REBECCA CATALDI, CGNEWS: It doesn’t have to an ‘either or’ situation. People can speak freely and also ensure that they don’t insult religion.
ROB L. WAGNER: HSBC’s decision to downgrade significantly the resources it devotes to Islamic banking has thrown the issue into sharp focus.
STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
DAVID AMITAI, CGNEWS: In the fevered environment that exists between Palestinians and Jews finding ways to encourage dialogue requires creativity.
ROB L. WAGNER: The level of detachment between the imagined world of Republican delegates and the real America seems to widen by the day.
ROB L. WAGNER: U.S citizens are, it appears, willing to give up many of the freedoms enshrined in their Constitution when presented with a large enough threat.
ROB L. WAGNER: In the United States ‘Muslim’ equals ‘Terror’ to a huge number of its citizens hence the increasing influence of Islamophobes
EMAN AL NAFJAN: The Olympics usually barely registers on Saudi consciousness. This time round, though, things are different
JONATHAN COOK: Proof that Israel has been engaging in a proactive campaign to destroy Islamic places of worship under its control is there for all to see.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: In spite of the cool words issued by cola manufacturers there is still great concern across the Muslim world regarding ingredients.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The science of Charles Darwin is now coming under attack from charlatans who are interpreting Islam incorrectly
ALISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: His sketches are striking and pack a political punch. Let me introduce you to Husam Zakharia.
SADIA ASHRAF, CGNEWS: What impact have the group of Arab comedians who emerged post 9/11 really had?
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Nature abhors a vacuum and so does hatred. It needs to be fed and encouraged.
ROB L. WAGNER: Female students returning to Saudi Arabia from studies abroad are finding they have limited, restrictive options.
ALLISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: It’s a business worth more than $4 trillion so manufacturers of weapons are keen to know if reality matches the brochure.
SAWSAN MORRAR: The call to come ‘home’ is strong for Jordan’s diaspora, and yet the reality of coming home can be a hard adjustment to make…
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: One of the striking revelations in the newly published biography of Steve Jobs is that he actually met his father briefly but had no further contact with him. Why?
TASBEEH HERWEES, SUHAIBWEBB: The memories of that summer come rushing back. It was, after all, the Abu Salim families who kick-started this revolution.