At this moment of sequester and belt-tightening, the U.S. government has delivered a reading list on Islam.

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The lost history of Christians forced to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally. According to the BBC: "Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony

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What motives lay behind last month's Boston Marathon bombing and the would-be attack on a VIA Rail Canada train?

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A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.

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The FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives dates back to 1950 but the list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" dates back to just after 9/11 and sense that terrorism had become a strategic threat.

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As many of Israel's critics portray it as collectively punishing the Palestinians, overlooked and unsaid is the greater frequency with which Muslims collectively punish the religious minorities living under their authority, often in atrocious ways.

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How do the jihadist rebels generally conceive of jihad in the Syrian civil war? One useful way to look into this question is to examine the Qur'anic verses pertaining to warfare cited in propaganda statements.

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Last Thursday, a Coptic Christian church located in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed Muslim militants. Initial reports indicate that at least one priest, Fr. Paul Isaac, was injured, as well as his assistant.

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