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Florida Quran Burning Sparks Protests In Indonesia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday to denounce an American church's pl...

"Obama Hates America"

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It won't make much difference whether Obama picks the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, or the moon, to commemorate 9/11.

Please Locate Your Mosque Farther Away From Ground Zero

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Gardner

I remain puzzled and confused by terrorism. My feelings have nothing to do with any one group's mosque, but I have felt wounded by people who abused that faith.

Missing from Ground Zero: St. Nicholas Church

Nick Balamaci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Balamaci

One World Trade Center is climbing furiously toward the sky, and the footprint of the Memorial is now becoming clear. But one building is conspicuously absent: the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas.

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Book Burning

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tina Dupuy


Must See TV: My Trip to Al-Qaeda on HBO

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

This new film isn't some cookie-cutter analysis of Islamic terror. There is no "Bring it on" bumper sticker sloganeering to appease conservative ideologues. In fact, there's no appeasing of either side.

WaPo:'On Faith' The spiritual convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr and 9/11 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

With both Rosh Hashanah and the feast of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, falling this year on September 10--one day before the ninth annivers...

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

An Intelligence Officer's Perspective on Why Obama Is Right About the Ground Zero Mosque

Eric Haseltine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Haseltine

I am a lifelong Republican and former Bush administration official. I do not support all of Obama's policies. But I believe that our President is spot-on with his support for the Ground Zero Mosque.

The "Mosque"

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peter Clothier

Is resistance to the Ground Zero mosque a part of some "Christian agenda"? No. It has nothing to do with Christianity. It has everything to do with politics, with the exploitation of ignorance, prejudice and fear in order to further a political goal.

Anger Trumps Fear for Americans on 9/11

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

If a terrorist attack provokes mostly anger instead of fear, does that mean it has failed?

Two Wars Don't Make a Right

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama deserves credit for extracting this country from a war in Iraq that he inherited, but it is mind-numbing that in his nation-building efforts in Afghanistan he is now repeating the same errors that were made in Iraq.

What the Future Holds for the Millennial Generation

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

The road ahead will not be an easy one for the millennial generation, but I am secure in the fact that the series of blunders that we have been witness to over the past decade will serve to make us more cognoscente of the world in which we live.

A Burning Question: Extremists on 9/11

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Pastor Terry Jones is planning a Koran burning for the ninth anniversary of 9/11. Other than a pointless, smoke-filled flip off to the second largest faith in the world, does the torching of media these days do what its purveyors want it to do?

U.S. Intel Agencies Catching al-Qaeda in its own Web

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Devastated by Predator attacks, al-Qaeda is transforming from a terrorist group that uses propaganda into a propaganda group that outsources terrorism.

'But' Nothing: Why the Right to Build a Mosque Trumps the "Heckler's Veto"

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Many of those opposed to the proposed lower Manhattan Islamic cultural center and mosque say they're all for religious freedom -- and then comes the "but." But not Islam. But not there. But not if it offends some 9/11 families. "But" is un-American.

Signs of Life to Arrive at 9/11 Memorial

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way. Crews Saturday began planting 16 swamp white oaks at th...

What Mosque Hysteria Has to do with the Disastrous Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

There is danger in the right-wing mobilization at the core of the Islamic center controversy -- that is its goal of rebuilding the political support structure for the failed global war on terror.

I Have a Dream ... for Muslims

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Fidel Castro: Bin Laden Is A 'U.S. Agent' Hired By Bush

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Fidel Castro says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent who always popped up when former President George ...

A Crescendo of Innuendo: Obama and the Muslim Myth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Mitch McConnell says he's never done anything wrong with mutton. I take him at his word, for Mitch McConnell is an honorable man.

Where Exactly Is Ground Zero?

AP | AMY WESTFELDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years ...

Americans Outraged About New "Ground Zero Halal Cart"

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

In New York news, Americans from all over the country have publicly opposed the institution of a new Halal cart near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan.

9/11 Families Rally In Support Of 'Ground Zero Mosque'

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.25.2010 | New York

NEW YORK — The planned mosque and Islamic center blocks from ground zero got a new boost Wednesday from a coalition of supporters that includes ...