The Weaponization of Moderate Islam

August 23, 2021

Why Headscarves Matter So Much to Turkey

July 30, 2021

Many news outlets carried stories in mid-July of the Turkish government’s condemnation of a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) upholding a ban on headscarves in certain circumstances, in which an employer wishes to convey a “neutral image.” In doing so, it is weighing into the...

Coffee: More Than a Buzz

February 16, 2021

Macron Claims Islam Is in “Crisis.” Erdogan Disagrees

October 27, 2020

In France, Samuel Paty was beheaded on October 16 near Paris. He was a history teacher who had shown caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his students in a lesson on freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. Paty’s killer, Abdullakh Anzorov, is an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. He arrived in...

Egypt: An Outcast in Your Own Country

August 05, 2020

What Should Muslims Sacrifice This Eid al-Adha?

July 21, 2020

At the end of July, Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the second of the two great Islamic festivals. It honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. God had mercy on him and spared Abraham from losing his son. Abraham sacrificed a sheep...

Ramadan Explained

April 25, 2020

Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community

December 05, 2019

The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book, the image of a “violent and irrational” Muslim continues to...

Is Islamophobia on the Rise?

May 05, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Peter Riddell, vice-principal at the Melbourne School of Theology in Australia. Islamophobia can be seen in a variety of ways. As a form of intolerance and discrimination, it risks affecting relations between Muslims and non-Muslims and...

Nowruz: Celebrating History’s Cycle of Birth and Rebirth

April 02, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Afshin Marashi, professor of modern Iranian history at the University of Oklahoma. Nowruz is the ancient Iranian celebration of the new year. Although it is difficult to say with certainty when it was first marked, there are some accounts...

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