The Austrian authorities’ moves towards banning ‘political Islam’ and criminalising the Brotherhood are ill-conceived.
John L Esposito is University Professor and Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University. His recent books are The Future ... of Islam and (with Ibrahim Kalin) Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century.
In just the last two months, nearly two dozen activists have been charged under Malaysia’s archaic.
The military-led removal of Mohamed Morsi belies free and fair elections, rule of law and human rights.
The US must acknowledge that the overthrow of an elected government, replaced by military-appointed officials, is a coup.
Romney just doesn’t understand how foreign policy works.
Religious extremists exploit underlying East-West animosity, fomenting mob violence for their own political ends.
Racist and vitriolic “us and them” language feeds a culture war that increasingly targets immigrants and non-whites.
Israel’s intransigence on the flotilla killings will further isolate the country in the international community.