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Overturning Roe v. Wade Doesn’t Need Sharia Analogies

The Sharia Fallacy of Roe v. Wade

For five decades, lobbyists and pro-life advocates have pushed to overturn Roe v. Wade; not sharia law enthusiasts. The American political system allowed for the Supreme Court to become right-leaning; not governing rules inspired by the Taliban.

Ramadan TV Blurs Fact and Fiction

Ramadan TV Blurs Fact and Fiction

It is of course difficult to discern truth from fiction in such works of art, particularly given the secretive nature of these dealings, but they all add up to a relentless sort of public framing that primes minds to think about events, groups and people in a certain way.

The Saudis’ Religious Legacy

The Saudis’ Religious Legacy

It is difficult to glean the actual impetus behind the initial decision to ban the broadcast in the first place. The scenes from the holy mosques are emotive to a lot of observant Muslims and cement Saudi Arabia’s role as the custodian of the holy mosques and an Islamic center. They are also powerful showcases of the state’s organizational prowess in pulling off such seminal events hosting millions of faithful every year.

Kareem Shaheen
In Kyiv, Defiance and Resilience

In Kyiv, Defiance and Resilience

From her home, a mother and professional tells of brave persistence despite the anxiety brought on by invasion in Kyiv.

Riada Asimovic Akyol
At the Olympics, Arab Unity Remains Elusive

At the Olympics, Arab Unity Remains Elusive

If any cause should inspire Muslim solidarity and empathy it is the plight of the Uyghurs, certainly more so than other ridiculous causes that have prompted widespread outrage like a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad or a film in which an actress removes her underwear offscreen.

Kareem Shaheen
Netflix’s Perfect Strangers Has More Truth in It Than Its Critics Allow

Netflix’s Perfect Strangers Has More Truth in It Than Its Critics Allow

It creates a kind of societal schizophrenia in which people are publicly outraged over artists’ failure to adhere to the moral imperatives of their faith and cultural values but Muslim countries lead the world in Google searches for porn.

Kareem Shaheen
Egypt Events Draw Focus on Sexual Harassment

Egypt Events Draw Focus on Sexual Harassment

A suicide and the circumstances behind an ad call attention to mistreatment of women and girls.

Kareem Shaheen