Komotini is a village in the Greek province of Thrace. Its Muslim population dates back to the time of Ottoman occupation. They still speak Turkish and Shariah law still applies to Muslim residents in family matters, a state of affairs that has inflamed some politicians in Athens. Meanwhile, residents say their bigger problem is poverty.
The final election results were read out Saturday with little ceremony, but the final tally cemented what most people in Egypt already know: Islamist groups are the new political powerhouse in post-revolutionary Egypt.
Nationwide, many 20-somethings are leaving their churches behind. David Kinnamen and his staff at the research company, The Barna Group, interviewed more than 5,000 Christians, and he says the dropout issue is real and urgent. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kinnamen about his book You Lost Me.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously voted last week that churches are not bound by some workplace discrimination laws. It's being called the most significant ruling on religious freedom in decades. Host Michel Martin discusses the decision with The Washington Post editorial writer and legal affairs expert Eva Rodriguez.
Ayad Akhtar's debut novel, American Dervish, tells the story of a Pakistani-American boy in Milwaukee coming to terms with his religion and identity. Akhtar drew on his own experiences exploring the Muslim faith as a teenager growing up in Wisconsin.
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