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Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

How an Imam Helped an Atheist on His Way to Christianity

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

When Samir Selmanovic's family learned that he had converted to Christianity, they hired a psychotherapist. Selmanovic was a young soldier in the Yugo...

Imams Sing French National Anthem At Bataclan

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion

A group of imams gathered at a makeshift memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Sunday morning to pray and sing the French national an...

South Africa Allows Imams To Legally Officiate Weddings For The First Time

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

South Africa on Wednesday accredited over 100 imams as marriage officers, allowing the Muslim clerics to officiate at fully recognized weddings for th...

Religious Freedom

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Violent Rhetoric Of Saudi Arabia's Imams

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sabria Jawhar

As American politicians debate whether violent rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a similar debate is underway in Saudi Arabia.

Saudis Try to Put an End to Crazy Fatwas

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sabria Jawhar

Nearly a year after Saudi King Abdullah warned religious scholars that issuing careless fatwas gives extremists credibility, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has finally said enough is enough.