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Lacking recognition, Italy’s Muslims face an uncertain future

ROME — Steps from the immense colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, Sarwar Jahan stood next to his souvenir stand. A … Continued

A woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

On a summer night in a Western town of flat fields and hazy sunsets, a young woman stood outside a … Continued

Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings

TORONTO — Muslim clerics in Canada have issued a fatwa against so-called “honor killings” a week after three members of … Continued

Religion should be kept out of politics

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Muslims must talk, live peace

Muslims are fond of informing people that Islam comes from the root word that means peace; that a Muslim is … Continued

Should we fear Islam?

By Congressman Keith Ellison At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behavior, crossing every cultural … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Ban the burqa? Is the yarmulka next ?

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Obama: What Would Michelle, Sasha and Malia Say?

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

Three Criticisms

In many ways, the President’s speech was both powerful and masterful. He used his enormous personal authority to say things … Continued

Europe’s Misunderstood Muslims

By Mohamed Younissenior analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies This month the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies released … Continued

Patriarchal Religion, Domestic Violence And A Beheading In Buffalo

Of course there is a general relationship between patriarchal religion and domestic violence, and the more rigid and traditional the … Continued

Beheading and Religious Profiling

American Muslim leaders have been quick to condemn the beheading of a woman by her Muslim husband in Buffalo, saying … Continued

Imams Asked to Preach Against Domestic Violence

News of the beheading of an American Muslim woman in a Buffalo suburb last week was immediately overshadowed by news … Continued

Women as Leaders Anywhere a Challenge to Partiarchy Everywhere

One of the most frequent challenges I get from young Muslim women feminists is that with so many dire problems … Continued

My Hijab is for Me and for God


Diverse Muslims, Violent Islamist Fundamentalism

First, the Muslim religion and Islamist fundamentalism as a religio-political force are two different, though related, entities. Muslims, like all … Continued

Assimilation is Not a Disappearing Act

Opening Statement from Hadia Mubarak: “So, where are you from?” sounds as familiar to my ears as the crashing of … Continued

In God Our Press Trusts

The question about whether the media treat religion fairly really ought to have two parts, and the second half ought … Continued

Religion and Women: Chains That Still Bind

As a freethinker and a feminist, I have always found it baffling that women, as a group, are more religious … Continued