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Reviewing “The Life of Muhammad,” biblical engagement, sparks fly over “I’ll Fly Away”
Today’s news and a review of PBS’s three-hour documentary on the founder of Islam, The Life of Muhammad, propagandistic fare that sidesteps critical questions, plus: a new generation of Christians and Bible engagement, a court battle over “I’ll Fly Away,” and more.
Tuesday morning news
Egypt developments: Former President Mubarak ordered released by Egyptian court. Ex-religious freedom commissioner calls on the White House to weigh in on the side of Christians persecuted by Islamist mobs.
Media: Pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera America debuts on U.S. cable systems.
Business/economy: Poor state unemployment figures suggest a tepid jobs market cooling further; Wall Street follows up the worst week of the year with another down day.
Reviewing PBS’s “The Life of Muhammad”
Three-hour documentary on Islam’s founder debuts tonight on public television. TW&E’s film and television critic Megan Basham calls it a propagandistic piece that sidesteps the most difficult challenges to the religion at the core of most of the world’s political and military turmoil.
A new generation of Christians and Bible engagement
The first of two-part series — from WORLD News Group’s Christina Darnell — about the lack of “Bible engagement” in America. And what happens when Christians don’t spend time with the Scriptures.
“A few more weary days”
Last week the U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio ordered more hearings in the matter of just who owns the rights and royalties to the American classic “I’ll Fly Away.”