We need to stand with those in Sudan, and across the world, who will not accept this restricting of personal freedoms. We must champion freedom of belief and press for countries to allow people to choose a religion, or choose none.
In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.
It's a mother's nightmare. Forcibly separated from her husband and currently caring for her two tiny children in a Sudanese prison, Meriam Ibrahim awaits 100 lashes and death by hanging. Here are five actions that anyone can take right now to help work for the release of Meriam Ibrahim.
In recent years, unchecked popular hostility towards Africans and ramped up efforts by the Israeli government to drive them all out have also taken their toll on those Israelis who have found love and started families with African asylum-seekers.
Last week, a woman gave birth while chained to a prison wall in Sudan. But as soon as baby Maya is weaned, her mother will hang for the crime of "apostasy." But President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are silent.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...
Is it too much to grasp that while the skyscrapers of Nairobi, Lagos and Luanda sparkle on the horizon like Oz, there is a different reality at the end of the dirt track, in the grindingly poor rural Africa that Western reporters in Land Cruisers only see when a war or famine is making headlines?
As the president of Jewish World Watch, I encounter one question, again and again. This question can creep up slowly in conversation. Others convey the sentiment more bluntly.
The world is marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide with events, statements and speeches. But I have a better idea. Let's act.
I learned how to use weapons before I could read and write. It was not my decision, it happened simply because, during the civil war, there were no schools, so that AK-47s in our hands replaced our pens and books.
Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?
These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.
Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees. This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.
A recent essay in The Economist examines what's gone wrong with democracy. The last quarter of the twentieth century was a heyday for democracy as n...
At the international level, if those who promote and organize atrocities on both side of a conflict are not subject to accountability, the message of impunity to the citizens of that country undermines the establishment of a peaceful and well-functioning society.