There is a problem within Islam
Tony Blair | 12 June 2013 |
Some strains within this peaceful religion are not compatible with pluralistic, liberal, open minded societies.
We cannot abandon Syrian Christians
Jim Wallace | 29 May 2013 |
tags: fundamentalism, Islam, religious freedom, Syria
Allies of al-Qaeda are purging the areas they control of "infidels". Why is the West ignoring this tragedy?
The West’s two big mistakes in the Arab world
Jennifer S. Bryson | 08 April 2013 |
tags: Arab Spring, book reviews, Islam
By treating Islam as monolithic and insisting on secularisation Western powers miss opportunities to help democracy take root.
What do we mean by Islamism?
Denis MacShane | 18 January 2013 |
The British media and political landscape have obscured an in-depth understanding of Islamism, the ideology, as separate from the Muslim faith. Two books can be a small help.
Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 |
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.
Why can’t Islam apologize?
Robert R. Reilly | 12 October 2012 |
tags: Chrstianity, Islam, Judaism, Qur'an
Shouldn't tolerance be a two-way street?
Will Salafism blight the Arab Spring?
Kamran Bokhari | 04 October 2012 |
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Islam, Salafism
An austere and aloof movement within Islam could derail democratic gains.
Michael Cook | 18 September 2012 |
tags: Benedict XVI, Islam, Lebanon
The Pope seems to be connecting with the Muslim world in a way that no other world leader has.
Is Man by Nature in Relation to the Infinite?
Robert R. Reilly | 30 August 2012 |
tags: Christianity, Islam, reason
The notion of "let's be reasonable about this" has a long history and a deep meaning behind it.
Is Romney right about culture?
Robert R. Reilly | 06 August 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Islam, Mitt Romney
The presidential candidate has copped a lot of criticism for attributing Israeli prosperity to its culture. He's still right.
Poetry bestsellers and other oxymorons
Bronwyn Lea | 11 July 2012 |
tags: Islam, literature, poetry
The best-selling poet in America wrote in Persian and has been dead for 700 years.
A Muslim looks at respect for life
Suzy Ismail | 16 April 2012 |
In Islam life must be acknowledged, always and everywhere, as a true blessing.
A Weimar moment for the Arab world
Robert R. Reilly | 08 December 2011 |
tags: Arab Spring, Islam, sharia
Unhappily, the early years of Nazi Germany may be the appropriate analogy for the dangers following the Arab spring.
Should the US be an idealist or a realist about Egypt?
George Friedman | 07 December 2011 |
tags: foreign policy, human rights, Islam, Stratfor
What if there are democratic elections and the people choose a regime that violates the principles of Western human rights?
The Qur’an and the crackpots
Mustafa Akyol | 21 November 2011 |
If you look at an alien faith only to examine its deficiencies, you can find plenty of reasons to despise it.