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Islamic schools grapple with abuse scandals
By  • 14 November 2019
The Catholic Church isn't alone in facing widespread child sex abuse allegations. Islamic schools internationally are also confronting a history of abuse. On this week's show, a look at recent investigations of abuse in Islamic…
China's Uighurs face cultural assault
By  • 11 October 2018
Over the past year, China has vastly increased repression of the country’s Uighur minority. A Turkic group that practices Islam, the Uighurs have long faced restrictions from Beijing – but over the past year as many…
Despite insults, Muslim campaign reporter pursued empathy, fairness
By  • 28 December 2017
"As a journalist you want people to share their thoughts and their emotions with you." If there were only two words Asma Khalid would like radio listeners to associate with her work, those would be…
Trump's Islam rhetoric tested NPR reporter Khalid
By  • 21 December 2017
Those who listened to NPR's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign regularly heard the dispatches of political reporter Asma Khalid. During the race, Khalid distinguished herself for her ability to blend interviews with voters with the…
Europe's veil bans target Muslim women
By  • 28 September 2017
Since France banned women from wearing veils that covered the face in public in 2011, a growing number of European nations have passed similar restrictions. Belgium, Bulgaria and Austria have passed similar so-called "burqa bans,"…
Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists
By  • 28 September 2017
In 2011, France became the first European Union country to ban women in public from wearing veils that cover their faces. But the debate over Islamic dress in Europe didn't stop there. Since then a…
Myanmar's Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'
By  • 3 March 2017
Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months amidst a campaign by the South Asian nation's military against the religious minority. Refugees have told rights groups and U.N. investigators of burned…
For Mideast Christians, a troubled outlook
By  • 19 November 2015
Christianity might have gotten its start in the Middle East, but the region’s Christian minority is finding the area more and more dangerous when it comes to practicing their beliefs. The rise of the Islamic…
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