Morocco’s security-oriented approach to countering violent extremism leaves little room for rehabilitation efforts.
Though Christians are indigenous to the Arab world, their numbers have steadily declined in the Middle East.
Some religious institutions have gained influence since the Syrian uprising began. Yet they have paid a price, as the regime has used them to advance its own interests.
An arcane dispute between Egypt’s president and Al-Azhar is really about moral leadership in society.
New legislation to regulate the Ministry of Awqaf in Syria aims to prevent any uncontrolled religious mobilization in a post-war Syria.
The Egyptian state’s choice to downplay a recent attack on Christians in favor of promoting the World Youth Forum is further eroding trust in local media.
Torn apart by worsening internal conflicts, the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood is struggling to avoid domestic isolation.
Muslim MPs currently occupy 19 seats of the Lok Sabha (or 3.5 percent of its members), the lowest figure since 1952.
By excluding the Muslims from the defense of the nation, the state has undermined the project of a multicultural India enshrined in the Constitution and prepared the ground for the saffronisation of the public sphere.
Hindu nationalists in Uttar Pradesh have found Shias—a minority within the Muslim minority—to be relatively open to supporting their initiatives, including the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.