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Turkish officials have accused the controversial satirical weekly of 'cultural racism' and 'immorality' over its publication of a caricature of Erdogan.

Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is commendable conscientious objection that must be supported, argues Malia Bouattia.

New Zealand mosque gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Zealand mosque gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

At the opening of the sentencing hearing in a Christchurch courtroom, the white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslims in last year's New Zealand mosques shooting showed no emotion on Monday.

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

Kushner redeploys Cambridge Analytica strategies to sell peace plan

Muhammad Shehada

Kushner redeploys Cambridge Analytica strategies to sell peace plan

Comment: Jared Kushner is shamelessly redeploying the same controversial Cambridge Analytica tricks he used to win Trump the 2016 election. This ...

The New Arab & agencies

China's social media 'troll army' wages war on Muslims

The self-styled patriotic Dina Central Army has trolled pro-Uighur groups on Facebook with Chinese government propaganda - calling the Uighur groups 'terrorist'.

The New Arab

Erdogan claims Armenian genocide deportations were 'appropriate'

Turkish President Erdogan slammed France for recognising the Armenian genocide, accusing the country of committing its own genocides in Rwanda ...

Khaled Diab

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Comment: Lewis' 'clash of the civilisations' theory made him the orientalist of choice for America's neo-conservative establishment, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pope raises Afrin, Jerusalem with Erdogan amid protest ban

Afrin and Jerusalem were on the agenda of the meeting between the leaders of Turkey and the Catholic church, amid a 24-hour protest ban enforced ...

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

The New Arab & agencies

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

Italian authorities have imposed a 24-hour ban on demonstrations during Erdogan's trip to the Vatican.

Andrew Leber

Trump's retweet madness

Comment: Endorsing far-right ultranationalists' Islamophobic race-baiting is making a dangerous mockery of the office of the president, writes ...

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Ruqaya Izzidien

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Comment: Halal abattoirs are cruel - they require cattle and poultry to be alive at the time of killing...

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Tomb of 'Santa Claus' discovered in Turkey

The New Arab

Tomb of 'Santa Claus' discovered in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists believe that they have found the remains of a Christian saint famed for his generosity who is said to be the inspiration ...

Conscious consumers: How Mennonite Church came to support BDS

Daoud Kuttab

Conscious consumers: How Mennonite Church came to support BDS

Analysis: After two years of educational initiatives and deliberation, the Mennonite church has urged its congregations to 'avoid the purchase ...

The New Arab

Egyptian scholar sparks backlash over 'despicable' Saladin criticism

Bestselling author Youssef Ziedan sparks anger among Egyptian scholars after describing the famed medieval Muslim leader as 'despicable'.

Alaa Bayoumi

Compare and contrast: Hamas's old and new charters

Hamas presents its new charter, which is "more political, pragmatic, and international", writes Alaa Bayoumi

Taufiq Wan

Today in History: The Aleppo Earthquake, 1138

On 11 October 1138, an earthquake in northern Syria devastated large parts of Aleppo killing as many as 230,000 people.

William Greenwood

Jameel2016: The when, where and who of Islamic art

The Jameel Prize shows that artistic traditions rarely ever die out entirely; rather, they evolve and adapt to the ever-shifting needs and ...

Did Muslim-Christian Europeans live in peace 1,500 years ago?

The New Arab

Did Muslim-Christian Europeans live in peace 1,500 years ago?

Medieval Muslim-Christian relations are often characterised by the Crusades and Arab invasion of Spain. But archaeologists have ...

Roland Laffitte

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Comment: The word has taken on a meaning in the non-Islamic world which undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle, writes Roland ...

Europe's humanity and hypocrisy

Khalil al-Anani

Europe's humanity and hypocrisy

Comment: The refugee crisis in Europe represents a real test to the modernist values that have governed the old continent since the ...

Azmi Bishara: Exploring secularism

Shawqi Ben Hassan

Azmi Bishara: Exploring secularism

Culture: Azmi Bishara's study on the development of secularism highlights the interwoven relationship between the religious establishment and ...

Egypt calls for arming the Libyan government

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Egypt calls for arming the Libyan government

Egypt's foreign minister has called for the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya, as the UN Security Council prepares to ...

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