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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.

Park51 -- The Center/Mosque at Ground Zero Is an American Issue

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

I see myself evolving into a new kind of Muslim, helping to shape an American Islam imbued with democratic values, constitutional rights, women's rights and religious tolerance, a role model for the world.

Anti-Mosque Sentiment in America: Lessons from Europe?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Efforts to prohibit the construction of Islamic centers and mosques undermine American principles and move us closer to a Europe where restrictions on religious liberty are the most common means of "dealing" with Islam.

'Ground Zero Mosque' and Religious Freedom in America

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

These protests, diatribes, and campaigns against Park51, the proposed Muslim community center in lower Manhattan, violate the ideals of religious freedom to which our country has long aspired.

Ground Zero Mosque: Extremist 'Pilgrimage' Destination? An Interview With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Imam Rauf spoke of using the model of the YMCA, which, decades ago, helped improve relationships between different Protestant Christians. Cordoba House will use the same community-building premise.

Hey, That's Sacred Ground: Let's Talk About Where to Build that Mosque

Rabbi Justus N. Baird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Justus N. Baird

As a rabbi, I'd like to offer two things that seem to be missing from the now public discussion of Cordoba House: a pastoral voice, and a piece of wisdom from the past.