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Islam and the West

Islamophobia Only a Short Chapter in the Muslim-West Story

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Muqtedar Khan

It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored.

The Forgotten Liberalism Within Islam

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 09.15.2011 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Today, in most minds, the words "liberalism" and "Islam" can come together only to form an oxymoron. However, this was not the case a century ago.

The Congressional Hearings That Are Really Needed

Jalal Alamgir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalal Alamgir

Rep. King's hearing shouldn't have focused on radicalization. Congress should investigate why American Muslims are in fact better integrated -- and less radical -- than those in other Western countries

Israel's Modern Exodus: Faith In Egyptian Democratization

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

The image of Egypt as the land of pagan falsehoods and slavery derived from the Biblical Story of Exodus is the theological root of Western and Israeli skepticism on Egyptian democratization.

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...

Muslim Seminary Ends Talks With Vatican Over Pope's Comments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world has suspended dialog...

Action And Interaction Needed In Muslim-Western Relations Advocate

Sara Reef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Reef

The vast majority of individuals in both Muslim-majority and Western countries surveyed in a recent poll believe greater interaction between them would be a benefit rather than a threat.

India's '9/11' Holds Grim Message for the U.S.

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

India's patience is wearing thin. After a decade of terrorist attacks, it still lacks a well defined target for revenge or a way of preventing them.

A Troubled World Awaits President Obama

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Obama's honeymoon will be brief. He faces the extraordinary challenge of dealing with a nation that has plunged into bankruptcy and exported financial crises around the globe.

Open Trade Within Closed Civil Society?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

A trade route may alleviate concerns for now; but it will take more than a reopened trade route to erase decades of continued manipulation by India and Pakistan over Kashmiri civil society.