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Toward a New Islamic Golden Age through Science

Toward a New Islamic Golden Age through Science

By Nidhal Guessoum | (Project Syndicate) | - - SHARJAH – The Muslim world’s past contributions to science and education were extraordinary. The Islamic “golden age” – during which scholarship and learning…
An Islamic Reformation?  There have been Many

An Islamic Reformation? There have been Many

Sami Zubaida | ( Open Democracy) | - - We keep hearing calls for an ‘Islamic Reformation’, but the Protestant Reformation was not a liberal enterprise: it was the original ‘fundamentalism’, whence…
Muslims Shield Christians from al-Shabab Terror

Muslims Shield Christians from al-Shabab Terror

Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks Video Report) | - - "Al-Shabaab is a terrorist group that operates in Somalia and Kenya. Lately they have been attacking buses full of civilians, particularly…
Christmas and Christians in the Middle East

Christmas and Christians in the Middle East

by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Whether Christmas is joyous sad or nervous-making for Christians in the Middle East this year depends very much on the country in which…
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Wheaton College suspended a tenured professor of Political Science for quoting Pope Francis that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. So, do…
Top Seven Myths about Muslims

Top Seven Myths about Muslims

By Baher Kamal | (Inter Press Service) | - - MADRID, Dec 3 2015 (IPS) - Of all over-written, under-reported issues and regions, the Middle East is perhaps one of the oldest,…