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Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

Michael Cook | 23 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: existential threat, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State
Now, no. Later, possibly.

Is Islam incompatible with modernity?

Asma Afsaruddin | 18 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, modernity, Qur'an
Many leading Muslim thinkers are returning to Islam’s earliest texts to promote reform

An “act of war”

James Schall SJ | 17 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islam, Paris Attacks 2015, terrorism
Without an intellectual response to the challenge of ISIS, it will not be defeated.

Fearsome threats

Michael Cook | 16 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, France, ISIS, Islam, terrorism
France must resist the temptation to sink to the level of its ISIS foes.

Submission: A Novel

Ronnie Smith | 05 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, France, Islam
Michel Houellebecq imagines how an apathetic France becomes a Muslim state.

Ben Carson wants young Muslims to think small

Mathew Otieno | 30 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Islam
The Republican candidate is wrong to think that a Muslim should not be President.

Death by fire

Yasmin Al-Khatib | 09 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Egypt, ISIS, Islam
An Egyptian writer contends that the terrifying punishments used by ISIS come from the early years of Islam.

Fighting sectarianism in Islam

Sayeeda Warsi | 12 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, sectarianism
Britain's first Muslim minister decries the Sunni-Shia divide.

What causes this terrorist scourge?

James Schall SJ | 27 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic extremism, Muslim-Christian dialogue, terrorism
Militant Muslim extremists must be confronted intellectually as well as militarily.

‘Honour crimes’, the saddest way to dishonour a family

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: honour killings, Islam, women's dignity
Thousands of women are slaughtered or maimed each year in the name of family honour. How can this be stopped?

God, reason, and our civilizational crisis

Samuel Gregg | 20 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, God, Islam, religion, Western civilization, Western values
The way Islam understands God shapes their culture. And the way the West understands God shapes ours.

Jihadi brides: Don’t overlook how new media market cruelty as well as porn

Denyse O'Leary | 5 Mar 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Islam, jihad, new media

Obama’s fight against the Ideology-With-No-Name

Robert R. Reilly | 23 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Islam, Islamic extremism, terrorism
Egyptian President al-Sisi knows its name and has courageously denounced it.

Fiery imam denounces terror

Michael Cook | 19 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, terrorism
"Rotten and despicable conduct", says Brooklyn preacher.

What is Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia?

Galina Yemelianova | 02 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism
The future of the Middle East hinges on the beliefs of the Muslim sect which dominates the oil-rich kingdom.

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