Politics, Not Faith, Behind Shia-Sunni Divide in Iraq

Feb 09

Almost daily, we hear distressing stories of sectarian violence in Iraq. This has caused many Americans to realize that Islam, like other religions, is not a monolithic faith. With more than 1.2 billion followers worldwide, Islam naturally encompasses tremendous diversity in its followers. Islam guides its faithful to seek peace, justice and unity, yet Muslims have...

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American Muslims: Integration and Disenfranchisement

Feb 06

[This is an abridged version of a paper presented at “Changing Societies and Transatlantic Relations,” co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Robert Schuman Foundation and held in Washington, D.C. October 27-28, 2005] The paper was published in: “Changing Identities–Evolving Values Is There Still a...

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