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The Future Of Christian-Muslim Relations In The West (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba Initiative and Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas discuss the future of Christian-Muslim relations in the West. ...

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Launches Multi-City Interfaith Tour (VIDEO)

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, is launching a tour to raise awareness about Muslims in America. 2010 saw Muslims in this ...

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.

Poll: 60% Of New Yorkers Oppose Ground Zero Mosque, Half Think It Would Promote Tolerance

nydailynews.com | By Frank Lombardi, Edgar Sandoval and Bill Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A survey of New Yorkers shows six out of 10 oppose plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero. Results of the Siena Research Institute poll were rele...

Why I Traveled the Muslim World After 9-11 and What I Learned

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Luongo

The role of the travel writer is to bring people to places they never see, to explain things to them, to make the unknown, the forbidden, the intangible, known quantities, things to no longer fear.

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)?

A New York Teen Speaks Out, September 2001

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Whatever you think of the issues, would you consider someone un-American for speaking their mind? Or is it more un-American to deny people the right to speak their minds and worship their god?

The Meaning Of 'Cordoba': Can It Really Symbolize Religious Tolerance?

Mark R. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark R. Cohen

Can Córdoba serve as a symbol for tolerance and mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims today? Yes.

The Cordoba House Debate: "It's Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail"

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

A lot has been written and will be written about the controversy* surrounding the proposed construction of the Cordoba House, two blocks from the Worl...

Build Or Burn? It Hurts Some, But It Is Constitutional

Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Zareena A. Grewal, Ph.D.

Our Constitution protects Muslims' rights to build the Cordoba Institute as well as Christians' rights to burn the Quran in protest of it.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy And The Pitfalls Of The Interfaith Dialogue Movement

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

That Jews and Arabs share a culture is a fact that stands in stark contrast with the idea that there is a primordial rupture between the peoples that has fed the endemic and corrosive violence that now permeates the region.

Jason Linkins

Cordoba Initiative Opponents Aid Radical Extremists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there was one frail, painfully naive hope I harbored when I left for vacation over a week ago, it was for all this national nonsense over the propo...

A Tale of Two Mosques

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shai Baitel

Having a right and doing the right thing, for one's goals and one's community, might be two different things. What worked for a mosque in Nazareth still has the chance to work with Park 51.

Where Is the Unhallowed Ground?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Conservatives keep asking: Where are the moderate Muslims? I want to know: where are the moderate Americans? Where are the politicians who will finally stand up to this right-wing extremism?

Daisy Khan: 'When Will Muslims Be Accepted?'

The Washington Post | Sally Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Daisy Khan is shocked. In a phone conversation with her minutes ago she said she couldn't believe that what had started out as "a community center for...

The Untold Story Behind the "Mosque at Ground Zero"

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

American Muslims bear no collective guilt. We have nothing to apologize for and everything to be proud of, including our loyalty and hard-earned livelihoods.

Why I Support The Muslim Center In New York

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

The genuine threat we face is not radical Islam but religious extremism of all stripes, including that preached by Gingrich.

Why Christians Should Support The 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

My Christian faith's values for forgiveness, truth, and love of neighbor lead me to conclude that politicians using the Islamic community center to score political points are mounting a direct assault against the honor of the dead.

Park 51: The Ground Zero Mosque Is Not a Mosque

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anushay Hossain

Calling this Center the "Ground Zero Mosque" not only makes people think up dramatic images of an actual mosque right on the site of Ground Zero, but it also misconstrues the entire debate.

Republicans Attack the Peaceful Imam

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Rumors linking Imam Feisal to terrorism have fallen on their face. Every day since 9/11, Feisal has worked with US law enforcement agencies to "eradicate terrorism."

"Ground Zero" Mosque To Move?

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

**SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE** Have Muslim leaders behind the misnomered "Ground Zero" mosque backed down? Yes, according to Israel's Haaretz. The pape...

Trusting in the Humanity of All the World's People

Gina Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gina Gershon

The Cordoba Initiative mosque should be built because it represents an opportunity to educate uninformed Americans, and to send a strong signal that the United States' true enemy is ignorance.

Top American Rabbis Rally Behind the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Even as newspapers continue to flurry with the headline that the Anti-Defamation League has opposed Park 51, the leaders of American Jewry have come out disproportionately in support of the community center.

Any Common Ground in the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Some will never be convinced of the moral legitimacy of Muslims seeking a place of worship close to Ground Zero. Yet many may change. Giving that moderate center a fair chance rests partly with the organizers of the Cordoba Center.

The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots

Rev. Chloe Breyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chloe Breyer

The proliferating nature of these anti-mosque demonstrations and their shifting tenor to panicked claims about the imminent threats of "Islamization" and "Shariazation" begs a moment of national introspection.