Last night’s documentary on the birth of Islam illustrates how powerful religion made Arabic culture
A Muslim group forbids tomatoes ‘because they are Christian’. Will dialogue with Muslims ever be possible? Perhaps: but it won’t be easy
There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?
Ed West welcomes a new book that sheds light on the mysterious birth of the Islamic faith
Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church
The TV series Homeland never gets to grips with its key question: why would a US soldier embrace Islam?
I wonder how many Westerners have, like Brody, become Muslim. What would be their reasons for doing so?
Saudi Grand Mufti calls for churches to be destroyed: will David Cameron mention this next time he’s in Riyadh?
Freedom of religion is non-negotiable
The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable
Muslims who oppose fundamentalism should recognise the Pope as an ally
Melanie Phillips says that Islam is intrinsically anti-Semitic; Daniel Goldhagen tries the same argument with Catholicism
Benedict XVI says the importance attached to faith by many Muslims is at times ‘provocative’ in secular society