Tag: Islamic extremism

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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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    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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    “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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    Watch our annual reporters roundtable on the most important religion and ethics news of the past year. More

    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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    University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke compares Mitt Romney’s speech about his Mormon faith to John F. Kennedy’s speech on his Catholic faith nearly half a century ago. More

    December 7, 2007 | Comments

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    In 1960 John F. Kennedy gave two major speeches on what he described as the “so-called religious issue” in the presidential campaign. The second, presented to the greater Houston Baptist Ministerial Association in September, after he received … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In what may be seen as the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, sought to address the issue of his faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    by Vali Nasr (W.W. Norton & Company, 2006)
    It is clear today that America cannot take comfort in an imagined future for the Middle East, and cannot force the realization of that future. Such an approach guided the path to … More

    August 11, 2006 | Comments

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    Ever since September 11, Americans have been trying to understand Islam. Is there something about the religion itself that drove the terrorists? Or had a small, violent minority that despised the modern West hijacked Islam to justify its politics? More

    December 20, 2002 | Comments

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    In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, we discuss questions about justice, forgiveness, and retribution with four religious leaders and scholars. More

    September 14, 2001 | Comments

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