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Iranian President Rouhani: Nuclear weapons aren’t Islamic

AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool — AP photo Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United … Continued

For Iran’s Rouhani, the Human Rights of Baha’is Are the Ultimate Test of Reform

In Iran, Baha’is are regularly imprisoned and even executed for practicing their faith.

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

GETTY IMAGES President Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer listens on Oct. 22, 2012. … Continued

‘Sharia’ in the new Middle East

ABDULLAH DOMA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Libyans hold up flags that read in Arabic, “There is no god but God” as they … Continued

Christian right fighting theocracy

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston’s Pleasant Grove … 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

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

Claiming the moral highground

n President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … 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

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

Dawn of a new republic in Iran?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to his native land aboard … Continued

Defying Middle East autocrats

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg THE Islamic Republic of Iran is not about to implode. Nevertheless, the misguided … Continued

How to Help The Iranian People

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg “It would be better if the administration focused on the regime’s instability and … Continued

Cleric’s Defiance a Breach of Faith?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg According to the constitution, everything in the country is determined by people’s vote. … Continued

Muslim Women Reclaiming Their Rights

Like the status of women in all the World’s religions, in Islam and Muslim societies patriarchy played and in many … Continued

Islam, Iranian Style

By Melody Moezziauthor and attorney Not long ago, I got a call from a reporter asking for my thoughts on … Continued

Democracy in Theocracy?

Given the election-related turmoil in the Islamic Republic of Iran, can democracy ever take hold in a theocracy? How should … Continued

What Obama Should Say about Iran’s Election

President Obama said many of the right things as the turmoil surrounding the outcome of the Iranian election unfolded. After … Continued

United Iranians on the Brink

This blog was written by Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. This afternoon, like every Friday, members of Muslim communities join … Continued