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A murderous blame game

Zac Alstin | 23 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Charlie Hebdo, Islam
Did the provocative cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo "bring it upon themselves"?


The Middle East’s vanishing Christians

Michael Cook | 22 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, Middle East Christians, persecution of Christians
But some of the region's bishops urge Christians to work with Muslims for free and tolerant society.


Lessons from Paris

James Schall SJ | 15 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Charlie Hebdo, Islam, terrorism
Muslims should use this crisis to prove that being human and being religious are compatible.


Paris attack underscores a deeper malaise

George Friedman | 08 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Charlie Hebdo, France, Islam, Islamic extremism
Ultimately, this is an intra-Muslim struggle for control wrapped in a debate over what it means to be a Muslim.


Islamic State promoting “sexual jihad”

Chiara Pellegrino | 18 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, women in Islam
ISIS is recruiting women as temporary brides, a practice which revolts even many Muslim preachers.


Sydney siege shows the rise of a new extremism

Ali Mamouri | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Islam, Islamic extremism, Islamic State
Muslims must not be blamed for the atrocities of a group of criminals and psychopaths.


How have Syrian rebels become so radical?

Nader Hashemi | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East, radical Islam, Syria
An expert on Syria says that young people are attracted by a simplistic and delusional ideology.


Muslim leaders face a dilemma

James Schall SJ | 02 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, Pope Francis
Can Muslim leaders condemn the terrorism of ISIS without endangering their own lives and the integrity of the Qur’an?


Men of blood and iron

Michael Cook | 21 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, ISIS, Islam, Teutonic Knights
700 years ago a Christian counterpart to ISIS emerged in Europe.


Canadian rampage is tip of iceberg

Michael Coren | 24 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East Christians, persecution of Christians
Middle East Christians are being slaughtered by radical Islamists, says a Canadian journalist.


The castle of backwardness

Ibrahim al-Buleihi | 30 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, rationalism
A Saudi scholar laments his culture’s aversion to rational discourse.


How does sharia law fit into Western law?

Christopher van der Krogt | 30 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, sharia
Most Muslims obey both the law of the land and the sharia, since obedience to legitimate authority is a sharia requirement.


It’s time to take the Islamic State seriously

James Schall SJ | 17 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: caliphate, Islam, Islamic State, Qur'an
It believes that terror is a legitimate way to achieve world peace.


Leading young men astray

Babikir Faysal Babikir | 15 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: fundamentalism, Islam
The arguments of Islamic fundamentalists are full of contradictions, muddled thinking and manipulation.


The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and brutal

Norman Housley | 09 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Islam, Islamic State, Middle Ages
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.


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