Tag Archives: Islam

Syria, jihad and the boys from Tunisia’s Ben Guerdane

“It’s not acceptable,” says the young Tunisian from behind his wispy beard. “No human on this planet will accept it, and no Arab.” In crushing a nationwide uprising, Bashar Al Assad has insulted Islam by destroying mosques while followers of … Continue reading

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An Islamic (religious) government for Syria: A good or bad idea ?

By: Omar Ayloush I wrote this article in response to the many comments and remarks, I have been hearing from those sympathizing or supporting the Syrian Revolution but calling for a religious state in a post Assad Syria,Ā particularly from the … Continue reading

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PM urges Washington to do more for people of Syria

The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, yesterday took the opportunity at a key US-Islamic forum that began here yesterday to urge Washington to do more to help the people of … Continue reading

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In Syria, Expelling the Peacemakers

By: Stephanie SaldaƱa SEVEN years ago, I stood in the chapel of a monastery in the Syrian desert and stared up at a wall of frescoes from the 13th century. Nearby, a burly man in a gray habit was explaining … Continue reading

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Inside a Syrian Quran School for Women: The Spiritual Roots of a Revolution

By: Kamran Pasha Women have been the heart and backbone of Islam from its beginnings. From the courage of Khadija, Prophet Muhammad’s first wife and first convert, to the scholarship and fiery independence of his later wife Aisha; from the … Continue reading

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