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Holding Our Tongues

Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?

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Does Talking About ‘Islamism’ Make Us ‘Islamophobic’?

How a ‘high-level’ panel discussion at the United Nations danced around definitions—and why it matters

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My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel

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The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Screen Controversial Film

Much to the chagrin of some at NYU

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Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance

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Tablet Gives Moses Award to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

After Brandeis president disgracefully revokes her honorary degree

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Remembering Moshe Gil, Historian of Medieval Jewry

A friend and former classmate pays tribute to the late scholar and author

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Jews and Muslims Break Their Fasts Together

Brooklyn synagogue hosts joint Tisha B’Av fast break and Ramadan iftar

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How Ed Koch Honored My Son

The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’

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Our Abraham, Not Theirs

Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions

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Islamic College Funded by Jews

The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims

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Behind the Veil of Islamophobia

The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness

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Jewish Aleppo, Lost Forever

The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war

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Free-Speech Hypocrisy in Europe

A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response

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Modern Muslim Girls

Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education

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Q&A: Sam Harris

The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man

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Hezbollah’s Newest Threat

Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again

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Adel Imam and Arab Farce

Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.

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Iran’s Missing Nuclear Fatwa

Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.

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Heroine Stupor

Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual

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Out of Tune

A Hamas official’s visit to Tunisia prompts an anti-Semitic demonstration—and soul-searching about the treatment of Jews in North Africa

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Dream Land

Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11

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Ramadan Promises a Not-So-Easy Fast

For Muslims, a summer month is a longer month

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Anti-Defamation

The Egyptian-born anti-Islamic activist Nonie Darwish, whose life story and outspoken views on Israel and the Arab world make her someone Jews should support, was unfairly tarred in Tablet

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Heretic

Despite the complicated history of Jewish defectors, the Jewish right has embraced Muslim apostates like Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-born Christian convert who voices anti-Islamic rhetoric

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Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

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The New Anti-Semitism

Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews

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Lawless

‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest

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