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What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Top Saudi Cleric Says Iran Leaders Not Muslims As Hajj Row Mounts

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.07.2016 | World

MECCA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s top religious authority said Iran’s leaders were not Muslims, drawing a rebuke from Tehran in an unusuall...

Solidarity and No Fear - The Only Response to Terrorism

Sasha Toperich | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Sasha Toperich

Co-authored by Aylin Ünver Noi, Non-Resident Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Fran...

Giving In To Islamophobia Means Giving In To ISIS

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not.

UN: Bombing Near Saudi Holy Mosque An Attack On Islam

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

The U.N. human rights chief on Tuesday called a suicide bombing outside the Prophet Mohammad's Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina an attack on Islam i...

How Prophet Muhammad Embraced the Otherness of Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

The visit of the Christians of Narjan to the city of Medina in 631 CE is perhaps the most important noted interfaith interaction between Christians and Prophet Muhammad.

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's Evolving Alliance

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

As Middle Eastern conflicts raise tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan will find it increasingly challenging to navigate through the turmoil while maintaining a meaningful balance in its relationships with Riyadh and Tehran.

When Jewish and Islamic Holy Days Coincide

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

This year includes an alignment at mid-September of the main holy days in the Jewish and Islamic calendars. At sundown on September 13, Jews observed the first of their High Holy Days, and their recognized commencement of the new year, Rosh Hashanah.

The Crimes at Palmyra

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.03.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The world, and especially moderate, traditional, spiritual, conventional and even conservative -- but few radical -- Muslims have watched in dismay as the spurious "Islamic State" (ISIS) has undertaken the systematic destruction of the pre-Islamic monuments at Palmyra in Syria.

Polaris of Minnesota Introduces Innovative Vehicle

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.04.2016 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

A joint venture between Polaris Industries based in Medina, Minnesota and India's Eicher Motors has designed a purpose-built vehicle that has a three-fold function: a family car, a pickup van, and a power generator!

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

How the U.S. Can Actually Help the Middle East

Alexis Crow | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Alexis Crow

The real war, however, is not against ISIS, as Washington would have it, or al-Qaeda.

The Great Moroccan Debate: Marrakech or Fez?

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Nicole Leigh West

In a sentence, if they were both cakes made with culture instead of flour, Marrakech's other main ingredients are fun, color and exuberance, while Fes is flavored with history, mystery and its own serious brand of medieval mayhem.

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Mecca On Alert As Hajj Begins

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion

Each year, as the crowds of millions of Muslims who come to Mecca for the hajj continue to grow, Saudi Arabian authorities have stepped up safety and ...

Meccamorphing - the holy city of Mecca is facing radical makeover

Ziyah Gafic | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Ziyah Gafic

For over a decade, the holy city of Mecca has been going through rapid and radical makeover. The majority of Mecca's ancient-to-millennial architectur...

A King's Warning and a Reminder

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Bernard B. Kerik

As Americans watch the events of James Foley's beheading, the growth of the ISIS army, and the implosion of the Middle-East and Arab Region unfold before their eyes on their television screen or computer, the importance or urgency of fighting this war is diminished by distance.

Morocco's Majestic Coastal Road

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

As the gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco provides a rich and cultural backdrop. Along the coast you will see an African ambiance, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean sensibilities, a European aesthetic and that definitive French flair.

Hajj Blog: Goodbye Medina, On To Mecca

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

Being in Medina is like the prelude to a musical, hinting at themes that may rise during the hajj itself.

Landing in the Kingdom

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

This is my third venture to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina that lie in the western realm of today's Saudi kingdom to make a film on the Hajj pilgrimage. It's a privilege and a mountain of effort to do this work.

'You Must Visit Jerusalem'

Wardah Khalid | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

Funny how in life we are united with individuals who touch our hearts in unimaginable and meaningful ways. Our meeting was especially timely for me, since just earlier that day I was debating whether or not to venture to the Holy Land.

A Message To Medina, The Beginning Of Giving Back

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

This message to the Messenger is from Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Canada in the hope that we might come to know him more intimately, peace be upon him, and understand better the pain generated by incorrect understandings about him that manifest as crude films or violent protests.

Umrah: A Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

There is not a city that I have visited in the entire world that is more tranquil than Medina. And there is not a city that I have visited that hosts a more diverse gathering of people than in Mecca.

Hajj: What It Has Become And What It Should Be Again

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Millions of Muslims are satisfied to celebrate at home, while waiting for Mecca, Medina and Hajj to be freed from the grip of the Wahhabis and to regain their past splendor -- a spiritual, not commercial, illumination.

Working With China to Build Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A recent Transport Politic article notes that not only is China willing and able to contribute its national funds to foreign projects, but also that it intends to structure its investments as an alternative to the World Bank.

Ohio GOP To Rep. Betty Sutton: Vote Her Out Of The House 'Put Her Back In The Kitchen'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP operatives in Medina County, Ohio recently sent around the Spring 2010 edition (.pdf link) of their newsletter which encouraged their constituents...