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Can this Muslim Leader Point Radical Islamic Groups Away from Violence?

What would a leader like Muhammad do in the Muslim world today?

Dear Boko Haram: You’re Spitting in the Face of Muhammad

A letter of warning from an American Muslim to violent Islamists.

Get the (Eternal) Hell Out of Islam

Seven reasons why Islam rejects the idea of eternal hell.

An Ayatollah’s Gift to Baha’is, Iran’s Largest Religious Minority

An ayatollah offers a beautiful symbolic gesture against a backdrop of violent persecution.

Let There Be Violence?

A growing rift emerges within evangelicalism over how to read the dark side of the Bible.

Here’s a Novel Idea: You Should Learn about Islam from Actual Muslims

The latest diatribe by a prominent critic of Islam doesn’t evince any knowledge of Islam.

Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom

Movements towards Shariah law may endanger Christian freedoms in Libya.

The Prophet Muhammad’s Letters — and Followers — of Peace

Discovering the places where Christians and Muslims live as neighbors — from ancient times until today.

Muslims Can Be Heroes, Too

Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero—a 16-year-old Pakistani American-Muslim from Jersey City.

In Turkey, Can Islam and Democracy Coexist?

The complexities of Islam in the modern world cannot be regulated by Western-style democracy or military intervention.

One Mosque, Many Faiths

Ten American students, a Pakistani professor and an Indian journalist — we all sat in a circle to explore the space where divides end, and our unity begins.

Immigration reform a mandate for Jews, Christians and Muslims

For the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), hospitality to the stranger and alien among us is embedded deep in our DNA.

A Ramadan Meditation in Verse

Allah has many names.

Ramadan and Loneliness

For some converts, Ramadan is the loneliest time of year.

Why (or How) Should Muslim Americans “Celebrate” Christmas?

Muslim Americans: Be part of the joy of the season — but not by seeking gain or social acceptance.

After Koran Burning, Indefensible Violence

On book-burning and criticizing other religions.

What’s behind negative characterization of Muslims?

The false characterization of Islam as monolithic is being amplified by the increasingly common denial that Islam is a religion at all.

The other Islam controversy in NYC

Muslim students in New York City are already permitted to stay home on their religious holidays without penalty, but the current campaign is to give all students a day off for Muslim religious holidays.

Is Fear of Islam the New McCarthyism?

Violent extremists are a threat. But why single out the idea of Sharia?

No ‘Megamosque’ Near Ground Zero

The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.