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Negativity and Islam

Judaism has never tried to eradicate Christianity or Islam. Maimonidean doctrine says other faiths are in error but must be given respect.

Negativity and Islam

Friends don’t let friends offer a self-destructive “Deal”

Friends don’t let friends offer a self-destructive “Deal”

The real al Aqsa Mosque is not in Jerusalem

The real al Aqsa Mosque is not in Jerusalem

How ISIS Makes Sunnis an Offer They Can't Refuse

Experts reveal the tactics of intimidation and promises of protection that ISIS is using to try and tip the power balance in Iraq, Syria.

How ISIS is Making Sunnis an Offer They Can't Refuse

Sunni Tribes in Iraq Swear Loyalty to ISIS

Influential tribal sheikhs announce allegiance to ISIS and express enmity to Shi'ite-run government, as sectarian tensions continue to boil.

Sunni Tribes in Iraq Swear Loyalty to ISIS

Surviving ISIS Only to be Massacred by Shi'ites?

Testimony surfaces as Iraq to probe whether its army stood by while Shi'ite militias gunned down Sunni villagers who had escaped ISIS.

Surviving ISIS Only to be Massacred by Iran-backed Shi'ites?

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Amid rising violence and concerns of all-out sectarian war, Iraqi PM raises tension, calls for Shi'ite holy city to be direction of prayer.

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Al Qaeda: Death to Shi'ites for Betraying Islam

Branch of al-Qaeda vows death to Shi'ites for 'cursing the prophet Mohammed'; urges terrorists to keep fighting in Iraq, Sinai peninsula.

Al Qaeda: Death to Shi'ites for 'Damaging Mohammed's Legacy'player

Shi'ite Pilgrimage Holiday Bombed in Iraq, 41 Dead

Three explosions throughout Iraq target Shi'ite pilgrims on Ashura holiday, leave 41 dead in the sectarian clash.

Shi'ite Pilgrimage Holiday Bombed in Iraq, 41 Dead

Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'

Violence, lynching, demonstrations against American oil companies, after Egyptian man tears down Shi'ite posters.

Iraq: Riots Over 'Offense to Islam'player

At Least 42 Dead in Lebanon Bombings

At least 42 people have been killed in two car bombs targeting mosques in the northern city of Tripoli.

Lebanon: 42 Killed, Dozens Wounded in Double Explosionplayer

Analysis: On the Sunni Side of the Street

Don't let the word "containment" distract you: a pact with the Saudis is good, says Mark Langfan.

Analysis: On the Sunni Side of the Street

4 Egyptians Detained After Iranian Shoe Toss

Egyptian security forces arrested four men outside a mosque in Cairo for trying to attack Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

Four Egyptians Detained Following Ahmadinejad Shoe Toss

Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TV

Representatives of rival Muslim streams showed viewers just how disunited the Muslim world is.

Shi'ite, Sunni in Televised Brawl on Egyptian TVplayer

Death Toll Climbs in Lebanon's Syrian Clashes

The death toll from Syrian-related clashes continues to climb in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as Israel closely monitors the events.

Death Toll Climbs in Lebanon's Syrian Clashes

Kuwait Approve Death Penalty for 'Cursing Allah'

Kuwait’s parliament provisionally passed amendments to its penal code stipulating death for those who curse the Islamic god.

Kuwaiti MPs Approve Death Penalty for 'Cursing Allah'

Sectarian Bombings in Iraq Kill 60+

A string of bombings targeting primarily Shiite targets killed scores and wounded hundreds as Baghdad's political crisis deepens.

Sectarian Bombings in Iraq Kill 60+

Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite Unrest

Saudi officials say they will use force to quell Shiite protesters who complain of pervasive discrimination in the Sunni kingdom.

Saudis Vow 'Iron Fist' to Quell Shiite Unrest

Baghdad Bombings Kill 78

A wave of bombings by Sunni insurgents killed 78 in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods; the second such attack following the US pullout.

Baghdad Bombings Kill 78

Gulf Tensions Fester in Bahrain

Bahrain remains the focal point of Gulf Shiite-Sunni tensions; suspends joint business councils with Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon over "interference."

Gulf Tensions Continue to Fester in Bahrain

Bahrain Group: Boycott Iran

The Middle East uprisings are turning Muslim Shi’ites and the Sunni elite against each other. Bahrain business leaders call for a boycott of Iran.

Muslims against Muslims: Bahrain Calls for Boycott on Iran

Shi'ite Islam Spreading In Gaza

Iranian support for Hamas brings Shi'ite Islam to Sunni Gaza and may herald tension between Hamas and Tehran. Israel leaves door open for Iran.

Iran's Backing of Hamas Has Introduced Shi'ite Islam to Gaza

Muslim Uprisings Spread to Iraq

Bahrain’s Shi’ite Muslim unrest sparks violence in Iraq, which Obama has been hoping will calm down as US tries to leave. Al-Qaeda strikes a

Shi’ite Muslim Uprisings Light Up a Fuse in Iraq