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

Darcus Howe finds frenzy at the mosque
By Darcus Howe - 01 August 13:00

On a visit to Brixton Mosque, I found frenzy, fist fights and zeal without knowledge

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

Why Britain is great
By Tristram Hunt - 01 August 13:00

We're called upon to stand firm and defend our core values. But what are those values? In the 21st c

The A-listers' belief system
By Boyd Farrow - 01 August 13:00

Why was there a Scientology tent on the set of War of the Worlds? Boyd Farrow explains how this cult

Beyond blame and shame: what we must do now
By Ziauddin Sardar - 25 July 13:00

Terror and the UK: Young Muslims have been totally marginalised by their "community leaders". Nothin

A matter under review
By Shiv Malik - 25 July 13:00

The day after it was revealed that the London bombers were British, the Guardian newspaper gave space on its opinion pages to one of its trainee journalists, a young Muslim called Dilpazier Aslam, to write about the background to the atrocity.

A community in denial
By Shiv Malik - 25 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Reporting from Leeds and Bradford, Shiv Malik finds a worrying willingness among

NS interview - Patricia Hewitt
By John Kampfner - 25 July 13:00

'People need to stand up against the perverted form of Islam that a minority of Muslims wants to imp

World view - Lindsey Hilsum sees Europe's opportunity
By Lindsey Hilsum - 18 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - Policy towards Muslims at home is as important as foreign policy. If British Mus

The conveyor belt of extremism
By Shiv Malik - 18 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Hizb ut-Tahrir sells itself as a community group. Its members become part of a vi

The struggle for Islam's soul
By Ziauddin Sardar - 18 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds

''We don't mind what colour the baby is,'' said my father-to-be. The adoption officer beamed. Perhaps, after all, there was a baby available - me<br /><br />
By Katharine Quarmby - 18 July 13:00

Half Persian and half white, Katharine Quarmby grew up in a loving home in Norfolk. Adoption across

NS Essay - 'Religious radicals want to limit our freedoms, so to curb free speech is to give them exactly what they want'
By A C Grayling - 18 July 13:00

After the events of 7 July, the proposed law to criminalise incitement to racial hatred is even more

The censoring of our museums
By Tiffany Jenkins - 11 July 13:00

Certain artefacts in the British Museum are deemed to have such religious significance that the dire

Welcome to Iran. . . You're arrested
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 June 13:00

The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav

Scars on the backs of the young
By Shiv Malik - 06 June 13:00

Muslim children as young as six are still being allowed to beat themselves with knives on the end of

America - Andrew Stephen exposes a new McCarthyism
By Andrew Stephen - 02 May 13:00

Not content with controlling Congress and the presidency, the Republicans now want the judges to be

Buddhists target Christians
By Rachel Halliburton - 25 April 13:00

Observations on religious hatred

Labour can beat the fear factor
By Staff blogger - 25 April 13:00

In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.

Faith invaders
By Cristina Odone - 18 April 13:00

As Britain's culture wars grow in intensity, and abortion and artistic freedom become hot issues, Cr

America - Andrew Stephen finds Catholics moving rightwards
By Andrew Stephen - 11 April 13:00

With many pharmacists refusing to accept, or even confiscating, women's birth-control prescriptions,

Now they are ridiculous
By Nick Cohen - 11 April 13:00

The cult of monarchy is over, as the royal wedding fiasco shows. But Catholic cardinals should know

Blood of innocents on his hands
By Michela Wrong - 11 April 13:00

Pope John Paul II helped keep the continent of Africa disease-ridden, famished and disastrously unde

A pope who said the unsayable
By Staff blogger - 11 April 13:00

How can it be that, while the prospect of a general election campaign is greeted with a collective public yawn, the death of an 84-year-old Pole grips the country's attention and imagination?

Who would Great Aunt Gittel go for?
By Linda Grant - 04 April 13:00

Linda Grant is trying to make up her mind between two Jewish women candidates

A woman breaks a taboo
By Allegra Stratton - 28 March 13:00

Observations on Islam