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More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

By The Editorial Board The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program. The disclosure also raised troubling questions about whether the city was violating a federal court order that

Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

By Robert F. Worth A decade ago, suicide bombings were still rare events. The political scientist Robert Pape counted a global total of 315 attacks from 1980, when they were first established as a modern terrorist method, through 2003. In the following two years, that number doubled. Today, the total is more than two thousand,

The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

From Neil Curry and Jenny Soffel, for CNN (CNN) – Editor’s note: Watch CNN’s TV theme week Comic Book Heroes from June 10-17 on World Report, CNN Newstream and I-desk. Ten years ago a Kuwaiti graduate from an American business school took a cab ride through London. By the end of the journey he had formed an idea which would spread

The Other Side of the Story

The Other Side of the Story

By Gail Collins The deck is always stacked when we debate keeping the nation safe. Recently, we discovered that the National Security Agency is keeping an enormous file of our phone calls. In the N.S.A.’s defense, its chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, said “dozens” of potential terrorist attacks had been thwarted by that kind of effort.

Muslim Leader Bridges Cultures

Muslim Leader Bridges Cultures

By Lisa Wangsness On a rainy afternoon in early April at Boston’s largest mosque, the sheikh in the seersucker suit was in his office, offering comfort and advice. To a young student wondering if he should get engaged: “Aw, man, just go for it!” To a middle-aged man agonizing over how to care for his

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation

Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero

Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero

By Samuel G. Freedman ELKADER, Iowa — Amid an expanse of undulating farmland, deep in the steep valley carved by the Turkey River, the town of Elkader sits most of the year in remote obscurity. Population 1,200 and gradually shrinking, it is the seat of a county without a single traffic light. Improbably enough, this

Link Between Islam And Violence Rejected

Link Between Islam And Violence Rejected

By Jaweed Kaleem After the Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslims who investigators said were motivated in part by radical Islam, American Muslims were quick to condemn the bombings and plea for Americans to not retaliate against the peaceful majority. Now, the results of a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and

Fasting and Olympics

Fasting and Olympics

James Christie As the sun set on Thursday, millions of Muslims worldwide began the holy month of Ramadan, when fasting during daylight hours is a religious requirement. Included in this group are more than 3,000 Muslim athletes and officials attending the London Olympic Games, faced with the challenge of balancing religion with athletic training. The

Ramadan Around the World

Ramadan Around the World

By Michelle Locke What’s on the table for Ramadan? Plenty. If you were expecting kebabs and more kebabs, think again. Food served during the Islamic observance is as diverse as the Muslim world itself. Ramadan, which lasts one month and falls on July 20 this year, focuses on spirituality and inner reflection, with observers fasting