Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones speaks to us about her book, a semi-fictional novel based on the life of Prophet Muhammad’s wife Aisha pulled by her publisher Random House, and what led to a firestorm of controversy described by many as the next Satanic Verses. [Read more...]
Block vote proponents are faced with two bad choices: either tell Muslims to abandon the candidate that the majority supports, or take credit for a block of votes they had nothing to do with creating. [Read more...]
I know it can be hard for people to share their most “religious” holidays with those not of their faith. But we are all children of God, and I believe the commonalities between us will shine over the differences. [Read more...]
Karen Hughes’ public diplomacy administration was certainly better than her “brand America” predecessors. Too bad an unchanging US foreign policy precluded any meaningful improvement in US-Muslim world relations. [Read more...]
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