Islamic State terrorism and propaganda are designed to provoke often predictable responses. We naturally respond with displays of outrage and solidarity, but we should beware the trap of division.
Calls for a reformed, modern Islam will not combat the political and social motivations that underly radical and extremist ideologies.
Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
Islam, like Christianity, has a capacity for violence and a capacity for peace, and neither is in essence peaceful or violent.
Australia should be looking at international best practice for early intervention programs targeting young people at risk of joining violent gangs and right-wing extremist groups.
Australian is not Europe, and controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders did not find much of an audience when he last came here in 2013.
Muslims in Australia need to be recognised as full and equal citizens whose faith is not an obstacle to citizenship.
Each individual case of radicalisation has its own characteristics. But the research has highlighted some patterns that may help to explain the dark world that is drawing in some Australian youth.
A deadly crowd crush has killed over 300 people at this year's Hajj. Is the pilgrimage industry just too big?
The discourse about who is and isn't welcome is taking on a disturbing new tone.
In an age of radicalisation, there needs to be a radical rethinking of which stories the media tells, and how.
Islam may predate climate change, but ancient principles can be applied to modern problems.
One of the highlights of this year's Edinburgh festival, the confusion and uncertainty in James Hogg's classic is all too familiar to us.
When public policy is being shaped, it is incumbent upon public figures to be better versed in discussions surrounding religion.
Far-right movements and parties in Australia will continue to create interest, given their policies and method of operation. Their future longevity, however, is by no means assured.
Saudi citizens supporting Islamic State are not the result of a coherent plan directed by its rulers, but the overflow of a long-standing system used to maintain its domestic legitimacy.
The West should recognise the part the Muslim world must play in destroying the enemy within.
Hotly-contested debates about the early or late canonisation of the Qur'an may be resolved by a recent discovery.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.