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Islamophobia

Is The NYPD Really Against Muslims?

Daisy Khan | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Daisy Khan

Commissioner Kelly's own actions have proven that he is deeply committed to reaching out to Muslims, and I know that the NYPD is capable of turning the tide from animosity and suspicion to respect and cooperation.

The Dolphin And The Monkey And NYPD's Disappointing Tactics

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

The tides of anti-Islam hysteria and post 9/11 backlash on the community have felt like a shipwreck at times.

Islam in America: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know -- But Were Afraid to Ask

Daniel Tutt | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

How many American Muslims support terrorism? Do Muslims want to impose sharia in America? Rarely, if ever, do Americans get an opportunity to hear from Muslims or credentialed experts to get these questions answered.

Muslim Woman Accuses Man Of Sexual Harassment; FBI Show Up At Her Door

AP | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport, alleging that the school failed to investigate her claims that a fellow stud...

Court: Ban On Islamic Law Unconstitutional

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion

OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates a...

Is There Space For American Muslims In The Ummah?

Ahmed Younis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

A strong argument can be made that Muslim Americans are an important community with resources to catalyze the progress of majority-Muslim societies.

Daily Show Skewers Broward GOP Over Vote Against Muslim Member

Posted 03.08.2012 | Miami

It wasn't the first time the Daily Show has sunk its teeth into the South Florida, but it's certainly one of the funniest: Thursday night Jon Stewart'...

All-American Bigotry

John Feffer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
John Feffer

If All-American Muslim can prove to mainstream America that Muslims are as boring, community-minded, socially conservative, occasionally wacky and celebrity-obsessed as the rest of us, then it deserves a place on TV.

Lesson to GOP: Don't Play With Fire

James Zogby | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

The lesson in all this is clear: The GOP played with fire, and they are getting their hands burned. They unleashed a monster they hoped to turn against Democrats, but it has turned on them first.

From Many, One Nation: The Case Of 'All American Muslim'

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

We don't normally look to reality TV to teach lessons of faith and religious freedom. But one TV program is doing just that. Rather than tune-out in protest, as Americans, it's time to tune-in.

Anyone for Proactive Nonviolence Against Terror?

Kemal Argon | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

If I listen to ordinary Americans talking candidly about their views of Muslims, I too often hear deep grief, anger, bitterness and resentment. But I believe that most of these folks are actually not Islamophobic and don't want to be.

Lowe's: 'Let's Build A Prejudiced America?'

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

The world's second-largest hardware chain, Lowe's, proudly displays the slogan "Let's Build Something Together." However, the company's recent actions suggest this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans.

Tired Of Lowe's? Draft Home Depot To Advertise On All-American Muslim

Frank Fredericks | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Let us speak, using the power of the free market to demonstrate that stores that choose to single out Muslims will lose in the marketplace of ideas and goods alike.

Liberation Through Assimilation: Burqa Ban Comes To Canada

Sonny Singh | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

This isn't about whether we think wearing burqas or niqabs is a good idea or not. The issue is whether a government should be able to impose its notion of national identity on its citizens

Muslim Men Kicked Off Flight Sue Airlines

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Muslim men who say they were kicked off an airplane in May after the pilot objected to their presence are suing Delta Air...

An Open to Letter to Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak

Valarie Kaur | Posted 02.18.2012 | TV
Valarie Kaur

There is a groundswell of people out there who are tired of the politics of fear. People of faith are tired of their religion being used as a tool of oppression. What's more, a new generation of young people can't stomach hate groups.

An Open Letter To Lowe's From Iowans Dedicated To Interfaith Understanding

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We call on you to reverse your decision and to send a clear message to all Americans that Lowe's will no longer make advertising decisions rooted in Islamophobia.

The Lowe's Controversy And The Success Of Religious Pluralists

Daniel Tutt | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

When Lowe's decided to pull its ads from "All American Muslim," they sparked a national crisis over Islamophobia in America. But crisis is the wrong word. I prefer opportunity.

Let's Face It: It's The Radical Right, Not Islam, That Is The Greatest Threat To The American Way

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

That a group of extremists from Florida would exercise their First Amendment right to carry out bigoted campaigns is unfortunate ... For that reason, it ought to catch the attention of Americans who, for far too long, have stayed on the sidelines.

All-American Muslim Not Worth the Fuss

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If it's an open and honest discussion about Islam's tenets and values these folks are after, fair enough. Let's have that conversation. Personally, I'd rather someone be absolutely clear and open with their prejudices and preconceptions.

If Tim Tebow Were Muslim, Would America Still Love Him?

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

What if the first thing Tim Tebow said in interviews was: "First, I would like to thank Allah and send blessings upon Prophet Muhammad." Would America think God was on his side then?

Dems Blast Company's Decision Pull Advertising On Muslim Show

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday became the latest Democrat to lambaste a recent decision by Lowe's home improvement stores to pull advertising ...

Corporations Pulling Ads From All-American Muslim Are Engaged In Jim Crow-Style Discrimination

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

By pulling its advertisements from a television show meant to normalize the Muslim experience, Lowe's and other corporations have tapped into that murky history of institutional discrimination.

A New Lowe For Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Kari Ansari | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Sadly, a small group of anti-Islam bigots were able to hoodwink a major American retailer into thinking an innocuous show is some sort of stealth jihad on America.

Sidney, NY Stands Up To Bob McCarthy And Beats Him

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 02.06.2012 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

Sidney, NY's story stands on its own as a story out of a 1930s Hollywood movie about what's best about America -- a town that rose up, united across party lines, and crushed someone who offended its sense of decency and fair play.