Politics

The Death Rattle of Islamic State’s Moroccan Fighters

The Death Rattle of Islamic State’s Moroccan Fighters

As the siege on Islamic State closes in, particularly in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and Raqqa in Syria, the fate of Moroccan fighters is…

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Throughout Islamic history, women have played a prominent role in war. Aisha, considered the mother of all believers, was part of the Battle of the…

Did Politics Influence the Way in Which Islam Reached Us?

Did Politics Influence the Way in Which Islam Reached Us?

In a remarkable scene in Will and Ariel Durant's The Story of Civilization, Ladislaus V of Hungary summoned Cardinal Julian Cesarini—who was deputy to the…

Egypt’s Long History of Targeting Copts Culminates in Sinai

Egypt’s Long History of Targeting Copts Culminates in Sinai

Dozens of families gathered around the Evangelical Church in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, laden with suitcases that carried nothing but a fraction of…

Marine Le Pen and the Veil as Political Tactic

Marine Le Pen and the Veil as Political Tactic

During French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's visit to Dar al-Fatwa in Beirut, an aide of the Grand Mufti offered her a veil (headscarf), asking…

How Russia United Foes and Reclaimed the Middle East

How Russia United Foes and Reclaimed the Middle East

"Russia has been a great power for centuries, and remains so. It has always had and still has legitimate zones of interest ... We should…