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Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.


Russia’s Hearts-and-Minds Campaign in Syria Is Aimed at Home

The country's latest humanitarian efforts in the Middle East are designed to win over its own increasingly testy Muslims.


Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Win Over the White House

The Saudis are thrilled that Barack Obama is out of office. But will they get what they need from the Trump administration?


Terrorists Are Not Snowflakes

The West has started treating would-be terrorists as children in need of protection from radical ideas. That's as dangerous as it is insulting.


Can the ‘She-Wolf’ Who Rejected the Harem Take On Sultan Erdogan?

The feisty, nationalist grandmother Meral Aksener is a real threat to unseat Turkey’s demagogic president. If he doesn’t toss her in jail first.

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