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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.

How has Iraq lost a third of its territory to ISIS in three days?

Ali Mamouri | 16 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam
A deadly rift has opened up within Iraqi society.

Dialogue and disagreement

Angelo M. Codevilla | 25 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Muslim-Christian dialogue, nature of God
Are Muslims and Christians really speaking about the same God?

Is the Arab Muslim world committing “societal suicide”?

Mohammed al-Sanduk | 24 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history of science, Islam, Middle East
Ironclad intellectual restriction is responsible for the failed societies of the Middle East, not foreign intervention.

Is a dialogue with Islam possible?

Thomas Patrick Burke | 13 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Muslim-Christian dialogue
An insightful new book argues that there are serious philosophical obstacles.

In the beginning was the Word

Robert R. Reilly | 07 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, inter-religious dialogue, Islam
How can Christians, who believe that God is "logos" or reason, dialogue with Muslims who believe God is pure will?

A radical’s road out of Islamist extremism

Jennifer S. Bryson | 12 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Islam
Leaving something so powerful and controlling does not happen overnight.

Delving into the mind of Islam

Robert R. Reilly and Alvino-Mario Fantini | 16 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam
Only if the West recovers its robust confidence in reason can it confront the challenge of Muslim extremism.

My Isl@m’s quest for truth

Jennifer S. Bryson | 08 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam
A young Muslim author learns to seek the truth about God through questioning instead of blind faith.

Are Poland’s Lipka Tatars a model for European Muslims?

Glenn Kates | 31 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: European identity, Islam, Poland
For centuries a small Muslim community has flourished in Poland.

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world

Malala Yousafzai | 19 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, Islam, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, Taliban
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of resistance to Taliban terror. This is her inspiring speech at the UN.

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