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The sacralized myth of 9/11

This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, will undoubtedly mark the apotheosis of the long sacralization of the terrorist attacks that brought … Continued

Mr. President, seize this moment

An anti-Mubarack protestor watches the rally below from atop a bill board in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt on … Continued

Little that Obama can do to dissuade detractors

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Old vices don’t improve with age

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Demystifying “Shariah”

By Nasim Rehmatullah and Amjad Mahmood Khan  Shariah is a misunderstood and misused concept. Critics of Islam frequently employ terms … Continued

Book burning: a terrible freedom

By Gustav Niebuhr How many people remember the photographs of British men in Bradford, England, burning a copy of Salman … Continued

Successful couples share same religious or moral vision

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … 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

Religious freedom requires thick skin

By Rob AsgharCenter on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California While a Berkley Center conference this week at Georgetown University … Continued

Welcome back to medieval times

The recently passed law in Ireland against blasphemy, which threatens $35,000 fines for any person who “publishes or utters matter … Continued