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The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal.

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The Blasphemy Brigade

Saudi and Egyptian officials walked arm in arm with the unity marchers in Paris. But the blasphemy laws they’re happy to push at home are hypocritical, cynical, and dangerous.

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72 Virgins and a Five-Panel Cartoon

This paradise isn't quite what the Kouachi brothers expected.

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Islam Will Not Have Its Own ‘Reformation’

Stop expecting a Muslim Martin Luther. No two religions follow the same historical path.

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The Lighthouse Dims

Alexandria, once the pulsing cosmopolitan heart of the Arab World, is now the base for Egypt’s Salafists, a hardline Islamist movement that has tied its fortunes to the country’s autocratic new president.

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