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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.


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.


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