Mark Durie

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Mark Durie
Anglican pastor, Melbourne, Australia

Mark Durie is an Australian scholar and vicar of St Mary's Anglican Church in Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.[1][2] Durie has published numerous articles and books on the Acehnese language of Aceh, Indonesia.

Durie holds a Ph.D. in linguistics[3] and was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.[4]

Durie has written, in relation to, the best-known chapter of the Quran the Al-Fatihah, to be genuine and effective, reconciliation between Muslims and those they refer to as 'People of the Book' (Jews and Christians), requires that Al-Fatihah and its meaning be discussed openly.[5]

Some of his writings are featured in the book The Myth of Islamic Tolerance, edited by Robert Spencer.


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  1. ^ "Police eye on radicals". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 January 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Threat or head in clouds?". Daily Telegraph. 30 January 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Mark Durie, "A grammar of Acehnese." PhD diss., Australian National University, 1984. The catalog record can be viewed here: Subsequently the dissertation was revised and published in book form: Durie, Mark. A Grammar of Acehnese on the Basis of a Dialect of North Aceh. Erhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, no. 112. Dordrecht, Holland ; Cinnaminson, NJ: Foris, 1985. See
  4. ^ "Durie, Mark, FAHA". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  5. ^ Durie, Mark (2 Dec 2009). "The greatest recitation of surat al-fatihah". Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Mark Durie (1 January 2015). "From Broken Hill to Martin Place: Individual Jihad Comes to Australia, 1915 to 2015". Retrieved 2 January 2015. 

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