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Queen Rania: Have You Heard About The Arab World's 'Startup Spring'?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Everyone has heard about the Arab Spring, the wave of popular revolts that swept through countries like Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in 2011, but did you ...

Kathleen Miles

Queen Rania: Let's Drop The First ‘I' In ISIS. There's Nothing Islamic About Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

LONDON -- Queen Rania of Jordan said Thursday evening that there is nothing Islamic about the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. She was spea...

The Hubris of the Islamic Label

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Labels such as, Islamic Republic, Islamic Finance, or Islamic State, are an exercise in hubris arrogantly suggesting that whatever takes place under such banners is sanctioned by Islam.

Madness of Paying Ransoms; Christmas Cards and Skulls

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

Of course, these stories of Americans and other Westerners who go to the Mideast for humanitarian, journalistic and other reasons and then are kidnapped by the likes of IS are horrific. But for the U.S. to pay ransom to get them back will create many more such cases.

Misconceptions of Political Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

As soon as the Tunisian elections results were announced with Nidaa Tounes overtaking Ennahdha party, celebrations of the "Islamists'" defeat at the hands of the "secularists" got underway across the media in France and many other western capitals.

As America Fights Terror, it Loses More Than it Gains

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.

Stumbling Toward a Just Peace

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Without question, the complexities we face now are even more difficult to navigate from what those seeking peace during the Cold War encountered. Can "Just Peace" be a model for addressing the messy conflict in Syria and Iraq, which involves the terrorist group ISIS?

Holy War and the Threat of Genocide

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

When ISIS warns Christians "there is nothing to give them but the sword," we need to take their threat seriously. Over 35,000 Christians have fled Mosul to escape their murderous intent.

A Way Forward for the Muslim World

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Sunil Sharan

The difference between Protestantism and Catholicism is not much, at least to an outside observer, just as the gap between Shia and Sunni Islam does not appear that wide. But to many within, the gulfs are wide and unbridgeable, oftentimes enough to spark internecine wars.

Biden Was Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It may not have solved everything, but dividing Iraq up at least had the best chance for success. It might have allowed what is happening now to have happened in a more organized fashion, with a lot less violence and death. Or, to put it another way, Joe Biden was right.

Searching for Common Ground: Are Muslim Terrorists Islamic or Islamist?

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Terrorism rightly breeds anger, grief, fear and anxiety, emotions that don't make for effective communication in any situation, much less across cultures. This is why it's important to collectively work harder to be compassionate with each other and to speak in ways that don't deepen divides.

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Jordanian Diplomacy and Public Protests Produces Results in Protecting Al Aqsa

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If properly invested, this modest Jordanian success can be built on to stitch together an understanding that can lower the political and religious temperature in Jerusalem and possibly help improve the atmosphere towards a more comprehensive peace agreement.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

God Help the Orphans

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering two bills that would allow religious-based adoption organizations to discriminate based on religi...

The Evolving Landscape in Syria and Implications for Greater Kurdistan

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ease with which violence in Iraq and Syria has negatively impacted surrounding countries underscores the declining significance of borders throughout the Levant.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

Cairo's Khayamiya Not Yet History, But For How Long?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.25.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

I recently found out Amm (Uncle) Salah, Cairo's famous tentmaker artisan, died some years ago, and that his daughter Mona carried on the tradition pri...

Islam Encourages Scientific Progress

Harun Yahya | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Science is an important reality that enables us to know the universe we inhabit, the Earth and our own bodies and to be able to appreciate all the beauties around us. For a sincere Muslim, science is a blessing that God has bestowed on mankind.

Will Arabs and Muslims Visit Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The plight of the people and the importance of the city should not be felt only by the Palestinians. Muslims, Christians and people of all faiths should heed the call and support the embattled city and its Palestinian population.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.