‘DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s a shtick that gets trotted out in editorial conferences at this time of year and occasionally editors buy it. ‘So who’s the real Jesus?’
LUCY CHUMBLEY, CGNEWS: Two exhibitions currently in Washington DC have had a transformative effect on millions of Muslims views of their heritage
STEVE ROYSTON: The problems facing Bahrain are formidable and the tension is increasing as Ashoura approaches. Some thoughts on how to deal with these issues.
ABU MOHAMMED: For me the opportunity to be close to the ‘Kaba’ is a huge privilege, for many of my Saudi acquaintances it’s taken for granted.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A perfectly intact meteorite that was ejected from Mars 700,000 years ago and landed in the Moroccan desert last year will go on sale this Sunday
ROB L. WAGNER: HSBC’s decision to downgrade significantly the resources it devotes to Islamic banking has thrown the issue into sharp focus.
MICH CAFE: The catalogue of brutal rapes and sexual assaults of women, men and children grows by the day. A new documentary makes grim viewing
JENNIFER LOEWENSTEIN, MONDOWEISS: Both individuals wrote diaries about their experience of oppression. Only one, however, is globally celebrated.
ROB L. WAGNER: In the United States ‘Muslim’ equals ‘Terror’ to a huge number of its citizens hence the increasing influence of Islamophobes
JAMES M. DORSEY: The recently announced investigation by FIFA into allegations of past corruption will inevitably put Qatar 2022 in the spotlight again.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: After many years’ trying Henry Clifford has finally struck on a means of raising a furore about Palestine.
MICH CAFE: It’s an issue throughout the Arab world and beyond. Finally, it’s being addressed.
MICH CAFE: Whether it’s trash cans with prints of tulips or the vibrant arrangement of flowers along key areas Dubai’s done a great job in prettifying the city
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: While arts from the Muslim world are widely celebrated in the West, they are less appreciated within umma.
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: A multitude of events have piled up and support for Obama is running at an all time low.