"I was scared. I was completely by myself," says sobbing fourth-grader.
Wahhabism has taken a sledgehammer to Islam.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized Saudi Arabia over how it runs the hajj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims.
Colleagues Mariette Hagglund and Andy Mullins of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations contributed
If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not.
"It is an attack on the religion itself."
The visit of the Christians of Narjan to the city of Medina in 631 CE is perhaps the most important noted interfaith interaction between Christians and Prophet Muhammad.
This year includes an alignment at mid-September of the main holy days in the Jewish and Islamic calendars. At sundown on September 13, Jews observed the first of their High Holy Days, and their recognized commencement of the new year, Rosh Hashanah.
The world, and especially moderate, traditional, spiritual, conventional and even conservative -- but few radical -- Muslims have watched in dismay as the spurious "Islamic State" (ISIS) has undertaken the systematic destruction of the pre-Islamic monuments at Palmyra in Syria.
A joint venture between Polaris Industries based in Medina, Minnesota and India's Eicher Motors has designed a purpose-built vehicle that has a three-fold function: a family car, a pickup van, and a power generator!
A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.
Yasir Qadhi, an assistant professor of Islamic studies at Rhodes College who is leading a hajj pilgrimage for Dar El Salam
Medina, the second most important city for Muslims, is also going through radical changes. Current plans aim for removal