Dear list    

It occurred to me that given current events many of the list might want to read a succinct authoritative discussion of Islam.

"Saudi Aramco World" published by Saudi Aramco offers "Islam:FAQs" by John L. Esposito as a convenient pull-out section in the September/October 2003 issue.  

BTW this magazine is free to all who want to request it and offers an excellent insight into the world of the Middle East.  I find It does so without using charged language.

Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM