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What's Up With Muslims and Dogs?

198 Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 20:35:34 (EST)

I'm not a big follower of reality television, but was happy to hear about TLC's new reality show "All-American Muslim." We know that personal contact is the best way to break down stereotypes, but with Muslims less than 2% of the U.S. population, many Americans will never get...

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Truthful Witnesses: Thanking God for Good Journalists

Posted March 22, 2011 | 15:00:10 (EST)

We religious leaders tend to complain a lot about the media. We lament the media's focus on trivial entertainment stories on the one hand, and on bad news stories on the other. We are particularly annoyed that bad news stories about religion receive a lot more coverage than the daily...

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The Peter King Hearings: Let's Get Serious About Radicalization

Posted March 10, 2011 | 22:02:33 (EST)

There were many issues raised in the Peter King hearings Thursday purportedly about "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community's Response," but few were relevant to the topic. Elsewhere I have discussed some of the problems with the premise and agenda of...

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Selma and Salamah: Egyptian Voices For Peace as the Fruit of Justice

Posted February 2, 2011 | 17:56:27 (EST)

On March 7, 1965, six hundred peaceful civil rights protesters were brutally attacked by police in Selma, Alabama. In the following weeks, Americans of all faiths came to Selma to rally in support of the human rights and dignity of African-Americans. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of American Judaism's great...

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