Islam

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.

A Surprising Darkness: Review of Houellebecq’s Submission
A Surprising Darkness

The shocking thing about Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is not that it isn’t anti-Muslim. The shocking thing is that it’s not—or not primarily—anti-Islam.

Forgiveness
Forgiving Justly

Lucinda Mosher and David Marshall’s Sin, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: Christian & Muslim Perspectives examines pivotal differences and shocking similarities between the two religions.

Power & Anxiety: Religion & Conflict in the Middle East

From the Winter print edition

Oman Sultan Qaboos Peacemaker
Oman, the Peacemaker

In the chaotic and often violent aftermath of the Arab Spring, the Sultanate of Oman has moved to a different beat, distinguishing itself as a peacemaker and mediator in comparison to its neighboring Arab states.

Radical Islam
Countering Radical Islam

During a Providence event, Tawfik Hamid, author of Inside Jihad, spoke about his experiences with radical Islam and the lessons he learned.

Islam Historical Context
Islam in its Historical Context

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz from the Institute of World Politics in DC gave an introductory lecture on how Islam developed and how those developments affect geopolitics today.

Marrakesh Mosque
Erasing Christianity in the Middle East

The Marrakesh Declaration is a good—albeit late—start. Political and religious leaders in the Middle East’s Muslim-majority nations have much ground to cover to protect religious minorities. Shiites are targeted in Sunni-majority nations, Sunnis in Shiite-majority nations, and Christians virtually everywhere in the Middle East.