Tag: Islam

  • In addition to confronting tough political issues in the Middle East, US agencies and departments across the government are targeting violent extremism, human rights, and civil rights at home and abroad, says the Obama administration’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. More

    June 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

  • Thomas Farr, associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University and former director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, assesses the progress that’s been made in advancing religious freedom one year after President Obama’s Cairo speech to the Muslim world. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments (1)

  • Watch excerpts from remarks by Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, who made his first visit to the US since the Obama administration lifted a six-year-old ban against him. More

    June 1, 2010 | Comments (3)

  • Rizwan Jaka says his family chose home schooling in order to provide “strong values, strong academics, strong respect and understanding of our faith, as well as respect for other faiths.” More

    April 23, 2010 | Comments (11)

  • Revisit our 2005 conversation about the iraq war with Anthony Shadid, who this week won his second Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. More

    April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

  • In the world’s largest Muslim nation, says Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, “there seems to be a greater willingness both to be openly religious and to be modern and educated at the same.” More

    March 19, 2010 | Comments (5)

  • “Any conflicts between Muslims and Copts, in the subway or the market, will always end up being taken in the religious context,” says Alexandria University professor Rifaat Lakkousha. More

    February 26, 2010 | Comments (10)

  • “We as Muslims have done a lot in terms of the message against extremism. Our problem is that we have not been able to develop an effective way to get the message out,” says Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. More

    January 8, 2010 | Comments (6)

  • Germany has twice as many mosques as the United States, but it still has a long way to go to provide equal opportunities for Muslim immigrants and their children. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments (14)

  • Watch highlights of the September 25 event at the US Capitol where 3,500 Muslims prayed “for the soul of America.”

    September 28, 2009 | Comments (7)

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