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Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage - The Conversation US

Breathless reporting accompanies each attack, with little time spent addressing the underlying causes. Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Google, CC BY-SA. Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage. May 31, 2017 9.55pm EDT ...and more »

Why Jefferson's vision of American Islam matters today - The Conversation US

Denise A. Spellberg does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

These Muslim Convert Stories Will Challenge Your Perspective Of Islam - HuffPost

At a time of heightened Islamophobia, Western converts could be the key to bridging cultural barriers and eliminating misconceptions. 05/31/2017 05:43 pm ET Updated Oct 04, 2017. Courtesy Kristiane Backer/ABDUL WAHID PEDERSEN. In sharing these stories ...and more »

Ramadan can make Lenten fasting seem tepid - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Muslim boys pray as they wait to end their fast of Ramadan in Srinagar, India. (CNS/EPA/Farooq Khan). Every year when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan rolls around, I stand in awe of my Muslim sisters and brothers. The fast that Muslims observe during ...and more »

How Iranians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan - Tehran Times

People in Iran is mesmerized by the spirit of Ramadan every year. Different tribes and ethnic groups in the country have special rituals to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan has been a great event for Iranians since the advent of Islam and ...and more »

For Recent Converts, Ramadan Is Much More Than A Physical Challenge - HuffPost

When Catherine Houlihan made the decision to convert to Islam, the self-described “type A” personality approached it like she does many things in her life ― with deliberation and intent. Houlihan, who was born into a Irish Catholic family, told ...and more »

How terrorists warp the meaning of Ramadan to justify their atrocities - Washington Post

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time to reread the Koran, focus on one's faith, be charitable and commune with family and friends in celebration of life and God. The belief is that acts of piety, or even everyday kindnesses, are rewarded more ...and more »

Like it or not, Islam is a problem - The Australian

The award for this week's most fatuous statement goes to Chris Patten, a former Thatcher government minister, who wrote, “Terrorists cannot defeat democracy.” Quite so, but they can kill a lot of people on the way to defeat. Patten also wrote, “Those ...and more »

Self-denial should be for Catholics, too - Catholic Herald Online

The fuss we make about giving up sweets seems ridiculous when a billion Muslims aren't even drinking water. Catholics once took abstinence seriously. Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer, started last weekend, days after the Manchester ...and more »

Thinking of Malaysia as an Islamic state — Part 3 - Malay Mail Online

First, a significant majority of Malaysian Muslims preferred to be identified as Muslims first (and not as Malays or Malaysians) and secondly they preferred that national laws be replaced by the teachings of the Quran or for the values and principles ...and more »