An 'us and them' narrative pervades reporting about British Muslim attitudes, but there remains lack of understanding about what the separation of the church and state really means.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Rhonda Itaoui about her research into Islamophobia and navigating the city as a Muslim in the wake of public fear over terror attacks and a lack of understanding about Islam.
Apart from having little or no knowledge of religion, the new crop of Islamic State recruits come primed for violence with a different set of skills, honed through criminal activity.
Indonesia should tackle the job and income insecurities that plague its large young workforce, to help prevent them being lured into joining violent extremist groups.
Complex issues require a greater degree of literacy.
Representing even the Crusades as wars between Christians and Muslims is a gross oversimplification and a misreading of history.
Since Islam is predicated on law, variations in the interpretation of that law – along with geography and distinct legal schools – have all contributed to differences in the religion.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Why we should criticise Charlie Hebdo’s latest satirical take on racism.
Listening to the thinking process and justification of potential terrorists is critical to finding a path to defeat terrorism.
The executions on the weekend are notable for the sheer number of people killed. However, they maintain a policy of political crackdown that was reinvigorated in Saudi Arabia during the Arab Spring.
Many literary greats have been religious outsiders, and reading them we can relate to our times. This is particularly the case with Dryden.
A decade on from the Cronulla Riots, Australia needs to reflect upon the lessons that should be learnt following the riot which divided a nation.
A new report has set out a vision of diversity for British schools – including repeal of the law for compulsory Christian assembly.
The story of German migration to South Australia can highlight the experience of diverse communities, and what can happen to them in a time of serious conflict.
A frank debate about the causes of extremism and terrorism would acknowledge uncomfortable issues like the alienating impacts of racism, Islamophobia and Western military actions and foreign policy.
The group believes that it represents a religion – denying that won't get us anywhere.
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.