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ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Bridging the Divides: Muslims in Europe

Raza Rumi | Posted 09.10.2015 | Religion
Raza Rumi

Amid the cacophony of Islamphobic and extremist discourses, the film Journey into Europe presents insights on cementing understanding between Islam and the West. Never has the need for a redefined and updated definition of coexistence been so urgent.