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Muslim Marine Hits the Streets of America to Spread Positivity About His Faith

Mansoor Shams speaks with passersby. (Mansoor Shams)
Current Affairs

Mansoor Shams explains why he had to "come out of his cave" to engage with other Americans about Islam.

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Praises China for 'Curtailing Elements of Radical Islam'

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty)
Current Affairs

Rex Tillerson's remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing are likely to rile Muslim Uighur advocates.

Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi's 'Being the Other — The Muslim in India'

(Saeed Naqvi)
Arts

In this excerpt from his new memoir, the veteran Indian journalist remembers the first time he felt "otherized."

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Interview: From Brothels to Beards, Bangladeshi Photographer Captures the Human Spirit

Bangladeshi man with a henna-dyed beard. (GMB Akash)
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GMB Akash explains how he gains the trust of the underprivileged people he photographs and brings their stories to life.

Video: Indonesia's 'Burden' Regarding Islam and Democracy

Indonesia Foreign Minister Dr. Marty Natalegawa (L) and Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at Asia Society New York on September 19, 2013.
Policy

Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?

What Reza Aslan Said About Islamophobes Before His Viral Fox News Interview

Author Reza Aslan offers a witty response to the
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Watch a clip from Aslan's 2010 Asia Society appearance in which he boldly takes on Islamophobes and offers a witty response to the "unprecedented" wave of anti-Muslim prejudice he saw sweeping the U.S. in 2010.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."

Interview: Pankaj Mishra's Eye-Opening Asian Perspective on Modern History

Pankaj Mishra (L), author of 'From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia' (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012).
Arts

The versatile Indian critic and journalist's latest book is an engaging account of Asian intellectuals whose anti-colonial ideas helped shape the modern world.