John Esposito




Stories by John Esposito
Tony Blair misreads Muslim terrorism

This photo released by the FBI shows who the FBI was calling Suspect No. 1, in black cap, and Suspect … Continued

Peter King’s hearings: Islamophobia draped in the American flag

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) heads the House Homeland Security Committee. (Washington Post) Representative Peter King, Chair of the House Homeland … Continued

Time to walk the talk in Mideast

By John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani The toppling of the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and new dawn … 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

Why don’t women have more rights in Muslim countries?

No one should be complacent about the condition of women in many Muslim (or many Western) societies. Americans certainly are … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

Ramadan, translated

Ramadan is not only the beginning of a month-long fast but of a special spiritual cycle of months within which … Continued

Do Muslims have equal rights?

By John Esposito In recent weeks, Republican politics and attempts across America to block the building of mosques have underscored … Continued

“Where there are Muslims, there are problems”

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … 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