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Graphic, Anti-Muslim Ad Against Obama Airs In Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A gruesome, anti-Muslim television ad aired Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, insinuating that President Barack Obama is sympathetic to violent extremism i...

French Mosque Stormed By Far Right Protesters

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

PARIS — Dozens of far right extremists stormed atop an unfinished mosque in western France on Saturday to show their hostility toward it and den...

Cardinal Causes Uproar With 'Muslim Scare' Video At Vatican

Reuters | Naomi O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - A Roman Catholic cardinal has caused an uproar at the Vatican by screening a spurious YouTube video that makes alarmist predictions about ...

America's Perception Of Muslims Needs To Change

Dr. Zahid Bukhari | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dr. Zahid Bukhari

As violence proliferates abroad we must ask ourselves a question: How is this affecting the image of millions of Muslim Americans who live here in the U.S.?

A Possible Commuter Threat From Anti-Muslim Subway Ads

Mike Ghouse | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

If a nut case sees the innuendo loaded Jihadi ad in the subway, and sees a woman next to it, be it a Muslim, Sikh, Catholic, Hindu or other, he is tempted to hurt that woman, the woman can scream that she is not a Muslim. Do the nuts know any difference? What if she is a Muslim?

Un Pain au Chocolat -- A Country Divided

Barry Lando | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Barry Lando

More serious, than the threat of radical Islam is the fact that France is menaced by mounting racial tensions stoked by extremists on both sides.

Open Mosque Day 2012

Megan Sweas | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Megan Sweas

Eleven years after 9/11, bigots continue to promote the idea that American Muslims plan to convert us all by sword and impose sharia, Islamic law, on America. But the Muslim American community has opened its doors. It's up to us to see where they may lead.

'One Film 9/11' Can Make A Difference

Craig Considine | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Craig Considine

We learned through "Innocence of Muslims" that one film can make a difference in the way Americans and Muslims perceive each other. Now is the time for another film to make a difference -- for the better.

Boycotting Muslim 'Savages' Ad on DC Metro in Protest of Hate Speech

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Our founding fathers and mothers would be ashamed at how we're using free speech to freely and openly hate on each other. This gross manifestation is not what they fought for, nor should it be what we fight for now.

Provocation or Freedom of Expression

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

Fanaticism should not be defined through cultural stereotypes, but instead through acts and deeds.

To Bigotry No Sanction

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

In his famous letter to the first Jewish synagogue in America, George Washington wrote that the United States government grants "to bigotry no sanction." But because our government does grant to all its citizens freedom of speech, it protects the rights of Pamela Geller.

Muslim And Copts Unite Against Hate And Violence

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Salam Al Marayati

We believe in one God and we believe in one human family. Our belief is manifested through our actions. Our good work and good speech are the only legitimate response to hate.

Jaweed Kaleem

Leader Of Largest Islamic Organization Calls For Ban On Insulting Prophet Muhammad | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As anti-American protests continue in Islamic nations against a U.S.-made film that mocks the Muslim prophet, the leader of the world's la...

The Islamophobic Fringe

John Feffer | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
John Feffer

It is no surprise that people in the Islamic world believe that Westerners can't wait to say bad things about their religion. But the deeper reason for the heated response from the Muslim world is not so much Western rhetoric but Western policy.

To Counter The Chorus Of Hate We Must Form An Alliance Of Good Faith

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Hate has become the tonic chord of our times. Its frequency in the news has more than doubled in the last five years, and, according to Google Trends, this year as a search term it spiked to an all-time high.

Islamophobia Is Not Pro-Israel

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

From heinous implications and hateful language to insinuations about Islam and a claim that the Middle East conflict can be understood to be about the "civilized" and the "savage," I see no reason that these advertisements should be seen as pro-Israel.

Boykinism: Joe McCarthy Would Understand

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Andrew Bacevich

The debate over who actually represents God's will is one that the both Bush and Obama have studiously sought to avoid. The U.S. is not at war with Islam per se, U.S. officials insist. Still, among Muslims abroad, suspicion persists and not without reason.

#MySubwayAd: People Respond To Anti-Islamic Subway Ads

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion

This morning controversial pro-Israel, anti-Islamic ads went up on 10 locations in New York City subway stations. The ad, which was condemned by sever...

Crisis Averted; Challenges Remain

James Zogby | Posted 11.22.2012 | World
James Zogby

The crisis created by the film The Innocence of Muslims that many feared might spin out of control seems to be subsiding across the Arab World. The appeal by extremists to escalate the situation appears to have given way to more stable and thoughtful leadership.

HuffJummah: A Prophetic Response To The Anti-'Muhammad' Film

Omid Safi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

We know Muhammad like the producers of the hateful "film" don't know Muhammad. The person they attack is not the real Muhammad, but a figment of their own imagination. We know Muhammad. Let us not forget Muhammad.

A Common Life Together

Eboo Patel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

In an interconnected world, the only chance we have is a common life together. If we are to build it, we must insure the bridges between us are strong enough to withstand the bombs of the extremists.

Joe Scarborough Dead Wrong About "Why They Hate Us"

Omar Baddar | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Omar Baddar

This week, after supposedly "talking to intelligence people all weekend," Joe Scarborough shared with us the insight that people in the Middle East "hate us because of their religion, they hate us because of their culture."

What's the Most Islamic Approach to Islamophobia?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Melody Moezzi

We must ask ourselves, both as Muslims and as responsible global citizens: What is the most effective and responsible way to respond to an offensive film or cartoon or other form of expression that has gained popularity for one reason or another?

Atheists Ignore Islamophobia At Their Peril

Chris Stedman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

If too many are only willing to stand up against hate directed at ourselves and other members of our community, then we are not truly against hate or for social justice--we are merely for ourselves.

Muslim Protestors in the Middle East: What's Wrong with This Story?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We must go beyond the facile media explanations about intolerant Muslims and start to explore the complex political, economic, historical, and cultural circumstances that have contributed to these particular protests that are taking place in these particular geographies.