Image of a A Uyghur woman standing at a religious shrine near Hotan, southern Xinjiang.
January 4, 2017 / The Caravan by Alice Su

For centuries, Uyghurs have journeyed between the different Muslim shrines dotting the Taklamakan Desert. Now, the Chinese state has forcibly closed many of them.

December 16, 2016 / Foreign Policy by Alice Su

Chinese authorities speak of terrorism as an ideological problem, but treat it as an ethnic one.

The flags of many nations fly at the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh. The nearly 200 nations committed to the Paris Climate Agreement were stunned this week when President elect Trump announced his plans to rush to withdraw from the accord. Image by Justin Catanoso. Morocco, 2016.
November 18, 2016 / Mongabay by Justin Catanoso

As President elect Trump seeks a quick exit from the Paris Climate Accord, the international community at the COP22 climate summit says the world will go forward without the US; China may lead.

An open-air market in Marrakesh, Morocco. The city is hosting November’s COP22 Climate Conference and decisions made there could shape its future. If the rising heat brought by global warming isn’t abated, then parts of North Africa could become inhabitable by mid-century, according to a 2016 study. Image by Feliciano Guimarães via Creative Commons. Morocco, 2016.
November 3, 2016 / Mongabay by Justin Catanoso

This month’s 22nd UN climate conference in Morocco is critical for putting practical mechanisms in place to determine how the world’s nations will curb climate change.

Malikka Bouaissa (left) and Assia Missaoui
November 3, 2016 / Untold Stories by Nick Shindo Street

Sword-wielding ISIS partisans grab headlines and prompt clicks, but Europe's other Muslim fringe—women, LGBT people, artists and community activists—are far more numerous and influential.

A Hui Chinese man at one of the Sufi shrines in Lanzhou, northwestern China. Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
October 21, 2016 / ChinaFile by Alice Su

How does the Chinese Communist Party interact with Hui minority Muslims?

October 17, 2016 / The Atlantic by Alice Su

Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?

Many young Kashmiris are subscribing to the Salafist strain of Islam, a stricter and more puritanical faith than the mystical Sufism that is indigenous to the region. Image by Tariq Mir. Kashmir, 2011.
September 28, 2016 / Boston Review by Tariq Mir

In the name of fighting radical Islam, Indian troops have gone to war with civilian protests in Kashmir.

"We Are Europe" poster of Trump and Johnson kissing. Image by Amir Hassan. UK, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories by Amir Hassan

Traveling to Manchester, UK, to report on how Muslims are dealing with Islamophobia, Amir Hassan discovered a country reacting in shock to Brexit—news that Britain would leave the European Union.

Muslim youth in the U.K. participate in a Black Lives Matter march
September 9, 2016 / Untold Stories by Amir Hassan

Amir Hassan sheds light on the daily lives of Muslims in a city with a large Islamic community, Manchester, UK, focusing on their efforts to reflect Islam in a positive light. One says, “I’m a normal...

Image provided by Amir Hassan.
September 9, 2016 by Amir Hassan

Amir Hassan reports from Manchester, UK, on Muslim youth who embrace their heritage, using it to promote non-violence, community building, and a sense of global citizenship.

Manchester-based hip-hop artist Jaheda Choudhury-Potter
July 21, 2016 / Huffington Post by Nick Shindo Street

Lesbian, Muslim, out and proud, Jaheda Choudhury-Potter has made a name for herself in British hip-hop.

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