A novel written by a 12th-century Arab writer about a boy alone on an island influenced the Daniel Defoe classic ‘Robinson Crusoe.’
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes Hindus more equal than religious minorities, Muslims seek equality from the secular Constitution, not Shariah.
Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.
The Quran introduced blood money as a path to “mercy” and to end tribal conflicts — not as impunity for the rich.
The Quran has many verses that command a courteous response to even a terrible insult to Islam.
Across much of the Islamic world, many Muslims are disillusioned with the ugly things done in the name of their religion.
What they need is American leadership to help them make peace.
Before there was a Western civilization, there was Islamic civilization.
The Ottoman Empire was more liberal.
Far from spreading Shariah, as Islamophobes have suggested, America’s Muslim clerics are focusing on a more familiar trend: youngsters blending into American life.