Islam

Women Who Wear Hijab Can Have a Better Body Image, Study Says
What the hijab tells us about standards of beauty from different parts of the world
September 10, 2014

The veil can be oppressive, but so are beauty standards.

What ISIS's Leader Really Wants
The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes
September 01, 2014

The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes.

This Is What Wannabe Jihadists Order on Amazon Before Leaving for Syria
August 22, 2014

And what that tells us about radicalization.

History's Lesson for the Middle East: When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow
August 22, 2014

History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead. 

Stop Saying “Moderate Muslims.” You're Only Empowering Islamophobes.
June 25, 2014

Diversity within religions is just as important to America as the diversity of religions.

Conservatives Claim That Moderate Muslims Are "Irrelevant" Because of Extremists. How Ironic.
June 19, 2014

The right's Islam critique brilliantly captures the dilemma facing the conservative movement in America today.

Thomas Jefferson Was a Muslim
A candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. In the 18th century, not the 21st.
April 25, 2014

In the smear campaign before the U.S. presidential election, a candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. The time was the 18th century, not the 21st.

Islamic Fundamentalists vs the Missionary Position
January 22, 2014

The best 9/11 novel is a comic one

Fox News Warns of Invading Muslim Schoolgirls Bent on Swim Classes
December 03, 2013

If you have ever tuned in to Fox News and seen Heather Nauert on the air, you have probably also registered surprise that she is able to string an entire sentence together. But not only can she talk—she can also read.

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