What happened to Islam’s ‘sublime’ culture?

Hisham Melhem, a prominent Lebanese journalist, recalls an emotional visit to the Great Mosque of Cordoba in southern Spain last May. With tears in his eyes, he found himself wondering how the Arab Muslim genius of a thousand years ago had veered in modern times toward such chaos and repression. Melhem later wrote a column […]

The power of the pulpit

For her sixteenth birthday, Malala Yousufzai delivered a speech on the floor of the United Nations, where she said that education could change the world. That may be true, but she confirmed something else to us arguing as much: words can change the world as well. While Pakistan becomes the kind of place where schoolgirls-turned-gunshot […]