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The Judge's Tears

Michael Pettinger | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Love seems to be missing from the media accounts of the fury unleashed by an anti-Islamic video. There's something frustratingly abstract and cerebral about conversations that pit American "freedom of speech" against Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.

Quran-Burning Pastor Compares Himself To Heman Cain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Florida Pastor Terry Jones, who gained international notoriety last summer for his plan to burn a Quran and announced recently he was running for pres...

America's Sacred Ground

Eboo Patel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I believe Ground Zero is sacred. I believe every inch of America is sacred. I believe, in an era where more and more people are convinced that different faiths are fated to fight, America is nothing short of a mercy upon all the worlds.

The N.Y. Islamic Center Controversy: How People of the Same Faith Can Disagree

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

The Gallup numbers suggest that there is greater diversity of opinion than is often presumed and clearly demonstrate that no one view, even with any given faith community, holds sway.

Obama Sums Up Last Two Years on The Daily Show: "Yes We Can, but..."

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

You could not find a bigger Obama supporter than me during the 2008 elections. He promised a lot, and I expected a lot. Yet he has not delivered on the most important issues that I voted on.

Why I'm Honored to Be Named a Huffington Post Game Changer

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Leaving the world a better place than we found it by reversing the downward spiral hatred and ignorance for our children and our grandchildren is truly the "Game Changer" that we all need to strive for.

To Bill O'Reilly and Those of a Similar Mind

Andy Schupak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Schupak

It seems wrong that, in a society that supposedly prides itself on being open, democratic and accepting of many different cultural groups, so many people are blatantly associating Muslims with terrorism.

Denver Radio Host Mike Rosen Pushes for Terrorist Attack on Islamic Center Built in Lower Manhattan

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

During a question about whether an Islamic Center should be allowed to be built in Lower Manhattan, Rosen said that if one is built, he supports terrorists blowing it up.

Why The Mosque Melee Actually Signals A New Era Of Religious Tolerance

Jim Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Kenney

for those closest to the ongoing interreligious movement, tolerance just won't suffice. Real intercultural harmony demands exposure, as well as respect, mutuality, and, ultimately, engagement.

Auschwitz And The Mosque Near Ground Zero: The Problems With This Analogy

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

If there is a lesson to be learned from John Paul's actions regarding the Carmelite convent at Aushwitz, it is exactly the opposite of what Cordoba House opponents are now claiming.

'60 Minutes' Offers Platform for Extremist Pamela Geller

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Taylor Marsh

It was a segment that embarrassed "60 Minutes" and proved Scott Pelley doesn't do his homework, at least not where editing his own segment is concerne...

Why the Tea Party Energizes Both Parties' Bases

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Kane

The Tea Party is based on an extreme disapproval of the current Democratic administration and may be inadvertently energizing the left. Could progressives galvanize around an anti-Tea Party movement?

The Mosque, the Nazis and Martin Luther King

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The dispute over the mosque is a lot like a hypothetical German-American march. Just as it would be wrong to treat all German-Americans as if they are Nazis, so too is it wrong to treat all Muslims as if they support terrorism.

Mosque Hysteria: Brining Us Closer to Another 9/11?

Yitz Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Yitz Jordan

Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich may have brought us closer to "another 9/11" than any Cordoba House ever could.

Who Is Funding the Funders?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

All this talk about how the Cordoba project will be funded begs a bigger question: shouldn't we be trying to find an energy alternative to oil so that we don't have to continue to send our dollars to hostile nations and entities?

Swastikas, Islamaphobia and Basketball

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Unfortunately, discrimination turns out to be what brings about the non-partisanship that President Obama has been so desperately trying to achieve.

Woody Allen: Build The Mosque

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Woody Allen is very clearly in favor of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. At the premiere of his new film "You Will Meet a Tall ...

Shadow Generation

Valarie Kaur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valarie Kaur

What's missing in the national firestorm over Park51? The voices of young people. Here's how young people can speak out against Islamophobia without creating new enemies, starting on today.

Feisal Abdul Rauf's New York Times Op-Ed [With Annotations From an Agnostic]

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kirkpatrick

"As my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community ce...

Whose Concern? NYC Street Art Makes Waves

Ariel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ariel Rubin

At first it was just patchwork over windows and signposts, deceptively simple. A piece of paper bisected by a black line with a Helvetica-fonted survey question about the "Ground Zero mosque" on both sides.

Why We Need to Ignore Anti-Islamic Hysteria

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

From now on, I am going to do my best to ignore anti-Muslim hysteria. America just has too many bigger fish to fry.

The Road to Cordoba

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Malcomson

At the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday morning, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf tried to turn crisis into opportunity, specifically an opportunity to broadcast the message of Islamic moderation.

1,000 Gather for the "Liberty Walk" in Support of Religious Freedom for All

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

September 11, 2010 was a day of public mourning in Lower Manhattan, punctuated at times by rival protests for and against the Park51 Muslim community center. September 12 began what we hope will be the reframing of public discourse.

Why I Oppose the New York Park51 Initiative

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Would all those funds and energies not be of better benefit elsewhere? Is the building of an Islamic center in New York a priority for the Muslim ummah (community)?

Remembering The Sacred Acts Of 9/12/01

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

With so much anti-Muslim hate being spewed in the name of 9/11 right now, we must remember the sacred things that happened on September 12, 2001.