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In Kenya attack, weakened al-Shabab seeks a foothold in Kenya

WASHINGTON — The deadly mall attack in Kenya on Saturday (Sept. 21) is a sign that the al-Qaida-affiliated group that … Continued

Radicalizing or de-revolutionizing Egypt?

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus’ will hit the road for immigration reform

NEW YORK — The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time … Continued

Whatever happened to ‘reducing abortions’?

What approaches with wide popular support could reduce abortion, even as it remains legal under the Supreme Court’s decisions?

Hope for middle ground

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Is Islam a primary driver or cause of terrorism?

Islam, like all world religions, neither supports nor requires illegitimate violence. The Quran does not advocate or condone terrorism. To … Continued

Violent ‘Muslims’ distort the tradition

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

It’s time to end this immoral war

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Church re-enlisting in anti-nuke campaign

By David Waters Ever since President Harry Truman, a Baptist, thanked God in 1945 for giving the atomic bomb to … Continued

Analytical warfare in Tehran and Washington

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg February 11 has come and gone. The 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution … Continued

Defending Darwin’s science by taming social Darwinism

By Gregory Paulresearcher, author One hundred and fifty years after Charles Darwin’s world changing “On the Origin of the Species” … Continued

Taking the long view in Afghanistan

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg President Hamid Karzai’s last minute agreement to hold a second round of presidential … Continued

Cell Phones vs. Chadors in Tehran

From Capitol Hill to Main Street, it’s amazing how many people think the fight in Iran is a battle between … Continued

Leaderless in Pakistan

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg A. “Mr Sharif has a long history of…pretending to be principled,” said the … Continued

Evangelicals Reach Out

A terrible question now stalks this land: Who will step forward to lead America forward out of the bitterness and … Continued

True Islam has been Distorted

While the atrocities and acts of terrorism committed by violent extremists have connected Islam with terrorism, the Islamic tradition places … Continued

Four Years Ago Today

Four Years Ago Today March 16, 2007 Four years ago today, I was in Nablus in the Occupied Territories of … Continued