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Defying the Islamic Totalitarians

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

The essence of freedom is the freedom to think for oneself. And that is intolerable to the jihadist. From the fatwa issued against author Salman Rushdie by Iran's ayatollahs, to the recent Charlie Hebdo slaughter in Paris, the jihadist allows no dissent from religious dogma.

Juan Williams: Pamela Geller Lights Fires To See How Fast Fire Dept. Responds

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.08.2015 | Media

An interview with the woman behind the "Draw Mohammad" event in Texas got heated Thursday night when Fox News analyst Juan Williams accused her of pro...

Pamela Geller and the Professional Islamophobia Business

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

If we are at war, it's not a war against Islam. It's a war against hatred in all its forms, including anti-Muslim hatred. We cannot win this war by returning hate for hate, as Angelou so wisely noted. We must fight this war by employing our most powerful weapons: empathy, hospitality, and acceptance of religious diversity.

The First Amendment Must Be Upheld Consistently, or It Can't Be Upheld at All

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

Being consistent about the First Amendment says a lot. It proves you truly stand behind, and with, the First Amendment. I am using this consistency to make a point here about the First Amendment. Consistency when it comes to rights matters for the protection of that right.

Pamela Geller Is Not a Hero, But...

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The fact that she was attacked for her speech doesn't make Geller a hero, or her speech any less hateful.

Charlie Hebdo Editor Gérard Biard Rejects Comparisons Between Paris And Texas Attacks

The New York Times | RICK GLADSTONE | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

The top editor at Charlie Hebdo, the satirical Paris newspaper that was attacked four months ago by militant gunmen over its cartoons of the Prophet M...

Malice in Dallas

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I am a Muslim Sufi. But I am first an American writer, and for me freedom of expression is undebatable, except when it embodies a direct call to immediate violence against others.

Anti-Muslim Activist And Cartoonist Speak Out Following Garland Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media

The anti-Muslim activist whose Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas was attacked by two gunmen on Sunday said the shooting shows the importance of her me...

In America Hate Speech Rightly Is Free Speech

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

As thoroughly disgusting and hurtful as I may find Pamela Geller's views to be, she is totally correct that neither governments nor bullets nor bombs should block access to her ignorance or our right to publicly repudiate it -- or perhaps even ignore it -- for the hate that it is.

Muslims React To Garland Shooting With Strong Condemnation Of Violence

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion

Muslims are encouraged not to draw images of the Prophet. While the Quran doesn't explicitly prohibit images of Muhammed, the issue is mentioned in t...

How to Draw Muhammad (a Lesson for Pam Geller)

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Muhammad is the most common name in the world. Chances are that all know a Muhammad. So, let's draw Muhammad. Let's honor his diversity. Let's celebrate his many different faces. Let's elevate his humanity.

Artist Uses Muslim Superhero To Battle Anti-Islam Bus Ads

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts

Sometimes it takes a superhero to conquer hate. Earlier this month, a batch of anti-Islam ads purchased by right-wing extremist blogger Pamela Gel...

James Foley Photo Removed From NYC Anti-Islam Ads

Reuters | Barbara Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion

A photo of American journalist James Foley shortly before his beheading by the Islamic state militant group is being removed from anti-Islam advertise...

Christopher Mathias

Officials Condemn 'Vile' Anti-Islam Ads In New York Subway

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

'We' Are What We Believe

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Since the US is religiously the most diverse nation in the world, it is crucial that we educate ourselves about different religions. It is like being multilingual: When you are multilingual you can connect with more people.

Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign Hits D.C.

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

A new ad campaign hit Washington D.C. on Monday with a strong anti-Muslim message. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), spearheaded by P...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on Free Speech, Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Under California's Three Strikes law, petty thieves and shoplifters don't get a strike against them and aren't charged for life; but it wasn't always like this. Before, it was the opposite.

Hate Group Leader Cited By Terrorist to Headline Catholic Homeschool Conference

Nathan Lean | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Robert Spencer's scheduled appearance casts a negative light on what should be a positive event. Is this the type of person with whom the Kolbe Academy and Catholic homeschoolers in California want to be associated?

Pamela Geller: Most Unwanted

Gareth_Price | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Gareth_Price

A free exchange of opinions is necessary, as is the stipulation that those opinions will (and should) differ. In liberal democracies, however, political discourse should also contain the core principle of fairness, and that involves the abjuration of violence.

Crowdfunding Hate: Indiegogo Profits From Anti-Muslim Campaign

Nathan Lean | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Among those partaking in Indiegogo's services is the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. They are using the platform to raise money for another batch of anti-Muslim ads.

Conservative Activist Lashes Out At 'Bullying & Threats' After Big Hit

Patch | Rich Jacques | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Great Neck Synagogue has cancelled a planned talk Sunday by activist Pamela Geller, Geller announced Wednesday. ...

Muslims Redefining Community

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Often, when Muslims in the U.S. reference "the community," they are alluding to fellow co-religionists. Perhaps there is a silver lining to the anti-Muslim hate ads: an opportunity to redefine the traditional parameters of that reference to encompass so many more.

PHOTOS: 'Islamic Apartheid' Ads Coming To NY

Posted 03.29.2013 | New York

The American Freedom Defense Initiative, the same group that brought you subway ads equating Muslims to savages, is hoping to install yet another roun...

Aaron Sankin

SHOCK: Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Ads Coming To Muni

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.21.2013 | San Francisco

Over the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields--the...