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Jehan S. Harney

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Egypt: Haven't We Learned Our Lesson!

(26) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 3:04 PM

After the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, the interim declaration should have clearly spelled out the ultimate vision for the new Egypt: A country based on humanity, equality, justice, and freedom for all, without specifying what religions or Islamic paths people should follow.

President Mansour went above and...

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Media Double Standard Furthers Islamophobia

(5) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 9:37 AM

When iconic journalist Helen Thomas said that Jews should leave Palestine and go back to where they came from, she was being forced to retire abruptly after covering eight U.S. presidents. When CNN's Ric Sanchez said that Jews in America are not an oppressed minority and that they control the...

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Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia

(29) Comments | Posted October 16, 2010 | 6:38 PM

Once again, the rhetoric of Sharia taking over America has been exploited this time by Nevada Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.

In her recent interview with the Mesquite Local News, the Republican candidate said: "Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas are on American soil, and under Constitutional law,...

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The Battle of the Sexes in US Mosques

(9) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 11:13 PM

Mosque pray-ins are springing up across the U.S. They're orchestrated by a group of Muslim women wanting to end gender segregation in nearly two-thirds of American mosques. To get their point across, some of these women are literally walking out from behind the seven-foot barrier separating men and women in...

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Are We Overreacting to Compromising Photos of the New Arab-American Miss USA?

(27) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 6:36 PM

For the first time in its history, an Arab -- a Muslim Arab -- has been crowned Miss USA. Most Arab-Americans reacted with delight to the news of the win. However, Miss USA Rima Fakih's day in the limelight was short-lived; it wasn't long before a deluge of Internet slurs...

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Should the French Veil Ban Concern the West?

(45) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 5:39 PM

It is small piece of cloth, known as burqa or niqab, covering the faces of nearly 2,000 veiled women in a population of five million Muslims in France. Yet it has been contested and debated extensively by French lawmakers, the parliament, and President Nicolas Sarkozy. Just last Tuesday a French...

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