Understanding the Other

The Standard (De Standaard) announces the beginning of a fifteen segment, three-week long series in its print and online editions exploring various aspects of Islam, including the Qur’an and shari’a law. Extensive excerpts of the Qur’an will be included in publications. The series will address taboos such as whether Islam is a religion of violence spread by the sword. The paper invites feedback from Muslim to respond to the misinterpretation of their faith by Dutch society. A relationship of misunderstanding between Muslims and the Dutch society, according to the Standard, must pass-this is the only path towards respect.