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Islamophobia

This Response To An Islamophobic Demonstrator Is Totally Perfect

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

When an anti-Muslim demonstrator stationed herself outside the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor IN Michigan last week, a member of the congregation decided...

ICYMI: The Dubious Appeal Of Cryotherapy And The Limits Of ‘In Sickness And In Health'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we can't get enough of question-and-answer style interviews with captivating subjec...

Antonia Blumberg

Muslim Counselor Talks Trauma, Stigma And The Power Of Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion

Many of the students Kameelah Rashad interacts with in her work as the Muslim chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania live in a state of fear and i...

A Tour Of The United States, One Mosque At A Time

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion

A filmmaker and a stand-up comic get in a car with the "half-baked" idea to visit 30 mosques in 30 days. It sounds like the beginning of a farce. B...

French Muslims Struggle To Feel Accepted By Their Country After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

BBC | Shaista Aziz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion

Almost two months on from the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office and the Jewish supermarket in Paris, the "Je Suis Charlie" banners, stickers and gra...

The Urgency of Inventing a Democratic Islam

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Akbar Ganji

Let us suppose that all the claims against Islam -- not what is done in Islam's name -- are actually true. Then, the question is, what can we do? What political strategy should be followed in order to improve the situation?

Is ISIS Islamic? Why This Is the Wrong Question to Ask

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

What we need at this point are politicians who have the intellectual and moral courage to move beyond questions such as "Is ISIS Islamic?" and who can recognize this question for what it is - a thinly veiled form of Islamophobia intended to heighten our fears of Islam.

Read An Excerpt Of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Latest Book

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

In her latest book, Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her controversial views on Islam, argues that the religion is not a pea...

Excerpt: Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.

Reflections on a National Gathering of Jewish Peace and Justice Activists

Donna Nevel | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Donna Nevel

Guided by the weekend's theme -- We're not waiting -- more than 600 people from across the country gathered both to envision the future and think concretely about how to be as meaningfully engaged as possible with the movement for justice in Palestine.

Canadian Women Ridicule PM For Anti-Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

A tidal wave of social media ridicule engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after saying the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim...

The Pains of Hijacking the Muslim American Narrative

Marwa Azab | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Marwa Azab

I am not going to apologize for being Muslim, or for any crime I did not commit, no matter how seasoned and convincing the imposters of Islam have become, because an apology for a crime I did not commit, is insulting to my intellect and yours.

Brown Lives Matter, Muslim Lives Matter

David A. Love | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
David A. Love

These tragic incidents received a mere fraction of the attention they should have. While the focus of late has been on #BlackLivesMatter, it is important to address the violence visited upon other groups, including religious and ethnic minority groups -- whether by terrorists, vigilantes or police who believe they have a right to monitor and take not only black lives, but brown lives too.

Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Craig Considine | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Islamophobes who do not see the value in Muhammad's qualities are simply being close-minded. If the Prophet were alive, he would show them mercy and compassion in spite of their actions. He would also tell them to seek more knowledge.

Already Yesterday's News? 'The Struggle For Justice is Right Now'

Alana Baum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Alana Baum

The power of speaking out on behalf of others and against prejudice cannot be overstated or forgotten. It's a lesson already known in our schools. Standing up for the bullied is essential to fighting hate. It must be repeated again and again.

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....

First Nighter: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King,' John Hollingworth's 'Multitudes,' Zinie Harris's 'How to Hold Your Breath'

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King.

#MeetAMuslimFamily Campaign Aims To 'Bridge The Gap Of Fear Into Love'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion

There may be no better way of getting to know someone than over a homecooked meal. Canada's Ahmadiyya Muslim community launched the #MeetAMuslimFam...

Ku Klux Klan Fliers Promoting Islamophobia Found In Washington State Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Ku Klux Klan fliers are rattling a city in Washington state, after residents found the anti-Muslim propaganda thrown in their driveways last month. ...

Julia Craven

Top Tennessee Republican: It's Time For A 'NAAWP In This Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

Tennessee's House majority floor leader kicked off a scandal back home by calling for the creation of "a Council of Christian Relations and a NAAWP in...

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Antisemitism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Just like some ultra-right wing Orthodox settlers in Israel can impede progress there, so hateful clerics can shape the culture of Arab communities in Europe. The problem is not lack of jobs or social mobility. It is the hijacking of a religion, and we cannot stop it unless we name it.

Terrorist Attacks Hurt Muslims and Islam More Than Anyone Else!

Marwa Azab | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Marwa Azab

The consequences of such attacks are disturbing to all. But, as a Muslim, this means, more intentional random checks by TSA, when traveling. I got randomly selected twice in a row at the same airport on my last business trip.

America's Islamophobia Problem

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

If in fact groups like ISIS are the true face of Islam, and if the propaganda that Muslim Americans engage in "stealth Jihad" to take over the country is true, why should my neighbor not look at me with suspicion and disgust?

Inspiring Images of Over 1,000 Muslims Forming 'Ring of Peace' Around Oslo Synagogue

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

They both offered a human shield -- in the best sense of the term -- protecting one of the most visibly Jewish locations in their city and condemned the murder last week of Dan Uzan, a Danish Jew, at a Copenhagen synagogue. These Oslo Muslims brought a message of peace and tolerance, one that rejects hate. They chanted, "No to anti-Semitism! No to Islamophobia!"

Matt Sledge

Muslim Americans Widely Seen As Victims Of Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

Muslim Americans are widely seen as victims of discrimination, but also viewed by a slim majority as members of a religion that encourages violence, a...