SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: It was a shocking, brutal incident that has evoked an understandable maelstrom of emotion. Here are my initial thoughts and feelings
ANDREA LUCHETTA: Mahmoud Al Sarsak’s detention became an international cause celebre. He has recounted his experience in Israeli jail
ABU MOHAMMED: Skin colour, according to Jesse Jackson, conferred a significant financial benefit. Is the same true in the Arab World?
ROB L. WAGNER: The makers of the film have been clear about their intentions in making it – to incite violence. What rights should they have?
EMAN AL NAFJAN: They’re individuals who have inspired others with their courage, their humanity and their personal example.
ROB L. WAGNER: In the United States ‘Muslim’ equals ‘Terror’ to a huge number of its citizens hence the increasing influence of Islamophobes
ANALYSIS: Qatar has a ‘poor’ Gini index. The Gini index measures how well income is actually divided within a society, the lower the score the better.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The World Press Photo of the Year has been revealed. Is it the defining image of the ‘Arab Spring’?
IBN WARRAQ, THE VIEW FROM FEZ: With Ramadan times varying hugely around the world is it time, for the sake of individuals’ health, to adopt a standard time?
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Last week’s horror has the potential to change the discourse again, away from anti-Muslim sentiment.
LUCY EMMERSON: There has been much debate about how we should characterise the Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik. Were he Muslim there would have been no debate.
JUAN COLE: In spite of the aggressive blather of Bill O’Reilly it would appear that so-called ‘Christian’ and ‘Muslim’ fundamentalists have much in common.
NATANA J.DELONG-BAS, CGNEWS: First ‘Islamic terrorists’ were to blame for the Norway massacre, then they weren’t. The fear engendered by Islamophobes has, however, real consequences
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: Many of the ideas that apparently inspired the deranged, mass killer Anders Breivik are, unfortunately, held by people who appear regularly on mainstream media.