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Muslim Extremism

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

An Abrahamic Call for Sunnis and Shi'ites to Stand Together

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

There is an issue of which all of us who would like to see peace in the Middle East are aware, but which is mostly going unmentioned today because of fear of reprisals. The issue is the state of war currently existing between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims.

Winning the Ideological Battle Against Terrorism

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Salam Al Marayati

Al-Qaeda made war rather than let Muslim communities survive, and mainstream Muslims must accept this challenge rather than let the union of God's religions break up and let extremists define Islam.

My Mother ... and Motherhood

T. Sher Singh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

In the context of our larger family: my father's family is a collection of alpha males ... and females! My mother's family is a collection of ... well, gentle souls who choose to live tranquil lives, far from the madding crowd!

Quality Is Very Important In Islam

Harun Yahya | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Our Prophet was a man of fine appearance and attribute, and he had an aesthetic appreciation for beauty. This is notably different from what we see in today's Muslim extremists.

Maldives Museum Reopens After Vandalism

AP | By KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The Maldives' national museum reopened Tuesday without some of its most valuable exhibits a week after a mob of suspected religi...

Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Michael Shaw | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw


As 9/11 Anniversary Approaches, a Call for Balance

Mark Potok | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The truth is that intelligence experts with far more integrity than Gingrich or others who have specialized in demonizing Muslims agree that homegrown jihadists now pose more of a direct threat to America than al Qaeda.

Muslim "Terrorists," White "Lone Wolves," and the Lessons of Oslo

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As the facts of Breivik's ideology slowly broke through, mainstream news showed momentary compunction. That emotion was quickly overtaken by a second and equally familiar theme in coverage of political violence: the often-deceptive "lone wolf" trope.

LA to Dublin and Beyond

Brian Center | Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The Summit Against Violent Extremism was a gathering of survivors of violence, former extremists and gang members, policy wonks and others interested in finding new ways to stop violence and give hope to youth.

A Moment Of Opportunity For Muslims

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

As an agnostic outsider, it's not for me to tell a billion plus Muslims just how to rekindle the progressive, rationalist tradition of Islam into a beacon of hope. But I can and must point out the need to do so.

The Dangers Of Religious Extremism

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Regardless of what religion we follow, we've all got our Osama bin Ladens, our Donald Rumsfelds and our Dov Liors. In the wrong hands, no religion is a religion of peace.

Time In U.S. Shaped Influential Muslim Brotherhood Member's Views Of West

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Is the jazz standard "Baby It's Cold Outside" a heart-warming ode to winter romance or the worst example...

Pakistanis Mourn A Once Religiously Tolerant, Relaxed Nation

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ISLAMABAD — A 60-year-old university administrator in the southern port city of Karachi is wistful as he recalls the more tolerant, freewheeling...

What We Can Learn from (Calm)Swedes

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

On Monday, Sweden was awash with candles. How do I know? I know, because 13 December is Sankta Lucia, the feast day of St Lucy, when pretty blonde gir...

Love And Healing For Muslim 20-Somethings: Anwar al-Awlaki's Moment

Theo Padnos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Theo Padnos

If Awlaki really wants to help the ummah, the global body of believers, as he says he does, there is a single change in mosque traditions on which he could insist.

Teaching Architecture in the Age of the Great "Mosque" Debate

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Deily-Swearingen

It is an interesting time to be an Instructor of Architectural History. For several years now, I have been teaching students about the movements of t...

Serious Setback for 'Child Soldier' in Obama's First War Crimes Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr was not lucky today. Judge Parrish concluded that despite the threats and abuse, Khadr's statements to interrogators were not tainted and could all be admitted at trial.

WaPo 'On Faith': Violent 'Muslims' Distort The Tradition

The Washington Post | John Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Religiously motivated violence adds the dimensions of divine authority, religious symbolism, and heavenly reward that enhance recruitment and a willin...

Preventing Muslim Extremism In Britain | Carla Power | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Carla Power LONDON, U.K. -- In the more than four years since July 7, 2005, when British-born suicide bombers targeted the London transport syst...

"Jihabees": Stopping Jihadist-Wannabees

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Most Muslim-American communities have now evolved and refuse to outsource blame and espouse victimhood.

A Question For Those Who Care

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Just as our silence discourages moderate Muslims, our furor encourages them to speak up. We may well find some allies among those of the thousand or so spectators to the stoning in Somalia who have already protested.