Faith: Muslim

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    At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, the government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council distinguished between the broad moral principles of Islamic sharia law and and the extremist fiqh jurisprudence of al Qaeda. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “We want to prove to America that we are not terrorist suspects,” says Imam Mahdi Bray. US Islamic groups have launched several projects to fight extremism within their own communities, particularly among young people. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Despite America’s trials and tribulations, one of the country’s redeeming qualities is that somehow it eventually finds a way to “get it right.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Imam Feisal Rauf of New York City was in Washington this week and spoke with us about religion’s positive potential in a post-Mubarak Egypt. More

    March 2, 2011 | Comments

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    As Mideast turmoil spreads, a professor of international affairs says we are witnessing changing interpretations of religion and “a struggle over which interpretations have authority over whom.” More

    February 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “If there is a new state, presumably there will more religious tolerance,” says Middle East author and analyst Geneive Abdo. “We can only hope so.” More

    February 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Many people are hoping there will be a more pluralistic government that will embrace the Christian Copts,” says Qamar-ul Huda, a senior program officer at the US Institute of Peace. More

    February 4, 2011 | Comments

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    As protests and rebellion break out across the Arab world, R & E looks back at the insights of scholars and experts on the compatibility of democratic values and Islam. More

    February 3, 2011 | Comments

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    “I think it’s fair to say that Islam has had some difficulty in coming to terms with modernity,” says sociologist of religion William Martin, who believes that the Gülen movement “offers a much more positive picture of what Islam can be.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    During decades of civil war in Sudan, says John Ashworth of Catholic Relief Services, the church was the only institution on the ground with the people, and because of that it gained huge moral authority. Now South Sudan is voting in a referendum for independence from the Muslim-majority national government in Khartoum. More

    January 14, 2011 | Comments

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