In three different Muslim countries, a series of unrelated legal rulings appear to reflect the desire on the part of the Muslim public to have the State as a stand in for the conscience of the individual believer. [Read more...]
Curbs against some types of womens’ religious attire – such as the proposed burqa ban in France – often have little to do with commitments to the emancipation of women and much to do with using women’s bodies as a platform for varying political agendas. [Read more...]
Despite the cacophony of mock-solidarity echoing from all echelons of the US neo-conservative establishment, when it comes to doing what’s best for the Iranian people and indeed for the world, the US must do nothing at all. [Read more...]
For all the ensuing media chatter on the necessity of following his beautiful words with beautiful deeds, President Obama deserves credit for his overtures to Muslims around the world in his groundbreaking speech in Cairo. [Read more...]
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