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  • A New Muslim Feminism?

    In Berlin, the opening of a new and most unusual mosque, the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque, has incited both support and outrage. What makes this mosque special is that both men and women pray together. This mixed mosque was founded and is led by the female imam and self-proclaimed Muslim...
  • A heart of blood: Muslims crowd French prisons

    For a long time now, the overwhelming presence of Muslims in the French carceral system has been vividly criticized. Today, in light of recent terrorist attacks and fear of growing radicalization, this issue raised by this observation becomes more vital than ever. The high rate of Muslim incarceration constitutes...
  • Crescent and croissants: the difficult history of French Islam

    The crescent and the croissant are respective symbols of Islam and France. At first glance, they might not seem to have a lot in common, but the croissant, arguably one of the most famous pillars of French culture and cuisine, was originally created by the Austrians and shaped like a crescent in...
  • Give Peace a Chance,With War

    “The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.” (Omar Bradley) Fighting for peace is an oxymoron.  Parties must stop...
  • Who Are You To Judge?

    There seems to be a new trend taking off in Lebanon, but it’s not exactly what anyone would suspect. Over the past few months there has been an increasing presence of conservative Muslim men as guests on political talk shows, and they all appear to have one condition- if...
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