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Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

CNN: by Reza Aslan — What’s your most unshakeable belief? As a writer and scholar of religions, I am often asked how, knowing all that I know about the religions of the world, I can still call myself a believer, let alone a Muslim. It’s a reasonable question. Considering the […]

Austria’s full-face veil ban is a kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right

theguardian: by Julia Ebner — In the hope of preserving the status quo the government is enacting a symbolic policy that feeds into identity wars between Muslim and non-Muslim   ‘The policy ultimately risks normalising far-right rhetoric, validating populist party programmes and empowering Austrian identity movements by demonising Muslim communities.’ […]

How can I cope better with stress?

theguardian: by Luisa Dillner — Some people can bounce back from life’s pressures, but others do not seem to have the capacity. Can anything help them to strengthen their emotional armour?   How people cope with disappointment used to be considered a genetic trait, but techniques can be learned. Photograph: […]