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What are madrasa schools and what skills do they impart?

Turkey’s recently reelected president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has made expansion of Muslim schools a top priority. Erdogan’s government is reported to have approved a religious education...

5 times celebrities debunked negative Islamic stereotypes

"I think that me studying the Quran is something I found solace in." Undeniably, in the past few years, Islamophobia has been on the rise in many...

Islam & Politics | Full Panel Discussion | Oxford Union

Across the Muslim world, religion plays an increasingly prominent role in politics. Is there something inherent in Islam that lends itself to this politicisation,...

The Real Founders of Fake News? American Islamophobes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Anti-Muslim activists in...

Iran and America: A forgotten friendship

As President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Iran heats up again, it is worth recalling a time when the two countries had a distinctly different...

What Richard Dawkins doesn’t get about the Muslim call to prayer

Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist, unapologetic atheist and author of “God Delusion,” recently tweeted a picture of himself in front of the Winchester Cathedral in England,...

Khaled Abou El Fadl On Tariq Ramadan, Zina vs. Rape, and...

Dr. Abou El Fadl speaks about the Tariq Ramadan case; explains the difference between the Islamic law adjudication of zina (fornication) versus rape (a...

Israel’s new nation-state law restates the obvious

Early last Thursday, July 19, while most Israelis were sleeping, Israel’s right-wing coalition government narrowly passed a highly controversial law that had been years in...

Warren official resigns after anti-Muslim posts

A Warren official whom the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on to resign for making anti-Muslim comments on social media...

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations are under renewed scrutiny following Deadspin’s release of a montage of anchors reading the same script about fake news. Since then, many of...

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