The title of this post is self explanatory. Selective presentation and selective interpretation can both lead to chaos; something that came up in the seminar recurrently. It is indispensable that we observe things in context, especially when it comes to written texts and the Quran is no exception. In this piece, I have shown the perils of selective portrayal. In one slide, one may assume Islam to be a barbaric religion while the other proves for it to be nothing but good. Both are misinterpretations for they lack balance and operate with the agenda of portraying Islam at either extreme.

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