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Iran: What a Difference a Few Months Make

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Iran is now facing serious challenges that strike at its economic and military weaknesses. In an Arab world that is less than 10-percent Shiite and distrusts non-Arabs, Persian Shiite Iran faces hostile Arab Sunni fundamentalist movements that are rising in the aftermath of the failures of the Arab Spring.

Africa's Islamic Extremist Problem Doesn't End With Boko Haram

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, al-Qaida became a household name. But today, other extremist Islamist groups, m...

The Real Dope on Osama Bin Laden's Porn Stash

Susie Bright | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Susie Bright

Send me into any dwelling in the world and I will emerge a few minutes later with objects of sexual fascination from the inhabitants' stash, be they books, drawings, movies, sketches.

Afghanistan: Should the Saudis Help Pay the Tab?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

King Abdullah and President Obama agree on the importance of preventing violent extremism. If the Saudis want that to happen in Afghanistan, they ought to help offset the cost of doing so.

"1001 Inventions": How Islamic Scientific History Can Combat Today's Extremists

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

"1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World," an exhibition on display at London's Science Museum, allows children to see the great deeds and creations of Muslims who dared to dream.

Stop This Vicious Slaughter! England Must Stop Waging War On The Nazis!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Meet The Old Dross - Same As The New Dross... This blog was filed on January 3rd 1944. There may have been a slight delay with the post appearing ...

How to Understand Kashmir and Survive the Jihadis: An Interview with Sir Salman Rushdie

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The Kasmhir of Salman's grandfather stands for him as an alternate Islam, a radically different way of being Muslim to the Khomeinist and Bin Ladenite head-choppers -- a religion of peace, not a religion of pieces.

My Response to Dorothy Rabinowitz and the WSJ

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gotham Chopra

As concerned citizens it's our responsibility to challenge our leaders to think of new ideas, learn from our past mistakes, and be very conscious of the world they are shaping for our children.

India-Pakistan Relations Stable

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

With the violence in Mumbai at an end, and the city beginning to return to normal, the question of response is moving to the front of the conversation.