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Identity Goes Beyond Islam in Pakistan

A country founded on the basis of religious identity, Pakistan must now embrace ethnic pluralism to find unity in the fight against terrorism.

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Looking for Allah as a Shiite in Saudi Arabia

I came to Mecca seeking spiritual enlightenment. I found discrimination and distrust.

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Saudi Women Are Getting Down to Business

A surge in female employment is changing social norms and shaking up marriages in this conservative kingdom.

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The War for Islam

Amid a roiling Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia are fanning the fires of sectarianism and playing politics in a zero-sum proxy war of religious fervor.

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What It’s Like to Live in the Capital of the ‘Caliphate’

Religious sermons, air strikes, and itchy mandatory beards -- just another normal day in Raqqa.

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