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What Does a Vote for a GOP Candidate in November Really Mean?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

A vote for the GOP in November will be a vote for the richest one percent of the country at the expense of the rest of us. And it will be a vote for the kind of fear that we, as a country, would eventually come to regret.

Stop Hijacking 9/11: Ground Zero Is Not a "Platform" for Anybody

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

As the wife of a 9/11 survivor, I found Monday's speech by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf at the Council on Foreign Relations to be deeply disturbing. Not be...

WATCH: Bill Maher Talks Beck's 'Diabetic Mall-Walkers,' Summer Of Racism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher recaps the summer of 2010 in the first "Real Time" broadcast since the show's summer hiatus. In the clip sent exclusively to the Huffin...

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.

Author Salman Rushdie Defends Muslims' Right To Build Mosque

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is not a great fan of organized worship but believes an Islamic center and mosque should b...

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.

I Said I Wouldn't Write About the Mosque

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

When people like Terry Jones use our freedoms to provoke and anger and instill hatred, he abuses his right. Don't ever again politicize our day of unity, Terry Jones. It only comes once a year.

The Disturbing, Changing Role of the Media

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

I remember a time when the press played a very vital role in holding our political leaders accountable for their actions and their promises. I miss the old days.

'Mosque at Ground Zero' -- A Spiritual Perspective

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

When I lived in Europe and Africa, I spent six years in a relationship with an Arab man. The first time I walked into his parents' home, I felt completely at home. So when I read about peoples' fears of Muslims, I scratch my head.

Stewart Exposes Fox News' Irrational Fear Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart mocked the media's obsession with would-be Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones, and showed how Fox News consi...

"I Love The Mosque" Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Stepanian

People say you worry more as you get older. I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now. It's 10pm on Friday night, Se...

Measuring Mercy

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

When it comes to forgiveness and grace, one could do worse than to turn to Shakespeare's less known play, Measure for Measure.

Mosques and Mindfulness at Ground Zero

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

To most of us modern folks, Ground Zero refers to a location in Manhattan. Some of us were physically there on 9/11; the rest of us were emotionally and spiritually close.

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.

To Build or Not To Build: American Muslims, the Rise of Bigotry and Religious Intolerance

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The last thing the United States and the American people need is to be perceived as a nation that is hateful and intolerant of Muslims

Time to Move On

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

It is time to address the gaps between our understanding of Muslims and Islam and leave behind the myths and stereotypes that frame the view that many Americans hold of Islam and Muslims.

Reconciliation in the War of Symbols: Ground Zero, the Islamic Center and the Florida Church

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

This war of symbols reveals ugly stereotyping and prejudice on nearly all sides, including those on the left who spewed hateful rhetoric to those opposing the Islamic Center.

Teaching Architecture in the Age of the Great "Mosque" Debate

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Deily-Swearingen

It is an interesting time to be an Instructor of Architectural History. For several years now, I have been teaching students about the movements of t...

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.

Make Mosques Not War: My Foolproof Plan to Terror-Proof America

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Misch

We should move the "Ground Zero" "Mosque" to Ground Zero. And because bigger is safer, make it the centerpiece: a magnificent 1,776-foot terrorist-thwarting Mosque of Invulnerability.

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)?

Sam Stein

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Making a relatively rare television appearance on Sunday, Imam Feisal Rauf, the man behind the controversial Islamic cultural center in downtown Manha...

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.

Thousands Rally Near Ground Zero Against, In Support Of Islamic Center

The Huffington Post | Samira Nanda and Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the anniversary of September 11, thousands of people came within blocks of Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan to rally against and in support of the...

How Dare You Use My Cousin's Murder on 9/11 to Justify Bigotry and Hatred

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nine years ago my cousin was murdered when the airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center. It makes my blood boil when Fox News and right-wing politicians invoke the names of those who died on 9/11 for political gain.