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Shi'ism

NATO/US Need to Be Doubly Wary of Saudis and Turks Adventurism in Syria

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Conventional wisdom in the United States holds that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are right to enter the chaos defining Syria's civil war.

The Crimes at Palmyra

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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.

A Model for Moderate Muslims

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Continuing terrorism by Islamist radicals in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S has led numerous commentators to argue for solutions that nearly always involve revision of the foundations of the religion, especially the Quran.

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

Ramadan Amid the New Middle East Crisis

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Peacemaking is among the good deeds incumbent on Muslims during the holy month of fasting and prayer. Distribution of charity and food, customary at Ramadan, is needed especially by people displaced by conflict. How, then, will Ramadan be celebrated in the countries worst affected by the latest Middle East crisis?

Morsi Plays the Sectarian Card

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Morsi must realize that he cannot have his cake and eat it too -- attempting to embrace Tehran on one hand and the West and rest of the Arab world on the other. He is trying to be all things to all people, which will not work.

Of Madness and Muslim Martyrdom: The Ideal Age of Indoctrination

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Suicide martyrdom operations have now become so commonplace that as a viewership we are badly inured to them. Its worth remembering that the ideology supporting fanatical attacks may begin long before adulthood.