El-Arian: MB wants a civil state; Egypt will not become another Iran

Essam el-Arian, a leading media spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, said the group is calling for a civil, moderate, and democratic state, which guarantees equality, prosperity, justice and freedom for

Egypt is not Iran: Why the revolution won’t turn Egypt into an Islamist state

There is a palpable fear in the West that the ousting of Hosni Mubarak will undermine regional stability and usher in a governing coalition that has Islamist tendencies.

Sunni scholars commend Khomeini’s decree

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah 'Ali Khomeini issued a new fatwa on October 2 forbidding the defamation of the Prophet Muhammad's wife, or any other historic figurehead sacred to the Sunni

An Appeal to Help Free Ebrahim Yazdi in Iran

You may also know that Ebrahim Yazdi has for 60 years been a leader in the effort to make his home country, Iran, a place where people can flourish free

‘Ali Shari’ati: Revolutionary, ‘Red Shi’ism’ vs. the ‘Black’ Shi’ism of the Clerics

Shari‘ati was critical of the ‘ulama, whom he saw as instruments of the state who needed to be sidelined in order to make way for a new religiously educated intelligentsia.[3]

The divide in Iran’s green movement

How can we explain the contradictions of the green movement in Iran – with a pro-Islamic Republic leadership in Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, but at the same time,

Iran’s Crisis of Resistance

The "war on terror" was pretty great for Iran's hardliners. The Bush administration's 2002 inclusion of Iran in the "Axis of Evil" was a major blow to Iranian moderates, discrediting

Obama Aggresses Media echoes lie Iran threatens to

“Crimes against Peace” is the planning of a War of Aggression. It is illegal under several areas of law wherein all nations bound themselves to prevent the carnage of war:

Qaradawi, Rafsanjani Urge Unity

In the first high-profile meeting between top Sunni and Shiite scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s influential Expediency