Islam

Historian Tom Holland’s film goes to the Islamic roots of ISIS
Historian Tom Holland’s film goes to the Islamic roots of ISIS

On Wednesday night, historian Tom Holland sticks his neck on the line when his latest film for Channel 4 TV, Isis: The Origins of Violence, airs in Britain.

US Russia Alliance Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists
Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists

The growing trend among conservatives to support Putin’s Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture.

A Warrior in Washington H.R. McMaster
A Warrior in Washington

H.R. McMaster is uniquely suited for the task before him. But it still may not be enough.

Slovakia’s New Religious Registration Law is a Step in the Wrong Direction
Slovakia’s New Religious Registration Law is a Step in the Wrong Direction

Slovakia’s new religious registration law violates the collective aspect of religious freedom by erecting barriers to religious groups’ registration and performance of their basic functions.

Burkini Ban
Empiricism and the Burkini Ban

The most telling aspect of the events surrounding France’s burkini ban was the response by European observers.

To Bear the Sword against ISIL
To Bear the Sword

According to Sebastian Gorka, ISIL is simply another form of totalitarianism, a political regime seen under Hitler and Nazi Germany that recognizes no limit to its authority and attempts to permeate every aspect of public and private life. Yet, peace with ISIL and other jihad-driven Muslim groups seems much more difficult to attain.

Say now Shibboleth
Say now Shibboleth

To insist on the shibboleth of “radical Islam,” at this moment in the political history of America, can no longer be a matter of insisting on rhetorical accuracy. To insist on this shibboleth, now, is to provide, intentionally or unintentionally, cover for those who are emboldened in their religious and racial bigotry by Mr. Trump’s rhetoric.

radical Islamism
To Define Is To Limit: Obama’s Rhetorical Vacillations Leave Terror Unbound

Obama wrongly insists calling Muslims who commit terrorism in the name of their faith radical Islamists only plays into the hands of those same terrorists.

Islamic Exceptionalism
For Better or For Worse?

Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism argues that Islam is far different from other religions in how it relates to governance, law, and the modern nation-state.

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