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Here are the most-read [according to pageview web analytics] Lapido articles of 2016, arranged in order of popularity. Our most-read articles of the year attempted to understand religion's motivating power and reinforced the viability of religious literacy in journalism. We look forward to the new year 2017 as an opportunity to bring you even more engaging and religiously literate reportage and analyses.

Thank you for your interest this past year.

'ISLAMIC STATE ARE MUSLIMS, THEIR DOCTRINES ISLAMIC': BBC HEAD

BBC Head of Religion, Aaqil Ahmed chose a Lapido event to clarify the BBC's use of the term 'so-called Islamic State' in our unprecedented most-read article of the year.

1st June 2016
Our Correspondent

'OFSTED WILL BECOME RELIGION REGULATOR': EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

UNLIKELY alliances formed to oppose Extremism Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech last May, with the bill's definition of extremism facing strong opposition from faith and civil liberties groups. 

18th May 2016
Jonathan Elliott

ANALYSIS: ASSAD OR THE ISLAMISTS? CHRISTIANS WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS

JOHN Pontifex travelled to Syria to ask the question most journalists refuse to address, on why Church leaders and faithful alike might prefer the Assad regime to the Islamist alternative.

19th February 2016
John Pontifex

SAUDI ARABIA AND ITS LINKS TO ISLAMIC STATE

WHEN a top Saudi cleric admits on-air that it is his country that spawned IS, the world must consider its options.

12th February 2016
Irfan Al-Alawi

QUILLIAM BIDS FOR US CREDIBILITY UNDER ITS NEW CEO

HARAS Rafiq, the new CEO of the world's first Islamic counter-terrorism think tank, plans to counter Trump-style anti-Islam narratives to stake out a new middle ground.

5th October 2016
Laura Oliver

ANALYSIS: IS CHRISTIANITY KILLING EUROPE?

ALTRUISM has become pathological in Europe, but one cannot ignore the role that Christianity and the churches have played in this debacle, argues Catholic writer Ed West.

27th July 2016
Ed West

THE JIHADI GODFATHER WHO IS HELPING BUY UP NEW

THE world's leading advocate of jihad is behind a campaign to sell 'sharia-compliant' house mortgages in the US.

2nd November 2016
Our Correspondent







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