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Fury Unbound: the Muslim Dilemma (Majid)

Anouar Majid writes from Rabat, Morocco, in a guest column for Informed Comment The French are in trouble. The publication Charlie Hebdo has just published cartoons of Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, and now…

Sarkozy’s Loss in Part due to his Islamophobia

The bad economy in France and outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy’s refusal to do a stimulus program, preferring instead “austerity,” were the primary reasons he lost the election to Socialist Francois Hollande. That…

Lyons: Islam, Women and the West

Jonathan Lyons writes in a guest column for Informed Comment Islam, Women, and the West   This essay is adapted from my latest book, Islam Through Western Eyes: From the Crusades to…

Newt’s new Crusade against the Arab Spring

Newt’s new Crusade against the Arab Spring

Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers and fund-raising have improved recently, as the GOP faithful continue their quest for an ABM (not anti-ballistic missile but “Anyone but Mitt”). Gingrich in turn has begun trying…

Top Developments in the Arab Spring this Weekend

As usual, Friday was a big day for the popular Arab reform movements that are challenging dictatorial governments. 1. Syrian security forces are alleged to have killed about 20 protesters on Friday,…

The Irrelevance of the Knights in a Global Society

Norwegian right wing Christian terrorist Anders Breivik spoke of being a member of the “Knights Templar,” and if anything is further terrorizing about Friday’s attacks beyond their own horror, it is the…

Salaita: Dressing like a Terrorist

Steven Salaita writes in a guest column for Informed Comment Dressing Like a Terrorist Like many others, I was dismayed to learn of the two imams wearing traditional Muslim garb who were…

Stewart Skewers King on Islamophobia

Jon Stewart at the Daily Show lampoons Rep. Peter King (R-NY)’s witch hunt against Muslims in light of King’s own long and virulent support for the Irish Republican Army. The Daily Show…