Erdogan (r) and Gull pose a threat to secularists.

Get out the vote

Islam | Turkey's upcoming election will be a test for democracy in the Muslim world
by Jill Nelson
Posted 6/09/07, 12:00 am

When Osama bin Laden aired his grievances in a taped speech after 9/11, he confused many by his reference to an 80-year-old catastrophe. Historians knew he was talking about the end of the Muslim Ottoman Empire's reign and the beginning of Western dominance. It also marked the birth of the only Muslim nation in history with a secular government: Turkey.

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Twin visions

Islam | Moderates and radicals wrestle for the soul of Islam in Minneapolis-St.
by Mark Bergin
Posted 5/05/07, 12:00 am

First: Last fall Muslim cab drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport refused service to alcohol-toting passengers. A national debate ensued: Should civil-rights laws protect such religious convictions? Or was this merely a political stunt to test the elasticity of American pluralism?

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A question of linkage

Islam | Enemy at Home author Dinesh D'Souza and WORLD's Marvin Olasky, author of The Religions Next Door, debate how far Muslims and Christians can go to form alliances
by Dinesh D'Souza
Posted 1/13/07, 12:00 am

OLASKY: Your linkage of the domestic culture war and the war on terror makes sense, but I question your new book's proposal that American conservatives develop alliances with Islamic conservatives. I don't see any tendency among Islamic conservatives to uphold religious liberty-and how can we abandon Christians undergoing persecution so as to preserve our own comfort?

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