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Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

In Greece, a case study on Islam in Europe

June 28, 2012Golden Dawn members give a raised-fist salute as they are sworn into parliament.Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP via Getty … Continued

Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

President Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. (AP PHOTO JACQUELYN MARTIN) … Continued

How Muslims can stop the next terror attack

A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday’s (Matt Rourke/AP ) A cacophony of pain and … Continued

‘How America’s war on terror became a global war on tribal Islam’

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

The war on terror and the war for hearts and minds

A few days ago, I had the honor of accompanying former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain Akbar Ahmed to the … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Hope at Lambeth Palace

REUTERS Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the theology think tank Theos in London on Oct. 1, 2012. The … Continued

N.Y. bomb plot: What radicalizes some converts to Islam?

View Photo Gallery: Jose Pimentel of Manhattan is being held in police custody on numerous terrorism-related charges. The case of Jose … Continued

Poetry, faith, and the Muslim soul

By: Frankie Martin For Americans, Islam brings to mind many things, but poetry is rarely among them. Yet the Muslim … Continued

Jews and Muslims: How do we ‘bring the temperature down’?

By Frankie Martin This year has not been an easy one for Jewish-Muslim relations. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is in … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni … Continued

Who represents American Muslims? No one

By Farhana Qazi The Ground Zero madness is not an either-or proposition, or at least it should not be viewed … 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

House of prayer near Ground Zero? Yes!

Padraic O’Hare A mosque – like a church or a synagogue or an ashram – is a house of prayer. … Continued

A prince, not a theologian

Speaking before the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, Prince Charles of England declared that “the Islamic world is the custodian … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

Earth stewardship – a complex issue for “People of the Book”

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Obama’s historic victory

“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed … Continued