Articles by James Arlandson - Categorized / Alphabetized

Why I write hard-hitting articles on Islam    Rules of dialogue

Top ten and Other Lists
Jesus and Muhammad: Fifteen Major Differences
Top Ten Reasons Why Islam is Not the Religion of Peace
Top Ten Reasons Why Sharia (Islamic law) is Bad for All Societies
Top Ten Rules in the Quran that Oppress and Insult Women
Why I Do Not Convert to Islam

Brief Explanations of Christian Doctrines and Biblical Texts
How Christ fulfills the Old Testament (Mt 5:17-20)
How Christians Benefit from the Old Testament
Promise and Fulfillment in the Bible (How It Differs from Abrogation in the Quran)
Jesus in Messianic Bible Prophecies
A Brief Explanation of the Trinity

Dialogues, Criticisms, Replies
Dialogue with a Saudi Muslim (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10)
Islam and Coexistence: What Dr. Habib Siddiqui Should Have Said at Vanderbilt
Undistinguished Nonsense From a Distinguished Professor (Cherif Bassiouni's Editorial Regarding the Islamic Apostasy Laws)

Jesus and Muhammad
The Death of Jesus and the Death of Muhammad
Does Islam Improve on Christianity?
The Freedom of Christ and the Law of Muhammad
How Jesus and Muhammad Confronted Satan
Insulting and threatening Jesus and Muhammad: Two Very Different Reactions
Jesus and Muhammad: Fifteen Major Differences
Jesus and Muhammad in Bible Prophecy
Jesus and Muhammad on Wealth
Jesus and Muhammad: Their Roles and Natures
Sinlessness and Jesus
The Sword of Jesus and the Sword of Muhammad
Were Jesus and Muhammad Sinless?

Islam in History
Islamic Crusades vs. Christian Crusades
Islam's belated militant and mystical claim on Jerusalem
Muhammad's Dead Poets Society
Timeline of the Islamic Crusades
Torture in the Quran and early Islam

Muhammad and the Jews
Muhammad and the Jews
Muhammad's Atrocity Against the Qurayza Jews
Did Allah Transform Jews Into Apes and Pigs?
God's Wars and Allah's Wars

Jihad and Terrorism
Ayatollah Khamenei in His Own Words
Ill Legal Jihad in the Quran and Early Islam: The truth about the rules of Islamic warfare
Islamic Martyrdom: The Economy of Death in the Quran (Suras 61:10-12, 4:74, 9:111)
Jihad : Quran 9:123 vs. Matthew 10:34
Muhammad's Atrocity Against the Qurayza Jews
Muhammad's peaceful non-assassinations of mockers
Seeds of Jihad - Part 1
Seeds of Jihad - Part 2
Terrorism at its Root
The True Source of Islamic Terrorism
The Ultimate Goal of Islam (Suras 61:9, 48:28, 9:33)

Islamic Law or Sharia
Crucifixion and mutilation? - Just say NO to Islamic law!
The Law of Retaliation in the Quran and Early Islam
Muhammad's Critics and Their Deaths: Why the West Must Protect Freedom of Speech
Muhammad, the Quran, and Prohibition: Islam's Punishments for Drinking and Gambling
Flogging and Stoning - Is There a Better Way?
Thieves, Give Muhammad a Hand!
Why Islam today shuts down freedom of religion: Apostasy in the Quran, Traditions, and Islamic Law

Analysis of the Quran
Apocryphal gospels in the Quran (Suras 3:37-49; 19:23-26, 29-31; 5:110)
Facts vs. revelations in the Quran (Suras 4:157; 37:102; 14:35; 2:127)
Saul and Gideon: Revelation or Error? (Sura 2:249)

Women and Marriage
Domestic violence in Islam
"Plowing fields" and marrying little girls in the Quran
Polygamy in the Quran
Slave-girls as sexual property in the Quran
A Strange Divorce and Remarriage Law in the Quran
The truth about Muslim-Christian marriages
Top Ten Rules in the Quran that Oppress and Insult Women
Women are inferior to men in the Quran

James M. Arlandson (PhD) teaches introductory philosophy and world religions at a college in southern California. He has published a book, Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity (Hendrickson, 1997).

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Copyright (c) by James Malcolm Arlandson and used by permission. Originally published at, and later slightly edited for Answering Islam.

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