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A Marked Life

A Marked Life

By Saba Imtiaz In 1984, Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia-ul-Haq, changed the country's Constitution, making it a crime for Ahmadis to identify themselves as Muslims. Since then, more than 200 Ahmadis have been assassinated in Pakistan.
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

In the second of two posts, Irina Papkova, explores Bashar al-Assads assertion that Syria is the "last stronghold of secularism in the Middle East."
Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."
Hispaniola: Trujillo's Voudou Legacy

Hispaniola: Trujillo’s Voudou Legacy

In the aftermath of a 1937 massacre, Rafael Trujillo’s violent regime launched a campaign to demonize Haitians, using voudou as a principal identifier, reports Ezra Fieser from Dajabon in the Dominican Republic.
Arakan, Displaced

Arakan, Displaced

Conflict in western Burma's Arakan state has displaced thousands of Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Arakanese. From the Burmese border, Francis Wade examines the complex origins and motives behind the violence.
Sweeping Air

Sweeping Air

From Varanasi, India, Meera Subramanian’s inner pragmatist ponders the meaning of strength and devotion as she witnesses the Hindu ritual of aarti.
Iyad Ag-Ghali, 2012: Running Out of Road

Iyad Ag-Ghali, 2012: Running Out of Road

By Joe McKnight Part 4 of a four part series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad Ag0Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly 40 years.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Part three of Joe McKnight's series on the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
San Pedro's Key

San Pedro’s Key

Special for The Revealer: Alexander Zaitchik travels to Ecuador where he experiences the highs and lows of a local healing ritual. "Somewhere in the darkness I heard the first of the night’s retching noises."
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Childhood and Exile: Rebel Politics and the Politics of Hunger. This is the second in a series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

By Joe McKnight One name kept repeating itself: Iyad ag-Ghali, leader of Ansar Dine. It seems to me his story, and his political role, may be one that ends up profoundly altering Mali's future.

Decibels and Debate: Unifying Egypt’s Call to Prayer

by Maurice Chammah The call to prayer was not just a reminder of religious extremism. For these elite Egyptians, it was religious extremism.