Tag Archives: Islam

Trends and Predictions for 2014

Stephen takes a glimpse into what the new year may bring, and predicts which trends from 2013 will continue.

Religion and the Syrian Crisis

Stephen explains the ancient religious tensions undergirding the civil war in Syria.

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Five Surprising Cultural Facts About Syria: http://news.discovery.com/human/life/surprising-cultural-facts-about-syria-130831.htm

The New Hama Rules: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/opinion/the-new-hama-rules.html?_r=0

Hawks, Doves, Fence Sitters: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/09/obama_congress_and_syria_arguments_for_and_against_the_bombing_resolution.html

Reza Aslan and Lauren Green

Stephen weighs in on the Reza Aslan/Lauren Green debacle.

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The Rise of Turkey

Stephen discusses the rising power of Turkey in world affairs.

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Turkey is reversing years of antagonism with its Arab neighbors: http://www.economist.com/node/14753776

The “Human Inferno” Faith Test

Stephen uses a homespun analogy in order to make a critical point.