Tag: islam

The God veto

Belief in the sacredness of the holy land has long bedevilled the quest for peace. It’s time to challenge the ‘God veto’.

Secularism in a veil

By Khaled Diab An outward appearance of Islamism disguises the increasingly secular reality of some Arab and Muslim societies. April 2009 In a series of recent articles, Brian Whitaker explored the role of Islam in Arab politics, the decline of…

The Middle East must look to the future

By Khaled Diab A secular society confines religion to the spiritual sphere where it belongs, and leaves worldly affairs to human resourcefulness. April 2009 In my previous piece on Arab secularism, both overt and veiled, I promised to consider ways…