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