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Posts Tagged: islam

October 14, 2022 12:47 pm

The Battle for a Moderate Islam

Proponents of a moderate Islam that embraces tolerance, diversity, and pluralism, may be betting on the wrong horse by supporting Muslim scholars who serve in...

June 4, 2022 1:20 pm

Saudi Arabia Receives First Foreign Hajj Pilgrims Since Before Pandemic

i24 News – Saudi Arabia on Saturday welcomed its first batch of hajj pilgrims since before the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted authorities to sharply restrict...

April 9, 2022 1:04 pm

Saudi Arabia Expands Hajj to 1 Million Pilgrims, Easing COVID Curbs

Saudi Arabia will let up to 1 million people join the Hajj pilgrimage this year, greatly expanding the key event to participants from outside the...

September 5, 2021 7:17 am

How Muslims Understand Recent Comments by US Officials - The Western concept of “negotiations” is alien to the Muslim world. Westerners talk, hint at things, exchange ideas and try to reach agreements,...

August 15, 2021 7:43 am

Mideast Powers Vie to Shape the Next Generation of Muslims - Reports published earlier this year by the Israel-based Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) chart a notable divergence...

October 4, 2020 1:20 pm

Umrah Pilgrims Return to a Mecca Stilled by COVID-19 Slump

Mecca slowly stirred from a seven-month hibernation on Sunday as pilgrims trickled in after Saudi authorities partially lifted a coronavirus ban on performing umrah -...

September 2, 2020 6:41 am

Indonesia and the Battle for the Soul of Islam

In Indonesia, Java’s mosque landscape resembles a map dotted with flags marking outposts of warring parties. Mosques with three-tiered tiled roofs reflect traditional Javanese cultural...

June 9, 2020 6:02 am

New York Times Article: ‘Nearly 30% of All Murder Cases in Iran Were Honor Killings’

The New York Times has a good article about the horrible “honor killing” of a 14-year old girl by her father, because she had a...

December 29, 2019 10:24 am

Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Ends Mohammad Cartoon Contest Within Hours

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said on Sunday he had ended a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad, only hours after announcing the contentious...

December 26, 2019 8:01 am

The War Against Christians - Grinch that I am, in the days leading up to Christmas I immersed myself in The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian...

October 30, 2019 6:18 am

We Need a Comprehensive Strategy for Dealing With Radical Islamists

Many people think 9/11 was the beginning of the war that Islamists (Muslim radicals and supremacists) declared on America in particular and Western civilization in...

October 23, 2019 7:25 am

Political Islam Is Declining in the Middle East

Few live images were more dramatic than the collapse and death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the first-ever Muslim Brotherhood head of state, in...

April 10, 2019 9:47 am

Official German Report Acknowledges Islamist Antisemitism in the Country

In a major break with the past, the German agency for domestic security -- Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz -- has published a 40-page report whose title...

October 9, 2018 9:41 am

Jihadism, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the ‘Frontier-States’

Many analysts, in their eagerness to trace the origins of the radicalization of Islam, look to the rise of the theocratic Shiite regime in Iran...


In Barb Directed at Trump, McConnell Asserts, ‘No Room for Antisemiti...

In a thinly veiled barb at former US President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declared on Tuesday...


UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Finds ‘Man-Made Cavity’ Under Gaza School

The United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Tuesday announced that it had discovered a “man-made cavity” under one of its schools in Gaza, the latest discovery...

Middle East

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Urges World to Cut Ties with Tehran in...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's niece, a well known rights activist, has called on foreign governments to cut all...

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