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Muslims in America

Neuroscience And The Changing Media Stereotypes Of Muslims

Daniel Tutt | Posted 09.03.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

A TV revolution is afoot, and the Muslim-as-terrorist is slowly fading. Will this shift make a difference in ending America's growing prejudice toward Muslims? Neuroscience may provide some answers.

Are American Muslims Entitled To The Same Free Exercise Rights As Other Americans?

Eric N. Kniffin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Eric N. Kniffin

If Catholics and Jews had to wait for generations before our laws accommodated their religious practices, what's wrong with telling American Muslims they must expect the same?

When Will Muslim Americans Assimilate?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When we reached the beach, it struck. While crossing the boardwalk, a woman on a bike, dressed in shorts and a tank top, scornfully yelled at my wife, "Assimilate!"

Islamophobia: Increasingly Ordinary And Therefore Most Terrible

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Leo Tolstoy scathingly wrote of a protagonist whose life was "most ordinary and therefore most terrible." Such may also be said of the ruling put forth by Tennessee judge Robert Corlew.

Don't Overstate Anti-Muslim Bias. Really?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

We render no service to our country by idealizing ourselves, and ignoring pervasive prejudices as normal. To overcome a problem, we must expose it, discuss it and then, address it effectively -- together.

Tennessee's Anti-Muslim Bill Is An American Disgrace

Daniel Tutt | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Tennessee's state legislature is expected to pass a bill that will seriously harm our security by alienating our biggest allies in combatting homegrown terrorism: our fellow American Muslims.

Muslims Hope Bias Ends With Bin Laden's Death

Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion

By Alexi Friedman and Dan Goldberg Religion News Service PATERSON, N.J. (RNS) Hours after Osama bin Laden's death was announced, the American Arab Fo...

Muslims Confront Government Over Travel Woes

Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion

By James Ewinger Religion News Service PARMA, Ohio (RNS) Government officials told Arab-Americans and Muslims that some post-9/11 security measures a...

Supporting Nonviolence In Islam

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

American Muslim leaders must condemn extremism, encourage community members to channel their opposition to international wars and build alliances with those who share similar goals.

Confronting Religious Extremists, Combating Hatred

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

What's the best strategy for dealing with a Christian extremist who spews hatred at every turn? How about when the person in question has a national platform?

Terry Jones' America Is A Dangerous Place To Be

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Ethan Casey

Terry Jones' latest antic, and the resulting deaths of innocent people in Afghanistan, leaves me feeling angry and disgusted. When will we begin taking responsibility for our own extremists?

One Nation Under Allah

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

It isn't a crime to practice Islam in the United States of America. At least, not yet.

With All Eyes On Capitol Hill, Muslims Watch Warily

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks and Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service STERLING, Va. -- They were moved when the first Muslim elected to Congress shed tears for ...

Muslims And Supporters Protest Congressional 'Radicalization' Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Simone Gorrindo Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) When Anam Chaudhry, 17, sang the national anthem to several hundred protesters in Times Squar...

Fear, Fairness And Fox News: The Forces Shaping How We Think About American Muslims

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Americans harbor some real fears about religious extremism and its connection to violence. At the same time, Americans are guided by a fundamental sense of fairness.

Muslims And ACLU Sue FBI Over Mosque Surveillance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Is sending a secret informant into a mosque in search of terrorists proactive policing, or a violation o...

The Destructive Nature Of The Muslim Radicalization Hearings

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

If they move forward, as Rep. King has repeatedly stated they will, these hearings will allow political grandstanding to become a precedent for fighting terrorism.

Radicalization Hearings: Most Americans Support Congressional Probe On Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Americans haven't heard much about upcoming congressional hearings on the radicalization of U.S. Musl...

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Launches Multi-City Interfaith Tour (VIDEO)

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, is launching a tour to raise awareness about Muslims in America. 2010 saw Muslims in this ...

House 'Radicalization' Hearings Worry U.S. Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Mass protests against planned mosques in New York City and Tennessee. An Oklahoma referendum t...

The War Over Muslims In America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As 2010 comes to a close, it's clear that this year offered few favors for the American Muslim identity or reputation. Indeed, Pew reports that Muslims in America had a higher approval rating after 9/11 than in 2010.

On Muslims, Gays And Tolerance In America

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I don't think getting burned is the most important step in a group's American journey. Communities achieve their American identity not so much by knowing the fire themselves, but by refusing to let others get burned.

Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

Why Muslims Should Get In The Holiday Spirit And End Hunger

Nurah-Rosalie Amat'ullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nurah-Rosalie Amat'ullah

The Muslim populations across the US are in no way exempt from the social and economic challenges impacting residents. Because we live here and are a part of this society, we have an obligation to take action to end hunger.

Muslim Leaders Probe Problem Of Disaffected Youths

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By David Finnigan Religion News Service LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders are admitting disaffected Muslim youth such as the alleged Oregon bomber ...