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Salman Rushdie, Islamic Critics Clash Over Jaipur Literature Festival

(11) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 4:33 PM

India's seventh annual Jaipur Literature Festival was embroiled in controversy even before its official kickoff on Friday, January 20. Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, sparked the ire of the largest Islamic seminary in India with his plans to attend.

Now, according to CNN, he...

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9/12: The Day American Muslims Had to Prove They Like Baseball, Too

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 4:52 PM

If I used the phrase "the events of 9/12," no one would know what I was talking about. When you compare it to 9/11, it's kind of like the less-talented, not-as-good-looking little brother of 9/11. You know, the one you give an extra hug to out of sheer pity.


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Using New Media to Know the 'Other'

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 6:13 PM

Ever the faithful Muslims (and non-Muslims), the participants in Amir Ahmad's conference on May 31, "The Future of Islam in the Age of New Media," were optimistic and excited to see what effect Facebook and Twitter will have on Islam and Muslims. Surprisingly not the first...

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The Importance Of Teaching Religion Well

(266) Comments | Posted May 15, 2011 | 9:33 AM

According to a Pew Forum report, entitled "Faith in Flux," most people who decide to leave their childhood religion say they did so before the age of 24. This indicates that development in understanding of religion and religious practices is a key factor in determining whether or not young adults...

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