Five Years On, There Are No Winners in Syrian Civil War – Juan Cole

A half-decade later, Syria is a basket case and its social statistics look like those of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Half of the 22...

Muslims Not More Violent Than People of Other Faiths; Here Are the Facts – Juan Cole

Terrorism is a tactic of extremists within each religion, and within secular religions of Marxism or nationalism.  No religion, including Islam, preaches indiscriminate violence...

Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Muslim Problem – Juan Cole

Bill Maher and Sam Harris like to demonize Islam and by association Muslims. Actor Ben Affleck de-demonized them by appealing to the banalities of...