The Noble Qur’an and the Telegraph

We recently gave coverage to the controversy over Patrick Sookhdeo’s interview with the Telegraph, and his reported claim that a well-known translation of the Qur’an by Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley calls for “the killing of Jews and Christians, and … sets out a strategy for killing the infidels and for warfare against them”. The Telegraph eventually apologised to the Bewleys. (See here, here, here and here.)

However, the paper failed to print a letter by Ahmad Thomson or his review of the Bewleys’ translation that he asked to be published as a corrective to the Sookhdeo accusation. Ahmad kindly sent us a copy of the letter and review along with an introduction outlining the dispute between the Bewleys and the Telegraph. You can read it here.