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Why I Keep the Fact That I'm a Muslim to Myself

TueNight | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women

There are a few reasons I choose to be anonymous with my religion. I don't need to talk about my religion or get people to convert to my side. I don't need to debate the merits of my religion versus another religion or having no religion at all. I know what I believe and I'm firm in my faith. I have no desire to make sure you believe what I believe or to give you some spiel on why I needed to change religions.

Islamophobia in East-Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
John Feffer

In a meeting in Warsaw in August 2013, Taskin Tankut Soyka and I talked about the diversity of the Muslim communities in East-Central Europe, media representations, cases at the European Court of Human Rights, and the future of Islam and Islamophobia in Europe.

Airline Reportedly Denied Muslim Woman Soda Can Because It Could Be Used 'As A Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion

United Airlines has come under fire after a Muslim passenger was allegedly refused an unopened can of soda because she might "use it as a weapon." ...

#NotMyAmerica Takes On Phoenix Mosque Biker Protest

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion

As bikers gather outside a mosque to protest Islam, interfaith advocates will be on Twitter sending the global community a message of inclusion. Th...

CNN Host Spars With Anti-Muslim Activist Over Cartoon Contest

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

An anti-Muslim activist flipped out when a CNN host compared her controversial Muhammed cartoon contest held earlier this month in Texas to bigoted us...

D.C. Metro Bans 'Issue' Ads After Pamela Geller Submits 'Draw Muhammad' Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion

Washington, D.C.'s transit authority has squashed Pamela Geller's dream of plastering a controversial image of Muhammad all over Washington-area Metro...

Bikers Plan Anti-Muslim Protest Outside Mosque

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion

A group of bikers in Arizona are planning to hold a protest outside an Islamic center on Friday -- but local clergy hope to head them off with a messa...

Free Speech and Civility in America and in Islam

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

If we want Muslim societies to adopt democratic commitments to free speech, we must advocate and be role models of both free speech and civility, understanding that democracy requires both.

A Palestinian's Journey Towards Healing

Kamal Abu-Shamsieh | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Kamal Abu-Shamsieh

As I disengage from MLI, it does not necessitate an end to my dialogue with Zionists. Dialogue with Zionists is as crucial to Muslim-Jewish understanding as outreach to Evangelicals to advance Christian-Muslim relations. I will continue my journey towards healing that I yearn to achieve.

Terror, Faith and Australian Identity: A Young Muslim Migrant's Voice

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Keeya-Lee Ayre

Islam is a controversial topic across the contemporary Western world. Questions about terror, race, violence and identity are often interconnected whe...

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...

Religious Liberty, Free Speech Necessary Pre-Conditions for Great American Experiment

Sahar Aziz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

We have watched with dread and sadness events unfolding in Garland, not only because American values are being invoked in the name of bigotry, but also because our Muslim neighbors are paying the price for a situation not of their making.

The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Studying Islam has come at a price. Old friends see me as a traitor; family members see me as "strange," and Muslims see me as someone who will never be good enough. These developments make me think deeply about the issues of loyalty, love, and knowledge.

Pamela Geller and the Professional Islamophobia Business

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

If we are at war, it's not a war against Islam. It's a war against hatred in all its forms, including anti-Muslim hatred. We cannot win this war by returning hate for hate, as Angelou so wisely noted. We must fight this war by employing our most powerful weapons: empathy, hospitality, and acceptance of religious diversity.

Ex-Head of Anti-Islam German Movement Apologizes For Past Stances

HuffPost Germany | Susanne Klaiber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

The speech is touching, in a way. Sometimes, it's even astonishing. But in the end, it's not as revealing as we might have hoped. Kathrin Oertel, ...

Garland, Texas vs. Pam Geller

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

I grew up in Garland, Texas on Princeton Street where my parents lived until a few years ago. One of my first memories is the icy January day my parents and their friends gingerly brought my new baby brother and our very woozy mother home from the hospital to our little house.

USCIRF Issues Annual International Religious Freedom Report With a Peculiar Omission

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Engy Abdelkader

One of the most significant aspects to international human rights standards is its universality. The international community designed them to protect all people, in all places, at virtually all times.

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

How to Draw Muhammad (a Lesson for Pam Geller)

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Muhammad is the most common name in the world. Chances are that all know a Muhammad. So, let's draw Muhammad. Let's honor his diversity. Let's celebrate his many different faces. Let's elevate his humanity.

What Stories Help Us Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America?

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The religious community tells a lot of stories. We tell stories from our sacred texts, we tell stories from our history, and we tell stories about what it's like to be a member of our community today.

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 | 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...