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Why I wear the burka: Masarat Daud at TED2014Why I wear the burka: Masarat Daud at TED2014

Posted By Emily McManus

Masarat Daud wears the burka — but she didn’t always. As a younger woman at university in Dubai, she thought: “People would think I was so religious, no one would want to be friends with me!” She wore western clothes, to the amusement of her parents. But her mother began suggesting she wear the burka, […]


TED Fellow Negin Farsad opens film “The Muslims Are Coming!”TED Fellow Negin Farsad opens film “The Muslims Are Coming!”

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Negin Farsad’s new documentary, The Muslims Are Coming!, churns hilarity out of a not-so-funny subject: Islamophobia. The film follows Farsad, a TED Fellow, and a group fellow Muslim-American comedians (Dean Obeidallah, Aron Kader, Preacher Moss, Kareem Omary, Maysoon Zayid and Omar Elba) as they tour the United States and hold comedic interventions to show conservatives, […]

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An uphill battle to reclaim “jihad”: A Q&A with Bobby Ghosh

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

TIME Editor-at-Large Bobby Ghosh covers global affairs and the Middle East. For five years he served as the magazine’s Baghdad bureau chief and, by the end of his tenure, was the longest serving print journalist in Iraq. Most recently Ghosh wrote a cover story on Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, arguably the most important man in […]


7 fascinating talks on better understanding Islam7 fascinating talks on better understanding Islam

Posted By Tedstaff

The core mystical moment of Islam took place in the year 610, or “half the world and almost half of history away,” as Lesley Hazleton, biographer of Muhammad, puts it. On a hot desert night, this previously ordinary man received the first revelation of the Koran on a mountain outside Mecca. “What struck me even […]