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Let Bill Maher Speak -- Islam Supports Free Speech

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Freedom of speech is an exceptional American value, indeed, that is what separates us from the rest of the world. I urge the University not to ban free speech, let Bill Maher speak, and let students bring Reza Aslan or myself to speak against Bill Maher's non-sense talk.

While Pastor Terry Jones Burns 2998 Copies of Qurans in Mulberry, Muslims Will Be Donating 12,000 Pints of Blood This Year

Mike Ghouse | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Saving a life is like saving the whole humanity says the Quran, a book of guidance like all other holy books in building harmony in a given society. It is about building societies that care for each other for the ultimate benefit of each member of the society.

A Challenge For The Media To Counter 'Burn The Quran Day'

Craig Considine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Many people feel that the media plays a significant role in escalating tension between Americans and Muslims around the world. Giving coverage to One Film 9/11 is an opportunity for the media to prove their critics wrong.

WATCH: Pastor Responds To Obama's Embrace Of 'Gay-Lesbian Agenda' By Burning Effigy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The infamous Quran-burning pastor expressed his disdain for President Barack Obama's support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) comm...

Anti-Islam Pastor Under Pressure In Wake Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

* Chairman of Joint Chiefs asks pastor to not support film * Pastor agrees to 're-evaluate' showing movie By Phil Stewar...

Quran-Burning Pastor Sues City Over Free Speech Violation

Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who has publicly condemned Islam, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Dearborn, Mich., claiming the city is violating his ...

James Frey's New Book: At Least He Calls It Fiction This Time

Newsweek | Rebecca DanaApril 17, 2011 | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

The famed fabulist talks about his new book, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, and how he feels about the critics....

How The Florida Quran Burning Led To Violence In The Middle East (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

Why did Pastor Terry Jones decide to go ahead with the burning of a Quran after promising never to do so in September? How did a radical act by this f...

The Folly Of Burning The Quran

Qasim Rashid | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

The Quran commands, "Take to forgiveness, and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant." "Turn away." A concept uncannily familiar to Jesus' "turn the other cheek" philosophy.

Pastor To Hold Trial Of Islam Prophet Mohammed

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion

Not content with burning the Islamic holy book the Quran, Florida pastor Terry Jones plans to hold a trial of the Prophet Mohammed for "crimes against...

Church Of The Holy Hand Grenade

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Terry Jones should remove the dove from his church name and replace it with a more accurate symbol of what it stands for. A holy hand grenade, perhaps?

What's Worse: Burning the Koran or Killing Innocent People Not Responsible for It?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

No matter how despicable Pastor Jones and his band of unmerry men might be, nothing can possibly justify this brutal retaliation or the failure to speak out against it.

I Cannot Keep Silent Any Longer: An Open Letter To Pastor Terry Jones In Florida

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I abhor your actions and, as a devout follower of Jesus Christ, I am embarrassed and ashamed that you would tarnish the Christian family with actions contrary to Jesus' spirit and teachings.

Religious Groups Condemn U.N. Violence And Quran Burning

Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service The Florida pastor who presided over the recent burning of a Quran said the United Nations must protect Af...

Burning the Quran Is No Childish Game

Rick Sanchez | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Rick Sanchez

Children have to be taught to express their opinions respectfully. Unfortunately, it's a lesson some adults never learn. Take Terry Jones, who threatened to burn a Quran last year. A little over a week ago, he, you guessed it, burned a Quran.

The First Amendment and Hate Speech

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

There are two axioms of free speech -- one is the "fire in a theater" principle and the other states that "your right to swing your arm freely ends at the other person's nose."

Only About the Law?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In Snyder v. Phelps, what of the grieving families? Are they not entitled to the respect, privacy and dignity accorded individuals at a time of great anguish?

How to Kill America

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Last week, elected leaders and political figures came together in a portrait of unprecedented unity to stop International Burn the Koran Day. The sec...

Ground Zero Mosque: A Double-Edged Sword for Republicans

Jerry Kremer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Kremer

Now that the mosque controversy has ballooned into an international issue, it is worth taking a look to see whether the Republicans were correct in attempting to turn the fight into a November talking point.

How The Quran Burning Threat Showed What Is Good About America

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the threatened Quran-burning episode marks an important and rare moment of national agreement on two fundamental American principles.

Turning Provocation Into Purpose: Responding Creatively To Hate And Intolerance

Barbara J. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Barbara J. Nelson

We are imagining this package as a ready response kit that fortifies people of goodwill with religiously grounded knowledge helpful in standing firm when acts of religious hatred are looming.

To Build or Not To Build: American Muslims, the Rise of Bigotry and Religious Intolerance

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

The last thing the United States and the American people need is to be perceived as a nation that is hateful and intolerant of Muslims

Reverend Terry Jones: A Case of 'Somebody' Envy

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Feeling like "nobody" when you've felt like "somebody" can push you to desperate actions. That may explain why Reverend Terry Jones may fulfill his mission and will not be talked out of it.

It Is Not the Quran, Stupid!

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elcin Poyrazlar

If there were no American troops in any Muslim countries, and the US was not fighting against Al-Qaeda, would burning the Quran have been an acceptable form of speech?

Ink by the Barrel

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Hart

What are thoughtful people to do when the men, and women, who buy ink by the barrel use an unconscionable amount of it to "report" on a minister in Florida for the simple reason that he threatened to burn a Quran?