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  • See the world: Valentine's Day in Iraq

     
    Today our photo comes from the Muslim holy city of Karbala, Iraq, where Shiite Muslim women in black abayas are shopping for Valentine's Day. Iraq has embraced Valentine's Day this year, the Associated Press reports.Though conservative Muslims have...
  • Remembering the New York Times' Anthony Shadid in Beirut

     
    New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid died in Syria on Thursday, apparently of an asthma attack. Reporters and other people who knew Anthony Shadid well shared their remembrances of him Friday after the news spread....
  • Sharia Law

     
    I wrote in Saturday’s column about the group Muslims and Christians United, which among other things has been meeting once a month to discuss issues involving the Muslim and Christian faiths. I promised to provide more information about its next.......
  • Nigerian majority doesn't back Boko Haram views, poll finds

     
    The majority of Nigerians do not back the views of Boko Haram, a militant group that has carried out deadly attacks in an attempt to impose Islamic law on Nigeria, the Gallup polling group found. Gallup did face-to-face interviews with 1,000 people in...
  • Muslim Brotherhood: U.S. aid cuts may alter Egypt-Israel treaty

     
    The Muslim Brotherhood suggested Thursday that Cairo might reconsider its commitment to a peace treaty with Israel if the U.S. cuts $1.3 billion in military aid in retaliation for a deepening diplomatic crisis over American-funded pro-democracy groups...
  • Afghans protest disposal of Muslim holy books at U.S. base

     
    Koran burning: An angry protest erupted outside a sprawling U.S.-run military installation on Tuesday after base personnel allegedly disposed improperly of religious materials including Muslim holy books....
  • Islamic rebel group claims responsibility for Nigerian prison break

     
    Nigerian militants Boko Haram free 119 inmates in jail break: Heavily armed gunmen on motorbikes stormed a Nigerian prison, blew open the front gate and freed 119 inmates, authorities said Thursday. Islamic rebel goup, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility...
  • The impertinence!

     
    A reader writes: Might it be worth mentioning that many of the same people concerned about the government's "war on religion" (in the contraceptive situation) were actually urging the government to halt construction of a Muslim community center only two.....
  • Anthony Shadid's death: An L.A. Times reporter recalls a colleague

     
    Los Angeles Times Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell shares his recollections about Anthony Shadid, a New York Times foreign correspondent who died of an apparent asthma attack Thursday in Syria: There was always a double edge about seeing Anthony...
  • Franklin Graham apologizes for remarks about Obama

     
    Religion News Service reporter Adelle M. Banks writes about Franklin Graham's apology for questioning President Barack Obama's religious faith: WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelist Franklin Graham apologized Tuesday to President Obama for questioning his Christian...
  • Sorry?

     
    On "Meet the Press" today, Rick Santorum, R-Humanae Vitae, clumsily took issue with the U.S. apology for the burning of Korans in Afghanistan: I don't think the president should apologize for something that was clearly inadvertent....This was a mistake...