1. And now a word from our (former) sponsor

    - The TLC cable network’s "All-American Muslim," a new reality program that follows the lives of five families in a Detroit suburb, now belongs to a rare breed: television shows that have lost advertisers after becoming the targets of protest.

  2. Ramadan begins

    - Muslims around the globe have begun their holiest month of the year by giving up food, drink, smoking and other physical needs from dawn till dusk each day. — (38 photos total)

  3. OP-ED: Conflict resolution is part of Norway’s national DNA

    - IT SEEMS so unfair that Norway should become a target of terrorism. Once the scourge of Europe, when Vikings pillaged their way across the continent, Norway is the world’s number one exporter of peace and reconciliation. Wherever there is a conflict you may find a Norwegian up to his elbows trying to solve it.


  4. "These bullets more or less exploded inside the body. It’s caused us all kinds of extra problems in dealing with the wounds they cause, with very strange trajectories."
    — Dr. Colin Poole, head of surgery at Ringriket Hospital in Honefoss northwest of Oslo, told The Associated Press that the gunman used special bullets designed to disintegrate inside the body and cause maximum internal damage. Poole said surgeons treating 16 gunshot victims have recovered no full bullets.
  5. From businessman’s son to the face of terrorism

    - He shattered a nation’s sense of self and security at the dawn of a new century, personified a network of terrorists intent on recreating an ancient Muslim kingdom from modernity’s ashes, and ignited a global response that continues to reshape the Near East today.

  6. France bans face-covering Islamic veil

    - France’s new ban on Islamic face veils was met with a burst of defiance Monday, as several women appeared veiled in front of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral and two were detained for taking part in an unauthorized protest.