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Was/Is there an Islamic Enlightenment? (de Bellaigue)

William Eichler interviews Christopher de Bellaigue | Informed Comment | - - Eichler: 1. In the conclusion to The Islamic Enlightenment you describe modern jihadists as “miracle-grow Muslims” who have been “incubated…
Pope Francis, Islam and Peace-Building

Pope Francis, Islam and Peace-Building

Interview by Jayson Casper | (Informed Comment) | - - Dr. Kamal Boraiqa is a lecturer at al-Azhar University and a member of al-Azhar Center for Dialogue, the al-Azhar Observer for Combating…
Why We Need Political Islam

Why We Need Political Islam

By Shlomo Ben-Ami | (Project Syndicate) | - - MADRID – US President Donald Trump has put on the back burner an executive order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a…

Why ISIL is Targeting Tolerant Sufi Islam

By Peter Gottschalk | (The Conversation) | - - On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern…