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9 Things You Should Know About the Women's Mosque of America -- and Muslim Women in General

M. Hasna Maznavi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
M. Hasna Maznavi

Instead of being seen as a celebration of Muslim women, the Women's Mosque of America was erroneously being framed as a "liberation" from Muslim men.

Free Speech Is a Stupid Reason to Draw the Prophet Muhammad

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

When you continually and overtly belittle people for being who they are, eventually some of the people in these groups will respond violently. Is the answer to their violence really to be more offensive?

The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Studying Islam has come at a price. Old friends see me as a traitor; family members see me as "strange," and Muslims see me as someone who will never be good enough. These developments make me think deeply about the issues of loyalty, love, and knowledge.

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.

Vatican Newspaper: Muhammad Cartoons Pour 'Gasoline On The Fire'

Religion News Service | Rosie Scammell | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as “blasphemous” but also con...

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...

Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed "The Golden Rule"

Craig Considine | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits.

This Response To An Islamophobic Demonstrator Is Totally Perfect

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

When an anti-Muslim demonstrator stationed herself outside the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor IN Michigan last week, a member of the congregation decided...

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Khadija's existence precedes mine by more than 1,400 years; and, if I can at the very least, continuously strive to emulate her character, I will consider myself a success in life.

Defending the Right to Offend

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I am a free speech absolutist. Perhaps the biggest tragedy in the West today is the fact that freedom of speech is no longer a right that we can take for granted. It is now a privilege available only to those with armed security.

Islam Requires Muslims to Protect Christians

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

It is well-known that Islam equates the killing of one person to the killing of all humanity. In addition to this generic prohibition of murder, Prophet Muhammad is reported to have specifically forbidden paradise to those who hurt non-Muslims.

Iran Film Draws Criticism For Portraying The Prophet Muhammad

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) - Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer ...

A Message to Pakistani Muslims Who Attack My Fellow Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.

Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Craig Considine | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Islamophobes who do not see the value in Muhammad's qualities are simply being close-minded. If the Prophet were alive, he would show them mercy and compassion in spite of their actions. He would also tell them to seek more knowledge.

How Islamic Is The Islamic State? Not Very, Experts Say

AP | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.02.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting t...

What Muhammad Would Think of Saudi Arabia's "Leadership"

Craig Considine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Prophet's message was one of tolerance and diversity. It is hard to argue that the Saudi royal family has ever followed in his path or walked in his footsteps.

Prophet Muhammad's Example of Anti-Racism

Craig Considine | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

To further promote better relations between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as people of different skin colors, it is imperative that media outlets highlight Muhammad's anti-racist ethos. Rather than being a divisive figure, Muhammad is an inspiration for those working to rid the world of the evil of racism.

Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don't Regret It

Flemming Rose | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Flemming Rose

I've been accused of being responsible for the loss of innocent lives and labeled a Nazi who is having Muslims for breakfast.

Texas 'Draw the Prophet' Contest is Shameless Muslim-Baiting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone The poster advertising Draw the Prophet. Photo: American Freedom Defense I...

The Quran's Voice: Blessing or Terrorizing?

Akbar Ganji | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Akbar Ganji

It is true that there are verses in the Quran in which violence is permitted. Islamic fundamentalists have given such verses a central role in how they interpret the Quran, practically marginalizing the rest. But, enlightened Muslims reject such hermeneutics.

The 8 Most Important Interfaith Monuments in the World

Craig Considine | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations.

Palestinian President Orders Investigation Into Newspaper's Muhammad Cartoon

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a carto...

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.

Responsible Free Speech in the Name of Tolerance

Ahmed Khan | Posted 03.21.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

If we keep insulting each other and calling it our right under the auspices of freedom of expression then the dust will never settle.

The Challenge of Exclusivity

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

With apparently religiously motivated murders spilling innocent blood across our news screens this past week come serious concerns about the role of religion in our world. And when fear rules the day, increased violence is never far behind.