Opinion & Features

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Macron’s colonial nostalgia: anti-Muslim Islamic project

February 14, 2022

ISTANBUL In yet another Islamophobic measure, the French regime is set to establish a new body to manage the largest Muslim population in the European Union: The Forum of Islam in France. This forum will consist of people selected by […]

The Consequences of Speaking Out Against Religious Illiberalism in Malaysia

January 26, 2022 by Mustafa Akyol

Anyone who can liberate the Malay Muslim mind is a dangerous threat. That is why the authorities had to censure Mustafa Akyol. They detained him, interrogated him and made his immediate future uncertain. –Mariam Mokhtar, Malaysian journalist, Oct 2017   […]

Navigating through four types of Malay Muslims in Malaysia

January 25, 2022

Prof Dr. Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi || 25th January 2022   A few months after PH’s historic win in GE14, I wrote about how Islam will be the new battleground in Malaysia. All the issues of Malay supremacy will pale […]

Turkey should avoid return to ‘assertive secularism’ after Erdoğan

November 22, 2021

Ahmet Kuru || 22 Nov 2021   Ahmet Kuru, a political science professor at San Diego State University, has long established himself as one of the leading scholars of secularism and Islam. His landmark 2009 book, Secularism and State Policies toward […]

The Jammu and Kashmir Tragedy: Failure of Indian Secularism

November 12, 2021

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid | 12nd November 2021 For political philosophers, the term ‘social contract’ will be familiar as the title of a book published in 1762 by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Whether effected in the real or hypothetical realm, as […]

HUMILIATING DEFEAT IN AFGHANISTAN

August 28, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar | 28th August 2021 The mainstream Western media is full of news these days about people fleeing Kabul in the wake of the Taliban victory. Dramatic pictures of young and old scrambling to get on to jam-packed aeroplanes […]

Islam and Institutional Religious Freedom

July 7, 2021

Ahmet T. Kuru || 7 July 2021   In July 2019, Pew Research Center published a report on religious restrictions around the world. Although Muslim-majority countries constitute only about a quarter of all cases examined in the report, they constitute […]

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

June 1, 2021

By Emir Hadzikadunic || June 1, 2021   Are the US and its allies misguided in their apprehension of Russia’s power projection in Europe? If the question of a rising China and its possible collision with the United States is a central […]

OUR HUMANITY ; OUR IDENTITY

May 2, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar | 1st May 2021.   Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point. To […]

SYRIA : THE PRICE OF RESISTANCE

March 22, 2021

Chandra Muzaffar || 22 March 2021 Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack. Apart from military assaults and acts of political […]