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Islamophobia

Christian News Site Publishes Op-Ed Calling For Violence Against Muslims

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion

After calls on Twitter to #TakeDownThatPost, Christian news outlet Charisma News has pulled a hateful piece that celebrated Islamophobia. On Friday...

9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion

Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and ...

Hot Tea and Kullaj

Christine Stoddard | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

It had been a long week, so I wanted nothing more than to enjoy my meal. But once I started on my second piece of bread, sadness crept over me. The reason this Muslim shopping center was so sluggish even on a Friday was fear.

A Conversation Between Two Atheists From Muslim Backgrounds (Part 3)

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

We recently decided to have an extended email conversation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) in Faisal's home country of Iraq, being called an "Uncle Tom" by white people, the existence -- or non-existence -- of a "moderate" Islam, and the one key factor needed to bring about a true Islamic reformation.

Muslim Engineer Banned From Working At Nuclear Sites In France

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

A French court has upheld the decision to prohibit a 29-year-old Muslim engineer from working at nuclear test sites because of his alleged links to a ...

London Rally Will Push Zero-Tolerance Of Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Leaders of Britain’s small but vocal Jewish community will call on the government, police and public to show zero toleranc...

U.K. Muslims Speak Out Against Negligence In Sex Abuse Cases

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Muslims have reacted with horror to a sensational report revealing that 1,400 children were subjected to rapes, abductions a...

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Islamic Art?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

How does the Western hemisphere view the Islamic world? Some of our knowledge is informed by headlines and news reports, some by blockbuster movies. S...

Forward This Next Time Right-Wingers Lie About Prominent Muslims Not Condemning ISIS Violence

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Let's be clear, violence committed in the name of religion, racial superiority, ideology or any other form of hatred is evil. Smearing a whole group because of the actions of some who claim membership may not be as evil, but that's an awfully low bar to clear.

On Islam, Violence, and the Execution of James Foley

Indira Falk Gesink | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Indira Falk Gesink

So -- which side is right? Is Islam essentially violent and intolerant or essentially peaceful and pluralistic? Do the guys with the bloody machetes represent Islam, or are they an aberration? I think that anyone who tries to answer this question simply is doing so deliberately in order to score political points.

Banning Burqas and Niqabs in Europe: The Politics of Full-Face Veiling

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Nancy Graham Holm

Progressive Muslims of both genders oppose a ban but most agree that it is a women's issue that relates to empowerment and agency.

I Am Who I Am

Coming of Faith | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

I can't count the number of hours that I've waited with (literally) bated breath, hoping and praying that someone will say "Of course you're Egyptian! I could totally tell." But I think what I've really always wanted to hear is, "You belong with us."

What Obama Is Still Missing in the Debate on Torture

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

President Obama's condemnation of torture during a White House press conference last Friday was welcome news for longtime critics of the U.S.' policy of torturing detainees in the immediate post-9/11 years.

Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.

Coming in from the Cold: Pew Survey Reveals Continuing Icy Attitudes toward Muslims

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

Prejudice against Muslims and Islam is still rampant among the U.S. public, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Institute.

Are Australians Committing Human Rights Abuses in Syria and Iraq?

Hector Sharp | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Hector Sharp

Young Australians are being recruited to fight in foreign wars for extremist groups and these same groups are responsible for human rights atrocities in Iraq and Syria.

5 Things About Islam You Should Know

Stephanie Meade | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Meade

With so much misunderstanding in the world about Islam, I hope these simple facts serve to redress some common misconceptions.

When Conservatives Engage in Islamophobia and Homophobia, and Then Evoke Nazi Analogies, Hitler Smiles Gleefully In Hell

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The political goal of making a different group become the enemy and "the other" is what every Hitler analogy should revolve around, not the vapid uses of quotes from Nazis that could apply to all politicians.

Why Christians Should Worry About Hobby Lobby's 'Victory'

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

I can speak little to the practical legal implications of this decision, but as an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, I can think of several reasons Christians should be bothered by Hobby Lobby's victory.

American Muslim Agenda: A New Beginning for Muslim Americans This July 4

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Let it be known that Americans Muslims have placed their trust in American Justice system and will continue to seek justice though it as every American does, and the law of the land is our law. There is no substitute for it.

Fighting Islamophobia With 'Political Correctness'

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

It takes courage to tell truths about our Muslim neighbors and to stand in solidarity with them when they are unjustly singled out for hostility and discrimination. It takes courage to be "politically correct." And thanks to Saba Ahmed, we have a clear example of what this courage looks like in action.

Imagine If Bill O'Reilly Said Robert Bergdahl 'Looked Like a Jew'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The reason it's "totally inappropriate" to look Muslim or speak Pastho (ironically, we've been in Afghanistan for over a decade helping people who speak Pashto) is because such sentiments pander to the prejudice and biases possessed by certain viewers of Fox, as well as certain Republican voters.

Conservative Group Representatives Taunt Muslim Woman At Benghazi Panel

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings ...

Here's Why You Should Take Religion (Especially Muslim) Off Your Resume

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly ...

Robert Bergdahl's Beard Is Not the Threat

Jasjit Singh | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Jasjit Singh

As a Sikh American, I am dumbfounded by the irresponsible Islamophobic discourse that took place on two recent Fox News national broadcasts, The O'Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends, in which Robert Bergdahl was criticized for his appearance, namely his beard.