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Press Review - 2017

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country

21/02/2017

Trump Talk of Terror Listing for Muslim Brotherhood Alarms Some Arab Allies

Of all the initiatives of the Trump administration that have set the Arab world on edge, none has as much potential to disrupt the internal politics of American partners in the region as the proposal to criminalize the Muslim Brotherhood

21/02/2017

Palestinian Christians learn iconography

The Bethlehem Icon Center is seeking to revive iconography that originated in Palestine, by offering classes for Palestinians and foreigners eager to learn this ancient Christian form of art

21/02/2017

‘Women Survive. They Do Not Live’

ISIS brutalizes women in the name of Islam — and it still has thousands of female slaves in its grasp

20/02/2017

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there

20/02/2017

The Terrifying ISIS Sleeper Cells of Mosul

As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.

20/02/2017

How this Egyptian woman overcame roadblocks to become a mechanic

Can Luxor-based auto mechanic Lekaa El Kholy help fix the status of women in Egyptian society?

17/02/2017

Erdoğan v free speech: how does it feel to live in Turkey right now?

From imprisoned journalists to the forthcoming referendum, tell us how the current climate is affecting you

17/02/2017

After The Caliphate

It has taken more than two years and cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars to drive ISIS out of Anbar province in Iraq. Its cities now resemble bombed-out wastelands, and a smoldering anger at the central government lies beneath the surface.

17/02/2017

Survey: American attitudes toward Muslims have improved

The country is — slowly but surely — moving in a more inclusive direction.

16/02/2017

Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds

The number of organized anti-Muslim hate groups in America nearly tripled last year according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-leaning non-profit that tracks extremist groups.

16/02/2017

Divorce, Egyptian Style

Why is a marriage question dividing Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyib?

16/02/2017

Is it okay for a Christian to govern Muslims? An Indonesian election turns on that question.

A Christian has risen to the governorship of Jakarta and was expected to win reelection. But his faith has become an issue in this majority-Muslim land.

15/02/2017

Pakistan court ban of Valentine’s Day celebrations raises many contradictions

The majority-Muslim country is becoming both more Western and more Islamic.

15/02/2017

The Nineveh Plains and the Future of Minorities in Iraq

ISIS’s campaign of genocide against minorities of the Nineveh province spurred urgent dialogue among political leaders across all dominations on a question vital to Iraq’s future.

15/02/2017

Jakarta governor election a 'litmus test' of Indonesian Islam

Incumbent Ahok, a Christian from the ethnic Chinese minority, fights to retain office after a campaign charged with racial and religious intolerance

14/02/2017

Mosques Want to Offer Sanctuary, but Will Anyone Accept?

Some undocumented immigrants say they wouldn’t feel safe at a mosque given the uptick in anti-Muslim violence.

14/02/2017

What Jesus Can Teach Today’s Muslims

The Islamic civilization, once the world’s most enlightened, has lately been going through an acute crisis with severe consequences.

14/02/2017

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Question of Terrorism

It’s fine to think that the group is bad, authoritarian, or illiberal. But the debate about designating it pits facts against ideology.

13/02/2017

As Syrian rebels become more extreme, the only winner will be Bashar al-Assad.

After years of byzantine internal disputes, Syria’s armed rebels are suddenly gathering into large, centrally directed organizations of the kind they always needed to threaten President Bashar al-Assad’s authoritarian regime.

13/02/2017
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