Monthly Archives: October 2014

Historical Perspectives on the Caliphate

The Islamic State (IS) claims to be in process of establishing a caliphate in the Muslim world. Most news media have either ignored or misunderstood the implications of the IS claim to the caliphate, however. The BBC argues that: “When … Continue reading

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Religious Activism and Bat Mitzvah Rituals

The Temple Mount Jerusalem is often the site of religious tensions and Jewish-Muslim clashes, yet interfaith religious tensions are also apparent. The news media often focuses exclusively on the overt aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rather than religious activism—and sometimes … Continue reading

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