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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.


Islam’s moderate voices drowned out by extremists

Ali Mamouri | 22 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: fundamentalism, Islam, terrorism
The overwhelming majority of Muslims want nothing to do with terrorism.


Play it again, Sam

Mark Beeson | 18 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: clash of civilizations, Islam
The late Samuel Huntington's claim that we face a clash of civilizations needs to be dusted off.


Iraq’s Yazidis are on the brink of genocide – who will save them?

Ali Mamouri | 11 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam, religious freedom, Yazidi
ISIS militants may be massacring an Iraqi sect.


Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate

Erica C.D. Hunter | 28 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam, Middle East Christians
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.


An African woman’s “Thank-you” letter to Meriam Ibrahim

Obianuju Ekeocha | 26 July 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Islam, Meriam Ibrahim


The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate

Samir Khalil Samir | 21 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab world, Islam
Most Muslims look upon the proclamation of a caliphate as preposterous.


The homegrown jihadist

Michael Cook | 03 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, jihad, terrorism
What drives a 19-year-old American girl into the arms of some of the world's most vicious terrorists?


Balancing Ramadan against World Cup glory

Michael Cook | 01 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, World Cup
How can fasting Muslim athletes possibly compete?


Dialoguing with Islam

James Schall SJ | 01 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Islam
Because fundamental ideas in Christianity and Islam are so different, a meeting of minds is difficult.


This week’s Citadel of Political Correctness Award goes to

Michael Cook | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: homophobia, honor killings, Islam, political correctness
A Festival of Dangerous Ideas has turned into a Celebration of Conventional Thoughts.


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