US & Canada

The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate'

The imperial-age idea of the 'conspiratorial Muslim' has re-emerged with new force and scope.

by Kevin Schwartz


'Islamophobia to blame' for South Africa mosque attacks

Muslim leaders call for calm and unity after mosques in Cape Town are defiled with pig blood and a pig's snout.


On Muslims, swimming lessons, and European secularism

A recent ECHR ruling in favour of Switzerland puts to test democratic and secular principles in Europe.

by H A Hellyer


Now and then, who to blame?

While history does not repeat itself in full details, it always shows us some patterns that we should always consider.

by Ahmed Al Sheikh


New York police allow Sikh and Muslims to grow beards

In a move aimed at inclusion, the New York Police Department also agrees to allow Sikhs to wear turbans.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.


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.