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Why Ben Affleck Is Right, Bill Maher Is Wrong, And Sam Harris Is Jaded About Islam

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When Ben Affleck differentiates the extremists from the overwhelming majority of peaceful Muslims, and when Harris and Maher claim that polls indicate the extreme are a larger part of the overall pie than we think, Affleck's argument is not only stronger, but correlates to the raison detre for both the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

How One Australian Church Is Combating Stereotypes Amidst ISIS Outrage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion

Perhaps what the world needs most now is a renewed emphasis on what it means to be a good neighbor. For Michael Barnes, the minister of Gordon Uni...

Fear of Criticism Enables Jihadist's Rampage

Nuri Kino | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Nuri Kino

To state that the IS (Islamic State) only appeared a few months ago, out of nowhere, is preposterous. IS is part of the jihadist and Islamist paralysis currently effecting large parts of the Muslim world.

The Silent Reason You're Not Hearing More From American Muslims

Saqib Rahim | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
Saqib Rahim

Muslims, like many other groups that have come to America, are in their immigrant infancy. They have yet to grow the deep roots -- in politics, in the media, in neighborhoods -- that would demystify them to the wider American culture.

#MuslimApologies Use Tongue-In-Cheek Humor To Say The Obvious

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

There is nothing funny about Islamophobia -- but there may just be a way to use humor to combat it. In the wake of the Islamic State, Muslims aroun...

Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Yes, religious extremism within Islam is a serious issue that motivates terrorist groups to commit atrocities, but a plethora of more relevant reasons explain why ISIL has rampaged throughout Syria and Iraq.

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Earlier this month, Linda Sarsour and a colleague were standing outside the Arab-American Association of New York headquarters in Bay Ridg...

Thousands Of Muslims Crowded Into The Streets Of German Cities This Friday

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion

German Muslims are fighting extremism with prayer. Muslims from more than 2,000 mosques across Germany came out in force on Friday, using their tra...

These Young British Muslims Have A Message For The Islamic State

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

These young British Muslims have a message for the so-called “Islamic” State: Don’t murder innocents in my name. Activists led by Britain’s...

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To New York Transit System

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have reje...

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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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.