Hizb ut-Tahrir: the facts
By Shiv Malik - 30 January 12:00

* Founded in Jerusalem in 1953 with aim of establishing the Caliphate, an Islamic superstate, by revolutionary means

* View on western life: "We should not become integrated into the corrupt western society and accept their diseased notions of democracy, freedom and capitalism"

Ziauddin Sardar wants to remember the Holocaust
By Ziauddin Sardar - 23 January 12:00

When Muslims take part in Holocaust Memorial Day events, they are following the example of the Proph

Ziauddin Sardar captures Bin Laden
By Ziauddin Sardar - 09 January 12:00

Muslims urgently need a better class of heroes. Why has the Islamic world not produced a Gandhi or a

Ziauddin Sardar justifies his radical haircut
By Ziauddin Sardar - 19 December 12:00

"These awful dreadlocks are a sure give-away," the girl said. That was it. The next morning I went t

Exit from the Holy Land
By Chris McGreal - 19 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Many in Bethlehem hoped that as the intifada eased, the collapse in their economy wou

William Dalrymple: Christianity and Islam are not as far apart as Bin Laden and the neocons would like us to believe
By William Dalrymple - 19 December 12:00

In the year that Islamist terrorism finally reached London, when the Christian west and Islamic east are engaged in another major confrontation, there has never been a greater need for both sides to realise what they have in common.

Lindsey Hilsum speaks up for the faithless
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 December 12:00

The God-free are becoming an oppressed minority. With the abolition of our own circle of hell, we ha

Dave's here. Don't panic!
By Staff blogger - 12 December 12:00

One part of the new Labour psyche has been consistently misdiagnosed. Far from suffering from an overdose of self-belief, Tony Blair's lieutenants have shown all the signs of lack of confidence.

The next holocaust
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 December 12:00

Islamophobia is not a uniquely British disease: across Europe, liberals openly express prejudice aga

By John O'Farrell - 28 November 12:00

They don't shop in the same shops, swim in the same pools or even wait at the same bus stops. Peace

Hollywood missionaries
By Boyd Farrow - 21 November 12:00

In a drive to boost revenues, American film bosses are targeting the country's 30 million evangelica

Ziauddin Sardar explains the long history of violence behind Hizb ut-Tahrir
By Ziauddin Sardar - 14 November 12:00

What Hizb ut-Tahrir peddles is escapist fascism that appeals to people who want to be told what to d

In brief: Zionism
By Daphna Baram - 31 October 12:00

Zionism is Israel's official state ideology. A vast majority of Israeli Jews, plus many Jews living outside Israel, define themselves as Zionists.

Unwrapping the gift
By Samir El-Youssef - 31 October 12:00

What if the "great experiment" had worked? Palestinian writer Samir El-Youssef reimagines the Israel

Democracy and demons
By Mario Vargas Llosa - 31 October 12:00

It provokes extreme passions. From a country the size of Wales, conflicts and arguments touch lives

Holy order
By Mary Kenny - 17 October 13:00

Opus Dei: secrets and power inside the Catholic Church

John L Allen <em>Allen Lane, the Penguin Pr

A new age of unreason
By Nicholas Wapshott - 17 October 13:00

Darwinism is on trial in the US again. But this time, argues Nicholas Wapshott, it's part of a wider

Sania Mirza
By Jason Cowley - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Jason Cowley on the tennis sensation who is drawing scorn from india's muslim clerics

Andrew Billen - Religious right
By Andrew Billen - 10 October 13:00

Television - An ex-adman presents a witty, erudite history of Christianity. By Andrew Billen


Chechnya all over again
By Hugh Barnes - 26 September 13:00

Dagestan, with two million inhabitants from 37 ethnic groups, as well as access to oil, has been see

The state should stop playing God
By Nick Cohen - 19 September 13:00

Our pious government wants faith-based bodies to run our schools and provide our welfare services, a

The squalid truth behind the legacy of Mother Teresa
By Donal MacIntyre - 22 August 13:00

The nun adored by the Vatican ran a network of care homes where cruelty and neglect are routine. Donal MacIntyre gained secret access and witnessed at first hand the suffering of "rescued" orphans.

Taught to hate
By Sulaiman Addonia - 15 August 13:00

Observations on madrasas

Young Muslims hold the key
By Ziauddin Sardar - 15 August 13:00

They are the only ones their alienated and angry peers will listen to, argues Ziauddin Sardar

The usual suspect
By Tom Harris - 08 August 13:00

Two weeks ago in these pages, John Pilger argued that the London bombings were the inevitable conseq

Politics - John O'Farrell finds the Irish in Blair
By John O'Farrell - 08 August 13:00

When Blair drew a distinction recently between the IRA and al-Qaeda, he was able to do so because he

Difference unites us
By Ekow Eshun - 01 August 13:00

This has nothing to do with the Blitz spirit, writes Ekow Eshun. It is about a modern society founde