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Cartoon Debate Cont'd: Iran's Ebadi 'Fed Up'

Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has joined Muslim writers who see a Western "double standard" in the publication of Danish cartoons caricaturing the prophet Muhammed. But she also underscores her frustration...

By Jefferson Morley | February 16, 2006; 05:40 PM ET | Comments (37)

'Double Standards' and Dissenters

As the worldwide protests against Danish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad show no signs of subsiding, a debate within the Muslim world is also visible. While many online Islamic commentators accuse the West of hypocrisy about freedom of expression, a...

By Jefferson Morley | February 16, 2006; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (61)

Salman Rushdie on Reforming Islam

Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born British novelist and target of a lethal fatwa for his impious prose,  offers nine provocative thoughts about bringing British Muslims "into the modern age" in a  piece for the Times of London. Here's one of them:...

By Jefferson Morley | September 12, 2005; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (6)


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