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Mission Civilisatrice 2.0: The Ivory Tower Approach to Islam and Politics

Mission Civilisatrice 2.0: The Ivory Tower Approach to Islam and Politics

By Nukhet A. Sandal As a political scientist, I enjoy the heated back-and-forth of conversation with academic colleagues in conferences and workshops. We competitively compare our statistical regressions and venture judgments on countries we have visited once, maybe twice. How can we make sure that Egyptians achieve a viable democracy? Who do we support in

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

By Brooke Obie In 2006, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison was elected to represent Minnesota’s 5th district, becoming the state’s first African American representative and the first Muslim to serve in Congress. To both praise and controversy, Ellison was sworn into office on a copy of the Qur’an once owned by Thomas Jefferson, a reminder of the religious

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

By Gayatri Rangachari Shah DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh, a country ravaged in recent years by mass protests, typhoons and factory fires that killed hundreds, may seem like an unusual place for a global arts event. But an ambitious initiative driven by a local entrepreneurial couple is looking to change that. “This is the time for

Having Faith in a Community

Having Faith in a Community

By Dr. Saud Anwar When I took the oath of office, as the newly elected mayor of the South Windsor, CT, the fact that I am the first mayor of the Muslim faith in CT, was the last thing on my mind. I am a critical care physician. When I enter the ICU, my patient’s condition,

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

By Gary Morley and Neil Curry (CNN) – It was in the cave of Hira that the prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran. For rugby’s original wild child Sonny Bill Williams, meeting a Tunisian family who lived with their five children in a one-bedroom flat in the south of France proved pivotal to

Daily Life In Pakistan: A Heartening Look At The Often-Troubled Nation (PHOTOS)

Daily Life In Pakistan: A Heartening Look At The Often-Troubled Nation (PHOTOS)

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and tragedy of worlds you may have never before seen. [See Photos

Who Is the Real Muslim Woman Superhero?

Who Is the Real Muslim Woman Superhero?

By Samina Ali By now, many of you know that Marvel Comic’s next Ms. Marvel will be Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old high school student from Jersey City who happens to be a Muslim. With the award-winning writer, G. Willow Wilson, penning her adventures, I’m confident Kamala Khan will be a welcome change from the usual,

‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’, Seville

‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’, Seville

By Julius Purcell Put a square on another square, rotate it, and you get an eight-point star. Put that star with others, and you get new stars and new squares. Set those into a lattice of multicoloured glass, like the 15th-century north African window in this new exhibition, and you get an object of prismatic,

Born in Protest, a Soccer Team Hailed by the People and the Government

Born in Protest, a Soccer Team Hailed by the People and the Government

By Carlotta Gall ALGIERS — They have a reputation for smashing everything in their wake. Their nickname is the Chnawa, literally “the Chinese,” a politically incorrect reference not only to their large numbers but also to their reputation as an unstoppable horde. They are the fans of Mouloudia Algiers, the doyen of soccer in Algeria

Casting Light on Little-Known Story of Albania Rescuing Jews From Nazis

Casting Light on Little-Known Story of Albania Rescuing Jews From Nazis

By Joseph Berger There were a handful of European nations where the Nazi killing machine sputtered, but few seem more remarkable and less illuminated than Albania. With ordinary Albanians moving Jews from hide-out to hide-out to elude capture, Albania saved virtually all of its 200 native Jews and 400 Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. The