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11 February 2010

In this week’s New Statesman: Islam

Islam Special Issue | John Pilger: Oscars are a con | Labour's big idea.

By Jon Bernstein

A special issue of the New Statesman this week in which we confront conventional wisdom and argue that everything you know about Islam is wrong.

Read Tariq Ramadan on what it means to be a “moderate”, Ed Husain on the case for a new kind of political Islam, and Mehdi Hasan on the Sunni/Shia divide.

Meanwhile, Fatima Bhutto dispels a few myths about Pakistan and we talk to Dalia Mogahed, Barack Obama’s Muslim affairs adviser. And, exclusive to the website, we name the ten most influential modern Islamic intellectuals.

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Elsewhere, our political correspondent, James Macintyre, reveals Labour’s new big idea and John Pilger tells us why the Oscars are a con.

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