Mouhanad Khorchide (Munster) and Ufuk Topkara (Paberborn): A Contribution to Comparative Theology: Probing the Depth of Islamic Thought. Mahdi Tourage (UWO): Performing Belief and Reviving Islam: Prominent (White Male) Converts in Muslim Revival Conventions. From Qantara, Hassan Hassan on the demise of Islamic centres of moderation; for Muslim societies, the way to democracy will inevitably involve religious politics, says Nader Hashemi; and an interview with American scholar Amina Wadud: ''Islam belongs to all its believers''. Facts and fictions about Islam in prison: SpearIt on assessing prisoner radicalization in post-9/11 America. The introduction to On the Muslim Question by Anne Norton. Maria Massi Dakake reviews In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire by Tom Holland. Muslims defend free speech of anti-Muslim extremist: Ian Reifowitz on what a difference seven years makes.