Asaduddin Owaisi’s Bid to Redefine Indian Secularism
Muslims need their own nationwide party, he believes. And he’s going to build it.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
China’s Crackdown on Islam Brings Back Memories of 1975 Massacre
Islamophobia has spread far beyond the persecuted Uyghur minority.
French Secularism Isn’t Illiberal
Letting culture wars drive debate about “laïcité” obscures similarities between France and the United States.
Why Is Putin Afraid of Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Since they were labeled an extremist group in 2017, more than 400 have been charged or convicted.
Did Israel’s Security State Fail the COVID Test?
Netanyahu’s focus on maintaining ultra-Orthodox support as the pandemic raged didn’t help him win, but it has left deep scars.
The U.S. Needs Deradicalization—for Christian Extremists
Programs designed to reform violent jihadis could help tackle the spread of QAnon and other conspiracy theories in evangelical communities.
Killing Moderate Pakistan, One Advocate for Tolerance at a Time
Two gruesome anniversaries show that the country’s democratic founding ideals are dead—with potentially devastating consequences.
The Hard Edge of the Pope’s Moral Power
The pontiff’s Middle Eastern diplomacy may seem superficial, but it could make a huge practical impact.
Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned
Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.
The Pope Is on a Mission to Heal Post-Genocide Iraq
The Roman pontiff is traveling with a message of peace to a country where the Christian population has been decimated.
Why Has France’s Islamist Separatism Bill Caused Such Controversy?
While the French far-right believes the bill could do more to fight extremism, the country’s Muslim population feels the legislation is unfairly targeting their community.
The World According to ‘God’s Harvard’
Patrick Henry College’s focus on governance gives it a unique place among right-wing Christian schools.
Biden and Pope Francis Could Make a Climate Change Miracle
How the new U.S. leader and the liberal pontiff—like presidents and popes before them—can cooperate to transform American politics.
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Imran Khan’s Silence on Uighurs Undercuts His Defense of Muslims Worldwide
The Pakistani prime minister has said nothing on his ally China’s oppression of Islamic minorities.
Defining Islamophobia Is the First Step Toward Addressing It
In the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is on the rise, but existing anti-racist measures are not equipped to deal with it.
Don’t Pursue Saudi-Israeli Peace at Jordan’s Expense
The Hashemite Kingdom views custodianship of Jerusalem’s holy sites as a core national interest. Rumors that Riyadh is seeking to displace Amman would humiliate and weaken the Jordanian monarchy and endanger regional security.