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Orphans of Modernity and Broken Pens

Dr Mohammed Moussa
Two brothers wrought unspeakable violence against their own fellow citizens in the streets of Paris. Victims included journalists and police officers whose lives were extinguished by gunmen who sought to defend the honour of the Prophet Muhammad. ...

Are we helping to ‘radicalise’ Muslim youth with our collective ignorance of Islam? by David Thomson

Could white, educated, privileged, liberal, non-Muslims have a hand in their fate and one of the keys to their redemption in our hands? In the West, ‘we’ (the white, non-Muslim majority) are generally much ...

Satire in the Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

Neda Ulaby
"Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected killers obviously reflect ...

Why Muslims Should Embrace Free Speech by Sunny Hundal

Sunny Hundal
Late last year I was invited to speak at the LSE Islamic Society on Islamophobia and the media. Rather than preach to the converted, I decide to challenge my audience by making the case for more free speech, even if included insults to their ...