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(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.

A Close Look at Egypt’s Relentless Abuse of Coptic Christians
A Close Look at Egypt’s Relentless Abuse of Coptic Christians

For those of us who have followed the struggle of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, particularly during the presidency of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, there’s been both good news and bad news.

Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities
Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In the fate of Egypt and its Christians, we should read one crucial fact: neither democratic nor authoritarian governance delivered anything resembling equal citizenship.

Islamism: Contextualist or Essentialist? Or Both?
Islamism: Contextualist or Essentialist? Or Both?

In an excellent review of Shadi Hamid and Will McCants’ Rethinking Political Islam, Olivier Roy says there are generally two ways to think about Islamism: contextualist or essentialist.

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Muhammad en marche? Review of Gorka’s Defeating Jihad

Largely absent from the mainstream media’s barrage against Sebastian Gorka is genuine scholarly discussion of his high-grossing Defeating Jihad.

What You Should Know About Qatar
What You Should Know About Qatar

A crisis in the Middle East has erupted between numerous nations and the small state of Qatar. Here is what you should know about Qatar, the world’s richest country.

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A Rough Stretch in a Season of Waiting: Egypt’s Christians & the Cathedral Bombing

It took me a moment to comprehend. I opened my cell phone to check the news and saw the bold headline: 25 dead and 49 injured in an attack on the Coptic Orthodox cathedral. The spiritual center of Egyptian Christianity had been mercilessly violated.

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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Egypt and the Agony of Ongoing Tragedy

After EgyptAir flight 804 fell out of the sky, I exhaled deeply with many Egyptians, sighing in familiar resignation, “Oh no, not again.”