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Julia Craven

Top Tennessee Republican: It's Time For A 'NAAWP In This Country' | Julia Craven | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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...

Calling ISIS Un-Islamic Is A Fact, Not An Excuse

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

The current hypocritical and selective listening strategy that anti-Islam critics all too often use empowers ignorance and terrorism, not education and pluralism. You can bet no true intellectual engages in such hypocrisy.

Danish Ambassador to Israel Exposes Middle East Double Standard

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Myriam Miedzian

A concern for justice and humanity that focuses selectively on victims and perpetrators is deeply flawed. It is time for Israel demonizers to recognize their double standard and move beyond it.

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Al Jazeera's Wajahat Ali on Islamophobia and Muslim Narratives

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

This month we're joined by award-winning playwright, journalist, and humorist Wajahat Ali for a far-ranging conversation that starts with a lengthy discussion about the recent tragic shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.

To Understand Europe's Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The thawing -- or re-humanizing -- of Ahmedu as we got to know each other was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Yet, to too many in the West a young man like Ahmedu represents an Islamic threat in which Muslims are hell-bent on re-conquering parts of Europe to impose an Islamic caliphate. As for the argument that immigrants simply mean more recruits for terrorists, not once did Ahmedu mention words like sharia or jihad. But for the right-wing movements growing exponentially across Europe, this would not matter.

What Happened When A Muslim Man Walked Around Milan For 5 Hours

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

“Taliban!” one woman shouted as Hamdy Mahisen walked past her on a Milan street. “Shit, have you seen the ISIS?” asked another passer-by. ...

You Know You're a Bigot When...

Cenk Uygur | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

You know you're a bigot when you can't take out the word "Muslim" from a sentence you stated and replace it with "Jew" and still have it be socially acceptable. Let's start out nice and easy. A sentence I get with great regularity: "You're a Muslim apologist."

Why the Chapel Hill Shooting Was More Hate Crime Than 'Parking Dispute'

Erik Ose | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

There is much to suggest these three students weren't killed solely over a parking space. This heinous act looks more like a hate crime.

Will the White House's Violent Extremism Summit Address Pressing Civil Rights Concerns?

Hina Shamsi | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

Should the federal government task teachers, religious leaders, and mental health professionals with rating and reporting to law enforcement about the strength of a family's parent-child bond? A child's involvement in religious activities or his connection to a group identity? Whether there are "ideologues" within an American community or what its level of "cohesiveness" is?

Namaz in Fear

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Janesh Rahlan

As the West ramped up its "War on Terror", the media portrayed the battle as us versus them. "Us" being the good Anglo-Saxon Americans and "them" being the freedom hating fundamentalist Islamists of the Middle East.

How Jon Stewart Turned Conservative Lies Into Groundbreaking Comedy and Enlightened a Generation

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

While many conservatives are happy to see him leave the show he created, the truth is that all Stewart's done is dare to look at Michele Bachmann from the vantage point of a sane person. In doing so, we laugh because changing "French fries" to "freedom Fries" is funny.

That Time a Famous Stranger Publicly Accused Me of Being a Terrorist -- and When My Mom Feared for My Life

Atif Choudhury | Posted 02.16.2015 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's not every day a complete stranger publicly calls you a terrorist. A terrorist propagandist, to be precise. Nor is it every day that the stranger happens to actually be someone famous--or infamous depending on who you ask.

Which Side Are You On?

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Those of us who would preserve and renew humane society must become as active and assertive as the terrorists and other bullies.

Texas 'Draw the Prophet' Contest is Shameless Muslim-Baiting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone The poster advertising Draw the Prophet. Photo: American Freedom Defense I...

Fighting Hate/Crime In Chapel Hill

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our...

#ChapelHillShooting - When Hate Wins, We All Lose

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States isn't just rising, it's really high. An unwillingness and indifference on the part of individuals and institutions to put it in check is a large part of the problem.

Sophia Jones

Worldwide Social Media Outrage After Muslim Students Killed In North Carolina | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon has prompted uproar around the world, particularly from ...

'I Am A Muslim . . . I Trust You. Do You Trust Me?'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion

What would it mean for people to trust each other? As a Canadian Muslim, Assma Galuta says that question carries a lot of weight within her communi...

Fox News Guest Calls Obama's Christianity Comments 'Verbal Rape'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

Despite President Barack Obama's call to end rape during the Grammy awards Sunday night, Fox News guest Star Parker believes the president is guilty o...

Reading The Bible Like We Read The Quran

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Only 0.6% of the population in the United States is Muslim. Most of us in the 99% haven't even held a Quran in our hands. Yet, remarkably, we are a country full of Islamic experts; many of whom are self-professed Christians.