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Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt

September 20th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The current crisis has been precipitated by numerous factors; there is no one single cause to which we can point. Rather, this is a complex matter involving the fundamental inability of each side to understand the paradigm of the other.

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Answering Islamophobia: Art, not Arms

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Whether the recent attacks on US diplomatic outposts in Libya, Egypt and Yemen were provoked solely by an Islamophobic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad isn’t entirely clear, though most media reports seem to suggest it. Claims that at least one of these attacks—most likely the one in Benghazi that left four Americans dead—may have been the result of a more organized terrorist plot have not been confirmed. Whatever the case, however, this incendiary and amateurish film has sparked the media’s interest, as most news outlets continue citing the film as the likely motivation for the riots.

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