The legacy of the Crusades in contemporary Muslim world

The conflict between the West and the Arab and Islamic worlds is at its core political.

by As'ad AbuKhalil

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.

United Kingdom

UK Muslims press for peace at 10 Downing Street

Engagement2030 campaign in more than 125 locations worldwide aims to dispel myths and build interfaith understanding.


China: Muslim site blocked after petition to president

Authors of letter to president challenging "crimes of totalitarian system" say website shut down after their petition.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.


Bernard-Henri Levy on ISIL, Islam and France

The French philosopher debates civil liberties and compares "jihadism" to Nazism.


Anti-Islam Wilders calls hate speech verdict 'insanity'

Dutch court convicts anti-Islam PVV party leader Geert Wilders of discrimination for leading a chant against Moroccans.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem

Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade's conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.


The enduring influence of the Crusades

How Muslim extremists and American conservatives came to find comfort in Crusade metaphors.

United States

Letter threatening genocide sent to several US mosques

The FBI is not investigating letters sent to mosques in six more states promising to "cleanse" America of Muslims.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish president urges all Muslims to "embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem" as a common duty.


Dutch parliament approves partial face veil ban

Law - pending senate's approval - outlaws face veils, ski masks and helmets in some public places, but not the streets.


What the hijab means to me

From Nigeria to Uruguay, women share their thoughts and feelings about the hijab.

United States

'Hateful letters' sent to three California mosques

CAIR considers asking FBI to investigate letters saying "You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out".


Dutch politicians debate ban on Muslim headwear

Bill set to pass in parliament outlawing face coverings in government buildings and health and education settings.