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US Muslim Relations

Torture and Us

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe there is a moral imperative to oppose torture unequivocally, to work hard to prevent it from happening and to heal the wounds of torture. This essential human moral imperative becomes an inescapable obligation if torture is committed and in your country's name.

U.S.-Muslim Relations: The Second Coming?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Despite division on what to do with the Arab Spring, one thing was for certain, the educated classes of young people felt this was their time to take the lead and push the envelope.

Arabs Not Responsible For 9/11, Say Majority In Muslim Nations

Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

A report released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Muslims in several Middle Eastern countries believe that the Sept. 11 at...

Bin Laden and the Arab Spring: A Turning Point in U.S.-Muslim World Relations?

John L. Esposito | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Despite political and cultural differences and perceptions of national interest, universal aspirations and principles do exist and form the basis for a new way forward.

Ahmadi Sect Struggles For Recognition, Respect From Other Muslims

Religion News Service | Nancy Haught | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nancy Haught Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Like many teenagers, Saira Ahmad questioned her religious faith--once she found out what i...

Compassion in Taliban Territory

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Akbar Ahmed

If you were a Swati and lived in that idyllic land and were suddenly forced to leave your home to seek shelter outside the district, and then saw the ...

Somalia: America Needs to Engage

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

Despite Somalia's problems, we should never despair or lose hope. The US needs to become much more involved at a local level and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to civilian causalities.

Islam, the Founding Fathers and the 4th of July

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frankie Martin

In a country where feelings against Islam are precarious, the outlook of the Founding Fathers, who openly embraced Muslims, could not be more significant.

Stanley McChrystal's Departure a Blow to US-Muslim Relations

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

McChrystal was succeeding by playing not by the traditional rules of the military, but the rules of Afghanistan, specifically the Pashtun tribesmen. These relationships, based on building trust, take time.

U.S. Cultural Exports Complicate Ties With Muslims

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) As Carrie Bradshaw might write in her "Sex and the City" column, when it comes to America's relations...

U.S. Public Diplomacy Still Ineffectual in Islamic World

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

At the U.S. Islamic World Forum here in Doha (organized by the Brookings Institution and the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs), it has been clear that the Obama magic has lost its pizzazz.

Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abukar Arman

We must build bona fide bridges of understanding to significantly reduce elements hindering the ability of the US and Muslim world to work together on critical issues of mutual importance.