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Islamic Fundamentalism

The Waning of the Islamic Tide in the Middle East: Just Maybe

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

It now seems that the tide may be turning against Islamic fundamentalism in much of the Middle East outside of the Iranian Shiite sphere.

Flexing Saudi Muscles

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

For the most part, the Saudi monarchy, discrete and secretive, was willing to let their longtime ally, the United States, take the lead in pursuing a Middle East agenda with which the Saudis generally concurred. All of that has changed within the last year.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was Influenced By Mysterious Muslim Radical

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN, ERIC TUCKER and MATT APUZZO | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON — In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who ...

Fundamentalism Is Fundamentalism, Jihadi or Teahadi

Brian Ross | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Brian Ross

The rage and fear that is stoked is real, but it is only a by-product, not a popular groundswell of real thought or desire. The political rage and false populism of Middle East extremists and American fundamentalist groups are equally manufactured.

Anti-American Sentiments in 20 Countries: Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Farideh Farazmand | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Dr. Farideh Farazmand

Already under criticism by Republicans, President Obama will have to explain his policies in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria. He will also have to explain the lack of protection for U.S. consulate personnel in Benghazi.

What's the Most Islamic Approach to Islamophobia?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Melody Moezzi

We must ask ourselves, both as Muslims and as responsible global citizens: What is the most effective and responsible way to respond to an offensive film or cartoon or other form of expression that has gained popularity for one reason or another?

The Muhammad "Film" Protests and the Crimes of Fundamentalism

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

Can there be any objective lesson more clear on the irrational, destructive overreaction that fundamentalism breeds?

Timbuktu and the Politics of Fundamentalism

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As the American presidential campaign swings into high gear, recent events in the fabled city of Timbuktu remind us of the very real social and cultural costs of religious and political fundamentalism.

White House Split On Legal Grounds For Targeting Islamic Militants

The New York Times | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

The Obama administration’s legal team is split over how much latitude the United States has to kill Islamist militants in Yemen and Somalia, a quest...

The Sufi Foundation Of Libya's Revolution

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Libyan historical and spiritual heritage dominating the anti-Gaddafi campaign has drawn on precedents that could not be more distant from the radicalism of al Qaeda.

Are Fundamentalists Fundamentally Violent?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

How can we decide if a person is a fundamentalist? Does his creed or religion in its most fundamental source document, its holy book, teach a violent manifesto?

Confronting Corruption In The Muslim World

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Amid increasing calls to enforce a misunderstood concept of sharia by the clergy in Pakistan and other Muslim countries like Indonesia, reports such as Transparency International's should give those proponents pause.

Rep. King's Bigotry Is Fueling Fundamentalist Islam

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If Rep. King's hearings are to continue, which they should not, he should take an honest look at all forms of extremism -- not just that stemming from fundamentalist Islam.

A Gay Rights Angle on the Egyptian Revolution?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Franke

Mubarak was able to degrade civilian criminal court procedures and render them more like the national security courts by and through the prosecution of an unpopular minority: gay men.

Why the Real Threat Is Islamophobia, Not Islam

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Islamophobia is far more threatening than any Muslim could ever be, for it breeds ignorance and bigotry.

The Muslim Contribution And Solution To Islamophobia In America

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

The battle among Muslim progressives and Muslim fundamentalists is a family affair at heart. I've argued to progressive Muslims that the battle needs to be fought within families, beginning with simple candor on the part of progressives.

Glenn Beck or the Taliban: Is G-d Really On Our Side?

Michael Janofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Janofsky

G-d, Allah, Supreme Being, the Creator: these are all one and the same, right? Why would G-d be any nicer to Americans for revering him than to Taliban snipers for doing the same?

I Have a Dream ... for Muslims

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Illinois State Police Revoke First Muslim Chaplain

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Illinois State Police has revoked the appointment of the agency's first Muslim chaplain, citing only information revealed during a...

Egyptian Group Seeks to Ban One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the latest effort to censor texts considered to be "offensive to the public good", an Egyptian NGO is attempting to ban the popular book One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

The New Wannabe Jihadis

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Call them Chechen separatists or new world order gangstas, but don't call them jihadis. They're just wannabes who have adopted the glamorous guise of Muslim extremism.

"1001 Inventions": How Islamic Scientific History Can Combat Today's Extremists

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

"1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World," an exhibition on display at London's Science Museum, allows children to see the great deeds and creations of Muslims who dared to dream.

The Unseen And Unknowable Has No Place In Science

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Michael Johnson

For those of you who grew up being taught to believe in unseen and unknowable forces but are now feeling like you've been hoodwinked, don't be afraid to say so.

Big Think: Jim Wallis Discusses How To Address Religious Fundamentalism (VIDEO)

http://bigthink.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In an interview with Big Think, Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners, asserted that the antidote to religious fundamentalism is not secularism bu...

The Enemy Within: Republican Fundamentalism Confirmed

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

What do Islamic fundamentalists have in common with far-right Republicans? And what do your average, non-extremist Muslims have in common with the (slim) majority of the GOP who are not right wingers?