Why the Persecution of Muslims Should Be on Biden’s Agenda
The incoming U.S. president must hold China and other countries accountable for religious persecution—and counter Beijing’s global campaign to destroy human rights.
Turkey’s Year of Living Dangerously
Turkey took its expansionist vision to new heights in 2020—but with a battered economy, growing opposition, and now U.S. sanctions, it’s not clear how long that can continue.
Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.
By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.
Austria, Not France, Is the Model for Europe’s Crackdown on Islamists
Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years.
France’s Muslims Could Learn from the African American Muslim Experience
An indigenous form of Islam developed within the West—rather than influenced by leaders from abroad—is the path to integration and peaceful coexistence.
France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. It’s Reality.
Liberal critics of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign against radicalism misunderstand the crisis his country faces.
Macron’s Not Worried About Islam. He’s Worried About Le Pen.
The French president’s talk of a crisis among French Muslims is the latest example of mainstream politicians pandering to the far-right.
Macron Wants to Start an Islamic Revolution
The French president is planning to curb the influence of extremist clerics—but his critics see something more sinister.
The End of the Age of Insurgency
A wave of insurgent Islamism arrived in the West 20 years ago—and disappeared just as quickly.
How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
The TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence.
Why a Quiet Hajj Is Hurting Somalia
Somalia usually sells millions of animals to Saudi Arabia to feed pilgrims. This year, it has nowhere to send its goats.
China’s Own Documents Show Potentially Genocidal Sterilization Plans in Xinjiang
Ethnic minorities are being targeted by family planning departments as reproduction restrictions loosen on Han Chinese.
Erdogan Should Not Erase Turkey’s Christian Past
The Turkish president wants to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. Destroying its dual Orthodox-Islamic heritage would be a blow to religious pluralism and tolerance.
Religious Leaders Must Not Be Tempted to Jump on the Reopening Bandwagon
After months of lockdown, believers of all faiths are clamoring for houses of worship to fully open their doors to group prayer. Doing it too soon could be disastrous.
Pakistan’s Government Is Caught Between a Mosque and a Hard Place
The authorities are struggling to enforce social distancing rules during Ramadan.
To Fast or Not to Fast—That Is the Coronavirus Question for Ramadan
With Ramadan services sharply curtailed due to the pandemic, many Muslims are wondering if the required fasting might also pose a health risk.
Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The world’s major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition—and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.
In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.
For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.
Amid Darkness, There Is Still Hope in the Middle East
A rare book treats the region’s residents as empowered individuals who can shape their collective future, rather than portraying them as geopolitical pawns.
India’s Muslims Accuse Police of Targeted Killings
As protests against a new citizenship law sweep the country, signs that the authorities are condoning and even instigating violence have India’s Muslims alarmed.