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Populism in France’s Presidential Election - Marine Le Pen
Populism in France’s Presidential Election

What are we to make of France’s presidential election? More than anything, it points to the power of anti-systemic populism in French politics, whether on the Left or Right.

Église Saint-Sauveur in Crest, France, in December 2021. L'odyssée Belle, via Unsplash.
Does Protecting the French Nation Trample on Religious Freedom?

On December 9, 2020, Macron’s government introduced a bill that sought to address the violence perpetrated by Islamic extremists. But questions abound regarding the new law and religious freedom.

Nigel Biggar Preaches on Immigration

Illegal economic migrants should be returned home, Biggar said, otherwise additional waves will be encouraged to migrate, nullifying national borders.

(Mis)Understanding American Islam - Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) - The American Mosque 2020
(Mis)Understanding American Islam

Despite the questionable methodology, and the ISPU’s attempts to exclude entire Muslim communities, the data still plainly shows that the radicals are not the only voice within American Islam; there is a good chance that its future belongs to the moderates and reformists.

Religious Freedom in India Is in Trouble
Religious Freedom in India Is in Trouble

With the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist ideals, Muslims, Christians, and Dalits have been targets of increasing persecution at the hands of both the state and local mobs.

Islamist Group Slams Presidential Appointment of First Muslim Judge to Federal Court
Islamist Group Slams Presidential Appointment of First Muslim Judge to Federal Court

Judge Zahid Quraishi is the first Muslim federal judge in American history, but even though his nomination received bipartisan support, an unlikely source sharply criticized his appointment: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Western Media Misunderstand Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Views on Religion and Politics – Pope Francis – Islam
Western Media Misunderstand Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Views on Religion and Politics

Western media rightly praised Pope Francis’ historic trip to Iraq for opening new doors in Christian-Muslim relations. But they misunderstood Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani’s views on religion and politics.

Myanmar Coup Could Benefit China - Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar Coup Could Benefit China

The US must act swiftly and decisively against the Myanmar coup to preserve the country’s recent democratic gains and send a message to China.

Egyptian Thinkers Challenge Religious Persecution
Egyptian Thinkers Challenge Religious Persecution

A group of Egyptian thinkers has contested these practices and argued openly that restrictions against Christians ought to be repealed.