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Fiddler on the Front Line

On the outskirts of Kiev, one rabbi is using the war in eastern Ukraine to revive a long-lost way of life: the shtetl.

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Fethullah Gulen’s Race to the Top Is Over

The Turkish cleric's decades-long plan to use schools to acquire political power and cultural influence has ended in shambles.

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Erdogan’s Purge Is a Sectarian War

The alliance between Erdogan and Gulen came apart because it's impossible to reconcile their rival interpretations of Islam — and Islamism.

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The Public Trial of Fethullah Gulen

The Pennsylvania-based cleric is a leading reformer of moderate Islam — either that, or the head of a dangerous terrorist organization.

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Dredging Up the Demons

Is collective memory of national nightmares always a good thing?

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Solving Islam’s Extremist Problem Starts With Solving its Homophobia Problem

Muslim religious leaders who condemn acts of terror but promulgate intolerance are fanning the flames of hatred.

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