Muslims

 

  Faith under fire: Christians in Iraq

Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Iraq following attacks by Muslim extremists. Now that American troops have departed, the future of the Christian community there is even more uncertain.

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Prominent Republicans distance themselves from anti-Islam rhetoric

Not all Republicans have embraced the rhetoric of the anti-Shariah movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for example, has had a warm relationship with Muslims in his state.

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  After protests, a new new beginning for Obama and the Arab world

Alison Stewart talks with Georgetown University’s John Esposito about President Obama’s efforts to redefine U.S. policy towards the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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  Reza Aslan: Connecting East and West through literature

Alison Stewart speaks with religious scholar and author Reza Aslan about his new book, which chronicles the history of the modern Middle East through literature.

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Banned Books Week: Putting censorship on the map

Free speech advocates look to connect book banning to political trends, like the Tea Party.

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  In Perspective: Religion in America

In this essay, Jon Meacham reflects on the remarkable tolerance of Americans after 9/11, offers lessons from his own faith and implores us to fight nativism as strongly as we fight terrorism.

As peace talks begin, the Hamas question remains unresolved

Now that peace talks have restarted, Need to Know checks in on a question we asked several weeks ago: What to do with Hamas?

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  Lower Manhattan: Birthplace of religious freedom

Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.

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Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.

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