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Survey: Syrian rebels seek Islamic democracy

Members of the Syrian opposition generally want a democratic government that protects the rights of minorities, though many also want … Continued

Middle East riots fueled by competition between radicals, moderates

Anti-American riots that have spread to more than a dozen countries across the Middle East are a sign of fissures … Continued

Freedom is a human idea — Alleluia!

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Many ways to be political and Muslim

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Iran postures while Egypt burns

Anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) As protesters take to the streets across the … Continued

‘Apartheid’ in Pakistan

By N. Mahmood Ahmad and Amjad Mahmood Khan More than seven months have passed since the Pakistani Taliban attacked two Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques in Lahore massacring … Continued

Democratic Tunisia! Can we dare to hope?

A few years ago Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris, both prominent American political scientists, made an interesting argument that the … Continued

Obama provides roadmap to resolve our tortured past

By Rev. Richard L. Killmer It’s difficult to admit wrongdoing, particularly when you did it knowingly and intentionally. But the … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued

Out of many one

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Imposed or self-imposed censorship?

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Burqas and bomb threats: A broader context for ‘The Muslim Problem’

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Without freedom of expression, there is no democracy

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

In their shoes

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

In defense of South Park — and burqas

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Western democratic governments suffer double handicap

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Conflicting cultural norms require respect, restraint

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Secular fundamentalism

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

The verbal assault on Islam

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OMG, they chilled Kenny!

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