• A boy prays during a Christmas eve mass at a Catholic church on the outskirts of Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, December 24, 2016. Picture taken on December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee - RTX2WF8E
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    While the courts banned schools from preaching about religion decades ago, most school districts in the U.S. require students to learn about the world’s religions, a fact that most Americans don’t know. Linda K. Wertheimer traveled across the country to provide insights into the different ways public schools teach about the world’s religions. Continue reading

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    December 7, 2016  

    A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports on the vast variety of manuscripts on display and the beauty, history and hard work behind each masterpiece. Continue reading

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    November 22, 2016  

    It was as a big surprise to his family when Racheed Benyahia, born and raised in Britain, became a fighter for the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, Racheed’s mother Nicola launched a deradicalization project as part of her personal war against ISIS. That mission is more pertinent than ever, with Britain on high alert for a terrorist attack. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testified during a hearing before the House (Select) Intelligence Committee February 4, 2014. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Flynn has argued that Islamic State militants pose a threat on a global scale and demanded a far more aggressive U.S. military campaign against the group.

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    November 18, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading

  • Pro-government demonstrators light flares during a march over the Bosphorus Bridge, from the Asian to the European side of Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016. Picture taken July 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTSJ3MA
    July 21, 2016  

    The failed coup attempt in Turkey has won that nation’s president extraordinary power, in a three-month state of emergency, to impose laws by fiat. Critics fear he will chip away at Turkey’s secular constitution. Hari Sreenivasan talks with special correspondent Marcia Biggs and Federica Mogherini, a High Representative/Vice President of the European Union. Continue reading

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    June 15, 2016  

    Rubana Khan of Orlando, in heartfelt verse, sends apologies from her Islamic family to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting. In doing so, she lays bare the pain the killer, Omar Mateen, has caused her and other Muslims, who consider their religion one of peace, not of violence or hatred. Continue reading

  • A girl touches the hearse carrying the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali during his funeral procession through Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTSGZCC
    June 10, 2016  

    Late sports icon Muhammad Ali began his final journey through the streets of his hometown on Friday. Accompanied by pallbearers such as Will Smith and Mike Tyson, a 17-car motorcade escorted the boxing champion’s casket through Louisville to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Ali was interred in a private ceremony, followed by a 15,000-strong memorial service. Judy Woodruff reports on the day of mourning. Continue reading

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    May 17, 2016  

    According to a new study, some 50 percent of all Muslim students in the U.S. have been bullied by their peers. In mostly-white St. Cloud, Minnesota — where thousands of east African refugees have relocated — the problem got so bad that Muslim students walked out of the city’s high school en masse. John Tulenko of Education Week takes a look at the intersection of education and Islamophobia. Continue reading

  • Thousands of Bosnian Muslims gather for an opening ceremony of the King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz mosque in Sarajevo September 15, 2000. The Governor of Riyadh, Prince Selman Bin Abdul Aziz opened the mosque and Islamic complex, believed to be largest in the Balkans, crowing one billion German marks ($442.9 million) worth of Saudi aid to Bosnia during and after the country's war. Prince Selman is on a five-day visit to Bosnia.

    May 16, 2016  

    International officials are convinced that Bosnia’s brand of Westernized, moderate Islam is the best possible bulwark against radicalization. The nation’s official Islamic Community is cracking down on rural mosques that it says are too in line with Islamists — but some say the true extremist threat lies in the heart of the capital itself. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

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