Islam


A Weimar moment for the Arab world

Robert R. Reilly | 08 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
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 | FEATURES |  
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 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Qur'an
If you look at an alien faith only to examine its deficiencies, you can find plenty of reasons to despise it.


Searching for a peaceful Islam

Tawfik Hamid | 08 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, terrorism
A former trainee terrorist explains why Muslims need a peaceful interpretation of their Qu'ran.


How to deal with radical Islam

Tawfik Hamid | 08 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, terrorism
Muslims respond in many different ways when they see Islam-inspired violence. Changing attitudes requires a range of responses.


Why Islam is in as much trouble as the West

| 24 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, Islam, population
Many countries in the Muslim world, including Iran, are also in demographic freefall.


The challenge of 9/11

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 14 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: 911, cultural decline, Islam, Jonathan Sacks
The West needs to re-moralise itself, or it will continue down a path of cultural weakness and decline.


Will the Arab Spring turn into winter?

Robert R. Reilly | 12 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab Spring, Islam
Some courageous Muslim thinkers could create a beachhead for the development of Arab democracy.


The faith which it is death to leave (2)

Abdullah Saeed | 04 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: apostasy, Islam
The hadith, sayings of the Prophet Muhammed not recorded in the Quran, are often cited in support of killing apostates. This is based on a serious misunderstanding, says a Muslim scholar.


The faith which it is death to leave?

Abdullah Saeed | 16 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: apostasy, Islam, Qur'an
The killing of apostates is not prescribed in any verse of the Quran, says a Muslim scholar.


Obama moves in a new direction in the Arab world

George Friedman | 25 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab Spring, Barack Obama, Islam
If Obama has miscalculated about the long run of history, the US may wind up with short-term risks and no long-term payoff.


France’s faceless women

Abdullah Saeed | 14 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: face veil, France, Islam
Seldom do we object when people wear less in public. Why are the French so riled when some women want to wear more?


Egypt’s forgotten Copts

Angela Shanahan | 01 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Coptic Christians, Egypt, Islam, religious freedom
Coptic Christians have been in Egypt for 2,000 years. Why is the Western media ignoring the peril they face?


Revolution and the Muslim world

George Friedman | 23 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Islam, revolution
There is no guarantee that the democracies which emerge from the ashes of Arab regimes will be friendly to Western interests.


Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is not a benevolent society

Michael Coren | 21 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Egypt, Islam, Middle East
Its links with radical Islamists and a history of supporting terror make Egypt’s largest opposition group a danger for peace in the Middle East.


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