On the road….

for the next couple of days so expect light posting.  I will be reading what looks like a great book-  Heavy_Metal_Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam.   Here’s a good interview with the author.  Expect my review once I’m done reading.

Also,  check out this good review of  Gilles Kepel’s new book  by the Economist’s Max Rodenback.   Finally,  Jack Shenker has a good  piece in The Guardian analyzing the Sheikh of Al-Azhar’s controversial handshake with Shimon Peres.