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Innocence of Muslims

Why Embracing the Ethics of Islam Can Help Us Achieve Greater Global Harmony

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Munawar A. Anees

PARIS -- Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon, suddenly uncovered by social media on the Internet. Islamophobia is as old as Islam itself. Yet, Islam can be rightly credited as a trendsetter in interfaith harmony. We all need to articulate that for the sake of humanity.

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2015 | Media
William Bradley

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...

War on Islam Comes to Our Backyards

Manal Omar | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Manal Omar

The escalation of tension among the American-Muslim community is an opportunity for us to once more examine the role of religion in society from a multi-disciplinary lens. It is an opportunity to reject the simplistic and sensational narrative that is leading to a cycle of violence.

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...

453 Days Later...

Tom Rubin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Tom Rubin

Welcome news this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. By a vote of 11 to 1, the court overturned its injunction against the controversial video called "Innocence of Muslims" that it had ordered off YouTube back in February 2014.

Free Speech Charlie Hebdo and the Art World

Mike Spradley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Mike Spradley

Two weeks after Islamic extremist murdered my colleagues at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, I feel now is the time to reflect on what their deaths mean to us. Why were their creative talents targeted ?

Murdering Freedom of Speech

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech might be integral to the hard-won flowering of modern freedoms valued in the West, but its fragile bloom has faded and could die without proper tending by courageous politicians and media working in a global partnership to oppose Islamism and the Zeitgeist of political correctness.

Court Reconsiders Removal Of Anti-Muslim Film On YouTube

AP | BRIAN MELLEY | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was compared...

The Truth About the Video and Benghazi

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Many seem to have forgotten the volatile time we faced as a nation leading up to the strike on the consulate in Libya.

YouTube Ordered To Remove Anti-Muslim Film

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle ...

White House Blames Obamacare Glitches on Innocence of Muslims

Spencer Green | Posted 12.21.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

White House officials are blaming the numerous online technical glitches that have occurred since the rollout of Obamacare on the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims.

Google: Government Snooping Just Hit Record Levels.. Again

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

World governments keep asking Google to remove content, and Google keeps tattling on them. In its latest transparency report, released Thursday, Googl...

Principle vs. Privilege Of Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Opponents of Islam claim it denies freedom of speech and censors those who insult Islam. This is factually incorrect. After all, the Prophet Muhammad called differences of opinion a blessing in society and never sought to censor or threaten those who verbally attacked him.

Egypt to Ban YouTube for a Month in Response to 'Innocence of Muslims'

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

An Egyptian court has ordered a one-month blockage of YouTube, the popular video-sharing site that more than 44% of internet users in the country use every day, with more than 50% of them using it to follow political news.

Egypt Bans YouTube

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

CAIRO — A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website YouTube for 30 days for carrying an anti-I...

WATCH: 7 Most Provocative Religious Videos Of 2012

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 01.02.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Imagine if Martin Luther and John Calvin had YouTube. Armed with Gutenberg’s printing press, the two reformers wrested Europe from the grip...

A Look Back At Media Coverage Of Islam And Islamic Law In 2012

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Krystina Friedlander

This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages -- and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages -- were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced To Prison For Blasphemy And Contempt Of Religion

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion

CAIRO -- A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted a Coptic Christian blogger who shared an anti-Islam film on social networking sites and sentenced him to...

Actress In Controversial Anti-Muslim Film Loses Legal Bid

AP | Posted 12.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- An actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film blamed for sparking violence in the Middle East has lost another legal bid to have the ...

7 Sentenced To Death For Anti-Islam Movie

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participatin...

Man Behind Anti-Muslim Movie Has 'No Regrets' | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

LOS ANGELES -- Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making "Innocenc...

Benghazi -- The Selective Memory of Republicans, and the Media

Dee Evans | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Dee Evans

Did everyone in the free world all of a sudden forget that it was not the Obama administration but the protestors on the ground in Libya who actually first stated that the reason they were protesting was because of the anti-Islam video, Innocence of Muslims?

Susan Rice, McCain, Obama and the Next Secretary of State

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Easily the most dramatic sequence in a rather strong press conference performance today by President Barack Obama was his vehement defense of UN Ambassador Susan Rice against attacks by Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Gets Prison Sentence

AP | GREG RISLING AND LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a y...

Hues Of Human Perception

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Though religion is born in one race and nation, it has cut across the boundaries of races and nationalities. Although religion has maintained its own identity, it has not remained immune to the cultural influence of the host countries.