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Spoof Gum Commercial Chews Away At Islamophobia In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

A spoof commercial advertising a magical new chewing gum that promises to cure people of their prejudices is going viral online. The Council on Americ...

Wanted: One House Republican To Take A Stand Against Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) was an infant in 1942 when he and his family were forcibly removed from their home and put into Amache, a so-called internm...

Donald Trump Admirer To Spend 90 Days In Jail Over Plot To Bomb Muslims

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

A California man charged with possessing an explosive device and threatening to kill Muslims will spend 90 days in jail and serve three years probatio...

Bernie Sanders and Judaism

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

"Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in Hickory, North Carolina.

Is Bernie Circumcised?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Bernie Sanders: How he sees the religious revival "Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in H...

Debunking Misconceptions About Muslim Women, One Person at a Time

Melody Moezzi | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

I have always found that the most effective way to counter bigotry is via face-to-face human interaction. But when you're up against all caps and seven exclamation points, not to mention a mountain of artillery, lawsuits can become necessary.

College Moves To Fire Professor Who Said Muslims And Christians Worship Same God

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.06.2016 | College

Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian university outside of Chicago, said on Tuesday it was taking steps to fire a tenured political science profe...

Why I Oppose Anti-Muslim Hate -- as an Asian American and with Every Part of my Identity

Christopher Kang | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Christopher Kang

On December 16, 2015, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans held a rally to declare that opposing anti-Muslim hate and xenophobia will be on...

Trump Leverages Fear in Americans, Wrong Candidate for Our Nation's Future

Amit Jani | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Amit Jani

As you walk through the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, steam rises up through the metal floor grates and fills each of the six glass towers...

The Political Bullet Trump Won't Dodge

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

This latest Trump controversy appears to be the tipping point in his unprecedented presidential campaign, finally bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in soundly denouncing his outlandish, bigoted rhetoric.

Muslims Respond To Hateful Protests With Voter Registration Drives

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

As protestors prepare to spend this weekend demonstrating in front of Islamic houses of worship, Muslims responded on Friday by standing up for their ...

Ben Carson Is Wrong, So Are Calls for His Resignation

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Carson with his incredibly ignorant statement has undermined the values of the U.S. Constitution, all the while purporting to defend it.

Florida Gun Store Sets Up A 'Muslim-Free Zone' After Chattanooga Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

The owner of a gun store in Florida is responding to last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which killed five service members, by declaring h...

Anti-Islam Film Returns To YouTube

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion

An anti-Islam film trailer that a court ordered be removed from YouTube last year was reposted to the video-sharing site on Tuesday -- and several pro...

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

Not OK: Oklahoma Marriage Bill Is Jaw-droppingly Unconstitutional

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A preacher of the Gospel, a priest, and a rabbi. Sounds like front end of a bad joke, right? But that's the full list of religious officials deemed competent to perform marriages under HB1125, the bill that Oklahoma's House just passed in an attempt to restore ecclesiastical authority.

Julia Craven

Tennessee's Latest Bill Bans Nonexistent Muslim 'No-Go Zones'

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Muslim communities in Tennessee may soon be penalized for allegedly being too unwelcoming of those who don't practice the Islamic faith....

Muslim Groups Seek Clarity On Being Labeled Terrorists By UAE

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

The United Arab Emirates designated two top U.S. Muslim organizations as terrorists groups on Saturday, drawing "shock" and confusion from representat...

Focus On The Family Wants You To Bring Your Bible To School Today

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Christian group Focus on the Family sponsored a "Bring Your Bible To School Day" on Thursday encouraging students to exert their First Amendment right...

Forward This Next Time Right-Wingers Lie About Prominent Muslims Not Condemning ISIS Violence

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Let's be clear, violence committed in the name of religion, racial superiority, ideology or any other form of hatred is evil. Smearing a whole group because of the actions of some who claim membership may not be as evil, but that's an awfully low bar to clear.

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Zahra Billoo on CAIR, Islamophobia, and the Challenges of Interfaith Work

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

For the second episode of our all-new podcast examining the many fascinating conversations to be had within the American Muslim community, my co-host ...

Bloomberg's Veto Upsets Muslim Rights Group

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday (July 23) that would hav...

MyJihad: Just a Spiritual Journey?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Amitai Etzioni

Those who seek for us to better understand Islam would do better if they acknowledged that jihad is open to both kinds of interpretations -- both those that legitimize violence and those that abhor it.

Will Wrigley

She Won't Leave D.C. Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ready for the next round of jihad-related Metro ads? The ongoing saga over anti-Islamic advertisements in the district will soon open...