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  • Photo essay | Iran’s paramilitary Basij volunteer corps

     
    With a presence in nearly every city and town across Iran, the paramilitary Basij volunteer corps has an ever-increasing influence on life in the Islamic Republic. Authorities created the Basij, which means mobilization in Persian, just after the country'...
  • 'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism

     'Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here' examines resisting fundamentalism
    When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 25 – March 31, 2013

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Dem Geraldine Thompson helps GOP crusade against Shariah law

     
    Last week, I wrote about how some Florida Republicans were so worried about Muslims infiltrating Florida's court system that they had filed a bill that was so flawed, the Senate's own analysts said it was potentially unconstitutional: ( “Florida...
  • The Week in Pictures | Sept. 9-15, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Last Wednesday, Americans returned to the grim task of commemorating the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the day Islamist fundamentalists seized four airliners and killed nearly...
  • Bold Papal Gestures, Past & Future

     
    Benedict XVI begins to consider his legacy as pope while the cardinals prepare for their conclave in which the next pope will be chosen. As the conclave considers its future leader the question remains: will they choose a pope from the Southern Hemisphere...
  • Rollins College: Illiberal Education?

     
    Rollins College recently booted Intervarsity Christian Fellowship off campus. ICF is a 136 year old ministry founded by students at Cambridge, England, known more for its laborious lectures and academic publications than any sense of extremism or cultic...
  • Book banning in our time

     
    UPDATE -- Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is asking principals to disregard an earlier order to pull the graphic novel “Persepolis” out of schools by the end of today, but she asked that schools stop teaching the book to........
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
  • Pictures in the News | July 8, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where an NTSB investigative team arrives to inspect the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 during their first site assessment in San Francisco....
  • Pictures in the News | October 14, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the...