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Hookahs and Hamams in Istanbul

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The people you meet here tend to treat you like a special celebrity guest. Especially in cities, the rush of daily life feels like Paris or New York. I remember rain turning the city's alleys into wild rivers.

The Hajj and the Apartheid Train: Where Is the Muslim Outrage?

Ziyad Motala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ziyad Motala

A pivotal theme in current Islamic political discourse is a demand for justice, a key tenet of the Quran. A popular complaint in Islamic political arg...

Minarets? No Thanks, We're Swiss

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hisham Wyne

Europe is creeping towards old habits of intolerance. Fascism has found a happy home in Europe before, and there are days when it appears contemporary Europe suffers nostalgia.

Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ahmed Rehab

To ban an architectural form that scares you is a thing of prehistoric naiveté.The shortsightedness of the anti-minaret campaign is fueled by more than fear. It is fueled by hate.

Cowbells and Minarets

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan Z. Shore

To say the Swiss are not trustworthy would be an understatement. But their massive vote against minarets is a different story.

Jason Linkins

John Oliver Confronts Swiss UN Ambassador On Neutrality During World War II (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On last night's "Daily Show", correspondent John Oliver followed up a segment on a recent vote in Switzerland to ban the building of minarets with an ...