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Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Guiding Jewish/Muslim Relations Through the Life of Maimonides, the 12th Century Jewish Scholar

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In searching outside the realm of his own cultural tradition for wisdom, Maimonides showed us how we can build on our commonalities through a process of mixing. His life is proof that people of various backgrounds can break down walls which divide us upon our differences.

It's Time for an Independent Kurdistan

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

It will not be easy, but the uncertainty and plasticity in the region today offers an opportunity to secure a Kurdish homeland and remedy the capricious map-making of the early 20th century.

Crusade vs. Jihad: Which Is Worse?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

Surely the Muslim conquests were just as brutal as the crusades? The short answer is, "No." But, let me explain:

The ADL Defames its Jewish Heritage

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

In light of its recent statements against the Cordoba House, the ADL appears to have moved from a knee-jerk defense of Israel to an aggressive stance attacking American Muslims even when there is no criticism of Israel involved.

Gaza, Nukes and Globalism

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

In today's crisis-facing global economy, bribes cause nuclear weapons and guided missile technology to get loose a lot faster than cries for holy war.

Anwar Al-Awlaki: The Jim Jones of Islam

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

Like Jim Jones, a personality cult has formed around Anwar al-Awlaki. There is a word for that kind of personality cult in Islam: idolatry.

The Mosque by Ground Zero: A Lesson from the Crusades

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

How we Americans choose to react to the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero will reveal who we are as a people. And the judgment of history will place us either in the company of villains like the Crusaders or noble heroes like Saladin.