MONDOWEISS: In an open letter to President Obama a young Pakistani woman welcomes his meeting with Malala but asks about victims of U.S drone strikes
STEVE ROYSTON: My Summer reading has been dominated by books which consider how major powers, in particular Britain, have come to grief in Afghanistan
KHALED FATTAH, TABSIR: There is a lazy shorthand in much Western reporting on the Middle East, particularly when it comes to describing the influence of tribes
ASMA AFSARUDDIN, CGNEWS: Malala Yousufzai follows in a proud tradition of women who have played a central role in the development of Islam.
ROB L. WAGNER: It didn’t take long for the moral relativists and conspiracy theorists to get to work on Malala Yousufzai. Inevitable but depressing.
ROB L. WAGNER: Whether it’s American Christian fundamentalists or the Taliban in Pakistan everyone seems to have a view of the ‘true Islam’.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Last Thursday was the first International Day of the Girl Child. It made me focus on my own particular role as a mother.
JUAN COLE: The Taliban are widely despised among the population of rural Pakistan. The biggest threat facing girls in this environment is a government that doesn’t care
JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
PAM BAILEY, MONDOWEISS: When I inform my friends that I’m heading to Waziristan to find out about the reality of drone attacks they’re rather concerned
TBIJ: Last week witnessed some of the most intense bombing by the CIA in many months. But are drone strikes more frequent during Muslim religious holidays?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: While international attention is focused on Syria events in the Maghreb are threatening to spin out of control
ROB L. WAGNER: They provide an easy scapegoat for right-wing politicians looking to attribute blame for economic woes. Assimilation or integration?
DANIEL M. VARISCO: A recently released survey by the influential Pew Foundation has found that support among ordinary citizens for extremists is very low.
JUAN COLE: Could it be the ultimate double bluff? The woman who is charging that the U.S government is infiltrated by the MB could be an agent herself?
FRANCIS MATTHEW: Arab concerns are largely irrelevant to the Chinese as Beijing looks to reinforce its self-perception as the premier Asian power.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It is sad young Arabs and Muslims see NATO as an expeditionary force striking at the convenience of the White House
MARIUM SATTAR, CGNEWS: As we approach London 2012 it’s time to remember those Muslim women who led the way in sport