Islam and Four Essential Freedoms

The state of freedom has steadily declined all over the world since 2005. This growing freedom deficit is most emphatic in the Muslim World; the group of nations with Muslim majorities.  According to the human freedom index,…

What is Islam?: A Call for Scholastic Innovation

It is a deceptively innocent, straightforward question – what is Islam? Yet, this question has invited assumptions, debates, laws, and wars that have picked up in both speed and power over the course of the…

[What You Should Read] What is Happening in Yemen

The brutal destruction of Yemen continues with little debate in the larger world. Not surprisingly, accountings for the violence, justifications for its virulence and duration, and the strategic obfuscations of what could end it regularly…

[What You Should Read] Turkish Islamism

ONLINE PRIMER Türköne, A. Özcan, İ. Kutluer, M. A. Aydın, O. Akay, “İslamcılık” DİA, vol. 23, TDV, 2001. : A useful introductory encyplopedia entry written by five experts on political, philosophical, legal and literary aspects of…