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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

The tribe and the war on terror

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

Islamic new year must be one in which Muslims promote peace and unity

REUTERS A Muslim prays during Maghrib (evening) prayer on the night of the Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic … Continued

The Munich Massacre: Why the 2012 Games should pay tribute to those who died 40 years ago

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Members of the Israeli Olympic delegation stand during a memorial at a monument commemorating the 11 Israelis … Continued

Ramadan fast poses challenge for Muslim Olympians

Winning an Olympic medal is hard. Surprisingly, winning one when you’re fasting for Ramadan is not that much harder. At … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

From 9/11 to January 25th

In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, anti-govermnent demonstrators pray in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill, File) A … Continued

(Photos): Egypt, Tunisia and the youth revolt in the Middle East

Egyptian women demonstrate outside the Lawyers’ Sydicate in Cairo on January 27, 2011, demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, … Continued

Where are the wise men?

By Right Revered William E. Swing Two thousand years ago on the first Christmas, the headlines were about Caesar Augustus’ … Continued

Terry Jones is not the enemy

By David French I’ve been defending free speech and religious liberty for virtually my entire legal career. Nineteen years ago … Continued

Suicide bombers in heaven? Imam Rauf won’t say no

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach When you detonate explosives attached to your torso, simultaneously decapitating people on a bus or disemboweling … Continued

65th anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a spiritual reflection

By Jane Smith Bernhardt On August 7th, the Hiroshima International House in Japan will offer an exhibit of my colorful … Continued

No religious basis for 9/11

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

“Terrorism” is newspeak for psychological warfare

In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the … Continued

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

Why are we obtuse when dealing with Muslims?

In the past few months, we have witnessed a serious of bizarre but terrifying episodes of violence, hate crimes and … Continued

Lenten season calls us together

The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, and many Christians were encouraged to ponder the reality of death, the … Continued

Suicide bombings: Crimes against humanity

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center As Jews the world over prepare for the our Passover Seder and Christian … Continued

The day two rabbis asked Sheikh Tantawi for a fatwa

By Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center I just learned that Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, Egypt’s leading religious authority, died today while … Continued