Tag: Democracy

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    The first democratically elected president of South Africa died this week at the age of 95. We look back at the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who led the movement to end apartheid peacefully. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “We don’t want a religious state,” says Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament Ossama Yassin. “We want a modern, civil, democratic state belonging to the people.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “By nursing our admiration for our military’s virtues, President Obama suggests, we can transform our beleaguered democracy into a more cohesive and mission-focused political community.” More

    January 25, 2012 | Comments

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    Religious leaders of this largely Christian country will play a key role in successfully managing its wealth and fostering its adherence to democratic values. More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from newly-announced GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s April 28, 2011 speech at the National Press Club. More

    June 6, 2011 | Comments

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    “If Libya is not clearly distinguished by extraordinary violence, then the president’s claim that protecting civilians is the primary purpose of intervening in Libya is very weak indeed.” More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    “Something is changing,” says an Israeli sociologist, “and I don’t know, but I think it will come here. It’s very difficult to believe the whole Arab world will be in riots and Jerusalem and West Bank are going to be quiet.” More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    On March 10, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to open hearings on “the radicalization of American Muslims.” Watch excerpts from a Capitol Hill briefing held in advance of the hearings. More

    March 9, 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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    “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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