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'It’s No Longer News That A Republican Lawmaker Spews Anti-Muslim Bigotry'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,...

Lawmaker: Ban On Building New Mosques Worth Considering

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

Dutch right-wing politician and staunch critic of Islamic religion, Geert Wilders spoke at at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last weekend i...

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Construction is continuing on a mosque as attorneys debate a judge's ruling that said local officials did not give the public eno...

Who Is Watching Who and Why?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

There is a huge presence of apathy and complacency in the land, with people ignoring abuses of civil liberties as long as it is happening to the "other."

Jaweed Kaleem

What States Have The Most Mosques? Survey Shows Trends Among American Muslims | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns agains...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

Netanyahu Backs Law To Ban Loudspeakers At Mosques

Haaretz | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced support for a law that would ban mosques from using loudspeaker systems to call people to prayer....

Memorable Mosques

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

These magnificent structures praise God with their architectural elation: soaring towers, onion domes and brilliant coloring.

Building A Mosque After 9/11: A Tale Of Two Cities

Orland Park Patch | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

The year was 1978. Bob Marley convinced warring Jamaican factions to shake hands. China lifted a ban on the works of Shakespeare. Pete Rose logged his...

NYPD's Demographic Group Eyed 250-plus Mosques, Student Groups

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department compiled lists of mosques and Muslim businesses it saw as potential security risks for reasons that in...

A Mosque Story

Wajahat Ali | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

A mosque is worth only as much as the people inside it. It's the communities that give the mosque meaning and weight. How we serve our Creator and our fellow neighbors is ultimately reflected in the spirit of each and every mosque.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslims Gather At Largest Islamic Convention In North America | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.02.2011 | Religion

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If Muslims want to improve their image America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before con...

Peter King: '80 Percent Of Mosques In This Country Are Controlled By Radical Imams' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The reasons for New York Republican Rep. Peter King's insistence on holding a series of controversial hearings about the alleged growth of radical Isl...

The Violent Rhetoric Of Saudi Arabia's Imams

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sabria Jawhar

As American politicians debate whether violent rhetoric contributed to the attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a similar debate is underway in Saudi Arabia.

The Dark Side of Beauty: The Mosque As "Terror Cell"

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.

Our Gift of Religious Tolerance Must Be Shared By All Americans

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian Levin, J.D.

One of the biggest threats to the American gift is the notion that the exercise and adherents of some faiths are worthy of the equal protection of our laws, while other "illegitimate" faiths are not.

Part 5: Colonizing the Mosque (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With mosques functioning as the local centers of Islamic faith and the object of renewed Western suspicion, it is undeniable that mosques also help keep alive the memory of the divide of civilizations that once rent the world irreparably in two.

The Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

The Beauty We Fear Part 3: The Mosques of Secular Muslim Writers (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.

The Beauty We Fear Part 2: The Great Mosques of European Novelists and Poets (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-10-25-jdfdf.jpgBy the end of the 19th century, mosques became lyrical, escapist, and hallucinogenic motifs for writers who had never even set sight on them.

The Beauty We Fear: The Great Mosques of the World As Seen Through the Eyes of the World's Great Writers

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
G. Roger Denson

2010-10-19-Screenshot20101019at9.17.42AM.pngFor the last three centuries, it's been an aesthetic and cultural conversion that keeps the secular minds of the West returning to the sacred architecture of Islam.

PHOTOS: Morocco to Malaysia, 24 Beautiful Mosques

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We love places of worship - their grandeur, their peacefulness, their architectural beauty. We especially admire mosques. Here's our pick of 24 beaut...

Mosques and Mindfulness at Ground Zero

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

To most of us modern folks, Ground Zero refers to a location in Manhattan. Some of us were physically there on 9/11; the rest of us were emotionally and spiritually close.

Back in the U.S.S.R.? McCarthyism, Round 2

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

Any group out there conspiring to subvert American democracy from within should hire the right wing as their PR machine; Newt Gingrich and friends have done a great job of destroying American values.

The Spirit Speaks to a Texas Minister About Building Mosques in America

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

My friend Islam invited me, a rabbi, and a comparative religion professor to his Muslim community center for a strategy session around the national mosque controversies.