Libyan Salafists Turn Attention To Women — Demand Segregated University Classes

Egged on by a Saudi preacher “Salafists behind the recent wave of sectarian bombings and the destruction of historic mosques and shrines—say they aim to rid Libya of all Sufi landmarks by the end of the year. Now they are turning their attention to women, posting flyers at universities and private schools, insisting male and female students be segregated.” My latest for Newsweek/Daily Beast on Libya’s difficult transition to democracy.

Islam Wasn’t Responsible for 9/11 — Al Qaeda Was

Sadly some American politicians and talk show hosts have decided that the proposal to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero should be opposed — their arguments lean heavily on conflating Islam and Al Qaeda. My take on the Cordoba House debate was carried by the Daily Caller today.