Month: October 2017

Taj and bigotry

Indian Express: The Taj Mahal is easily the most recognisable icon of modern India. The monument is a cash cow for the state, drawing millions of visitors and bringing in crores of rupees annually. It has been a World Heritage Site for decades and is frequently listed as among the […]

Syria in Crisis

  November 2013  REVIEW OF RELIGIONS NOTE OF THE EDITOR:    Yes, not a new article. But is it not still as acute as ever? ©Richard Harvey | dreamstime.com Aleppo, the largest city in Syria and home to some of the most historic world sites. A small mosque near the citadel […]

How international development institutions are becoming hubs for addressing violent extremism

Eric Rosand Thursday, October 19, 2017   Observing recent developments in the United States, one might assume that countering/preventing violent extremism (CVE or PVE) is a quickly disappearing policy fad of the Obama administration. These efforts encompass a range of law enforcement and non-law enforcement means to prevent individuals from […]

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

Mohammed Hanif OCT. 19, 2017 KARACHI, Pakistan — This country has a poor record of protecting its religious minorities, but we outdo ourselves when it comes to Ahmadis. Members of the sect insist on calling themselves Muslims, and we mainstream Muslims insist on treating them like the worst kind of […]