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The Swiss ban on minarets may seem insignificant, but it is hitched to bigger stories about mass immigration, economic depression and the rebirth of fascism in Europe.

Alarmist tracts about immigration in Europe are debates about Muslims--not with them.

TNR's more significant sin is to weaken the bond between Israel and liberal American Jews--which is to say, most of them.

With Pentagon cash, contractors bribe insurgents not to attack supply lines for US troops

The new progressive Jewish organization J Street has benefited from the blogosphere's interest. But will exposure turn into political mobilization?

Tom Dine, for thirteen years head of AIPAC, now works for a two-state solution and on improving US-Syrian relations.

The Jewish push for peace is surging through the grassroots, but leaders and policy-makers are still turning a deaf ear.

Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"

Matthew Murray, a disturbed young gunman behind the the shootings in Colorado Springs, chose to end his nightmare and rebel against Christian-right self-help gurus and cult-like doctrines.

Christian agencies lavish support services on pregnant women--if they give up their babies.

Blogs

Lennon’s song turns out to be not so utopian.

March 24, 2011

The more Europe's conservatives woo far-right groups, the likelier they are to learn to play nicely together.

March 10, 2011

Over the next twenty years Muslim population in the US will double. As the numbers increase, will levels of mutual understanding and respect do the same?

February 4, 2011

Ugandan activist David Kato was a leading voice against the country's notorious "Anti-Homosexuality Bill"—which was written with the help of three American evangelicals. Now Kato has been found murdered.

January 27, 2011

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Republican senators attacked Harry Reid for keeping the chamber working as the Holiday approached. What would these Tories have told George Washington and the troops who were preparing to cross the Delaware? And what would Tom Paine have said about today's summer soldiers?

December 24, 2010

30 mosques, 30 states, 30 days

September 28, 2010

Can the Texas Board of Education use its purchasing power to determine how Islam is portrayed in your state's textbooks?

September 28, 2010

Our country has a pattern of losing its mind over issues that later turn out to be insignificant.

August 17, 2010

Responses to Eric's marathon Obama article and an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu.

July 15, 2010