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Taking Exception: How Muhammad Ali Transformed American Religion

The morning after he defeated Sonny Liston for the world’s heavyweight boxing championship in February, 1964, Cassius Clay confirmed that he was a Muslim, a convert to Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam. To a reporter who referred to him as a “card-ca...

June 9, 2016

Middle East | North Africa | independent Islamic preachers | Jidahist | AQIM | ISIS | King Mohammed VI | International Imam Training Center | Maliki Islam | Sunni Islam | religious tolerance | human rights | Andalusian Convivencia | al-Qa'ida

Morocco's Program for Securing Religious Toleration: A Model for the Region?

Since the turn of the 21st century, Arab states and societies have witnessed an increasing debate over Islam. Middle Eastern and North African states lost their long-held grip over the religious domain, which they controlled until recently through th...

March 18, 2016