Category: Religion

Shobhan Saxen: The Two Trials of Adlène Hicheur, Scientist, Muslim, Forever Suspect

A scientist from CERN, accused of association with a terrorist group in 2009 and jailed in France before being freed, tells his story

Milan Rai: Homegrown Terrorism: How Not to Stop It

The men who have carried out al-Qaeda-style attacks in Europe all grew up irreligious. It’s not about Islam as a religion, but as a community.

Damon F. Lynch: Evangelical Militarism & Islamophobia? Does the Wheaton College Hawkins case signal a Problem?

Evangelical university Wheaton College has generated global attention by suspending and initiating the firing of Professor Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God

Juan Cole: Obama: Islamophobia harms US Interests; Daesh/ISIL a dangerous Fringe

President Obama’s last State of the Union address this year was largely lacking in specifics and replete with high ideals and ambitious goals like curing cancer. But he did address some issues in everyday politics. One of the more powerful moments came when he implicitly attacked Donald Trump and several other GOP presidential candidates for Read more…

John L. Esposito: Why have we normalized Islamophobia?

The horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have captured headlines and triggered responses from journalists, politicians, and religious leaders. Some Western heads of government have once again threatened a global war against terrorism, while some political commentators have even invoked World War III. In the United States, Republican presidential candidates and some thirty governors Read more…

Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

The biggest blowback from U.S. policies abroad has been the erosion of the country’s democratic processes

Ramzy Baroud: An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

When I was a little boy, I used to dream of being reborn outside the hardship of the Refugee Camp in Gaza, in some other time and place where there were no soldiers, no military occupation, no concentration camps and no daily grind – where my father fought for our very survival, and my mother Read more…

Richard Falk: A Christmas Message in Dark Times

When I was growing up in New York City Christmas was ‘Christmas’ regardless of whether one was Christian or not, and implied no religious dedication whatsoever

Juan Cole: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

If you’re going to suspend tenured professors for speech, you have to change your name from “College” to “seminary”

Juan Cole: Top 6 Times US government Excluded Millions based on Race or Religion

Those who have said they’ve never seen anything like it in American history don’t know their American history very well

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