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Is Pamela Geller Starting Judaism's Westboro Baptist Church? (VIDEO)

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

While Geller may not have the knowledge of Jewish text and tradition to become a rabbi, she is creating an edifice of hate all unto her own and building a congregation of hate-filled followers.

Ground Zero Imam Champions Church-State Separation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- The imam who has faced resistance for plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Z...

Pamela Geller's Anti-Islam Organization Labelled A 'Hate Group'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller, the fiery and offensive Atlas Shrugs blogger who organizes vehemently anti-Islamic protests, is not just a far right-...

Religion Coverage Doubled, Focused On Islam Controversies In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Islam dominated religion news coverage in 2010, a year that also saw religion reporting double to 2 percent of all news, according to a new study from...

Mosque Approval In Southern California: Bellwether For The Rest Of The Country?

Mary Slosson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The Anti-Muslim fever in this suburban Southern California community has finally broken. Late last month, the City Council definitively ruled in favor of a proposed mosque.

Combating E-Islamophobia

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The blogosphere, and the critical mass of Islamophobes who inhabit it, now has profound consequences for politics and the public perceptions that underlie it.

Park51 Imam STEPS DOWN After Controversial Views Emerge

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just when we were starting to get to know him, Sheik Abdallah Adhami is stepping out of the spotlight. Three weeks after being named as the imam for ...

New Park51 Imam Caught In Homophobic Rant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Supporters of a proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero may take issue with some of the views of the center's new imam. In past lectures,...

Richard Land Dishonors The Baptist Tradition By Not Standing Up For Religious Minorities

Robert Marus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Marus

If you live near a cemetery, that whirring sound you've been hearing all week probably owes to my Baptist forebears spinning in their graves.

The Palin Standard

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

Sarah, you can't have it both ways. It's either "individual responsibility" meaning that we only punish those who commit the crimes, or collective guilt, so you can punish Americans for the wrongs to which they have no connection.

If You Are Pro Wal-Mart, Are You Anti-Mosque?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This flier was posted last week on the conservative blog Atlas Shrugs as a call for activists to protest Wednesday's City Council hearings about Wal-M...

How Interfaith Cooperation Honors God: An Evangelical's Perspective

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

Three reasons why I believe interfaith cooperation is so vital right now -- and why evangelicals should be helping to lead the way.

The Great Impending OMG of 2011

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

All end-of-year lookbacks at the major stories, scandals, dramas and traumas contain one shared ingredient, one bizarre commonality built straight into their media DNA: How insanely fast we forget all about them.

God's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I, God, want to be a better listener, but sometimes I get so busy I can't tell the OMG in a prayer for help from the OMG in an orgasm. Makes for some awkward visitations.

Muslims, The Quran And The Importance Of Understanding Symbols Of Faith

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

I think one of the main problems with the current state of Muslim/American relations is that nobody gets the other side's symbols and when meanings misalign, messages misfire.

The War Over Muslims In America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As 2010 comes to a close, it's clear that this year offered few favors for the American Muslim identity or reputation. Indeed, Pew reports that Muslims in America had a higher approval rating after 9/11 than in 2010.

Top 10 Religion And Politics Research Findings Of 2010

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Nearly 6-in-10 Americans affirm American exceptionalism that God has granted America a special role in human history. Those affirming this view are more likely to support military interventions and to say torture is sometimes justified.

Mosque Sweet Home

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

I am happy to say that, of all the things (good or bad) our local mosque may represent to my neighbors, for me it means I'm almost home.

The Year in Shamelessness

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

It seems that the hate-spewing hordes of 2010 have presented us with far more than the usual amount of arrogant ignorance, bald-faced bigotry, and brazen hypocrisy.

Saudi King Addresses Those Wild Park51 Rumors

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Saudi billionaire King Abdullah is not involved in a proposal to move the Park51 mosque and community center to Greenwich Village, ...

Last Minute Gifts to Six Groups in Need of Help This Christmas... A Letter From Santa

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Moore

These Santas will turn around and use your money to create gifts greater than anything I could ever make in my workshop.

Religion Writers Name New York Mosque Top Story of 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The protracted and contentious debate over plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New Y...

For Top Religion Stories Of 2010, A Major Case Of Deja Vu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and ...

Park51 Applies for $5M in 9/11 Recovery Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- The developers of the Park51 Islamic center are seeking federal post-9/11 recovery money to get their project off the ground. Park...

Nicholas Kristof Apologizes To Muslims On Behalf Of America

New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you. The venom on the airwaves, equating M...