Over the past ten or so years I have blogged around 150 times on issues to do with religion, mostly to do with Islam.  The challenge of Islamic resurgence continues all around, and will do so for many, many years to come.  The Islamic Awakening may be faltering in places, such as Iran or Syria, but its impact is deep and wide, all over the world, and it has a great deal of momentum, including in Western nations.

Over the past year or two I have been blogging less.  This is not because I lack things to write about. On the contrary.  The truth is, for years I have been working on a book on the Qur'an and its origins, and it has all come to a head and will soon be released. The book is called The Qur'an and its Biblical Reflexes: Investigations into the Genesis of a Religion.  It's listed on Amazon as to appear on October 15 2018.  I hope it will make a useful contribution, even if it is not wildly entertaining. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Calling for Violent Jihad in Australia

There is not a Bible, Jewish or Christian, containing such incendiary commentary as populates page after page of 'The Noble Qur’an', which for four years has preached to the faithful in Canberra Airport's prayer room. The ideology it promotes is violent jihad. It is a book to start a war.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Were the 'Dark Ages' Really Dark?

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Today just about anything and everything may be objected to as ‘sending us back to the Dark Ages’, including restrictions on subsidies for renewal energies, growth in faith schools, acts of terrorism, destruction of art works, the popularity of right-wing parties in Europe, the rise of superbugs, and denial of global warming. The Dark Ages have become proverbial.