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The Debate Over the Proposed Community Center in Downtown Manhattan (Audio)

Speaker: Daisy Khan
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Daisy Khan discusses the national and international implications of the debate surrounding the proposal to build a community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site.

This call was part of CFR's Outreach Initiative. Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative and State and Local Officials Initiative.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Veiled Truths

Author: Marc Lynch

In The Flight of the Intellectuals, Paul Berman argues that it is not violent Islamists who pose the greatest danger to liberal societies in the West but rather their so-called moderate cousins, such as Tariq Ramadan.

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Article

Khomeini's Long Shadow

Author: Mohamad Bazzi
Foreign Affairs

Mohamad Bazzi says a more moderate, democratic vision of Shiism could ultimately resolve the current conflict in Iran.


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Audio

2010 Update on Religious Freedom Around the World (Audio)

Speakers: Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou discuss international religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy in light of the recent release of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's Eleventh Annual Report on Religious Freedom in the World, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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Caspian Weekly: Turkey's Role in the Organization of Islamic Conference, JDP Government and the Greater Middle East Project

Author: Ozan Örmeci

Turkey's role in the Organization of the Islamic Conference has been increasing consistently after the take-over of Justice and Development Party (JDP) in 2002. Simultaneously with Turkey's increasing role in the organization, OIC, which has functioned as a non-influential international actor until recent years, has now an important agenda due to the problems of the Islamic world and USA's "Greater Middle East Project."

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