Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French Ambassador

Just a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist group. But after violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.

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The President vs. the American Media

After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”

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From Iraq, an Intimate Glimpse of the Religious Holiday of Arbaeen

Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on the central Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Shiite holiday of Arbaeen, one of the largest organized gatherings in the world.

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France’s Hardening Defense of Cartoons of Muhammad Could Lead to ‘A Trap’

Once denounced by French leaders, the images are now defended across the political spectrum, widening a divide with Muslim nations and leaving many French Muslims alienated.

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France, Waging a Crackdown, Honors a Teacher and Depicts a Plot in Beheading

Two teenagers were paid about $350 to identify a teacher later decapitated outside his school. As the nation mourns, officials move against what they see as militant Islam.

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Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.

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Paris Attack Suspect Wanted to Target Charlie Hebdo With Arson

The suspect in a stabbing last week near the former office of Charlie Hebdo showed interest in a hard-line Islamic group, authorities say.

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American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom

The shooting of Tahir Ahmad Naseem drew strong U.S. condemnation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which are often used to persecute and intimidate religious minorities.

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Would Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.

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Saudi Arabia Must Suspend the Hajj During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The presence of millions of pilgrims in Mecca and Medina will have lethal consequences.

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Ramadan Worldwide: Pakistan, India, Indonesia, US, Egypt

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.

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Ramadan Amid the Coronavirus: ‘We Will Make the Best Out of It’

Some Muslim doctors are saving lives while fasting. For the rest of us, this holy month won’t be heroic but it will be enough.

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