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Muslims Abroad Should Respect the American Tradition of Free Speech as They Debate Their Own

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims should not be so quick to complain when others demonstrate their lack of respect for Islam if they fail to make any real progress towards understanding the societal norms of other nations, in this instance the complexity of free speech rights and traditions in the United States.

Blasphemy Day -- Because We Can!

Edward Falzon | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Edward Falzon

As long as we condemn a video before we condemn a violent reaction to it, we'll always be bestowing power upon those who wish to pass the kind of anti-blasphemy law being pitched at the UN.

Jaweed Kaleem

Leader Of Largest Islamic Organization Calls For Ban On Insulting Prophet Muhammad | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As anti-American protests continue in Islamic nations against a U.S.-made film that mocks the Muslim prophet, the leader of the world's la...

Social Values, Not Religion, At Heart Of Muslim Protests

Common Ground News Service | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

As good citizens of our global and interconnected world, we must resist the tendency to stereotype or think apocalyptically. At the same time, responsible leaders everywhere must pro-actively discourage violence as well as hate speech in all its forms.

The Anti-Islam Video That Broke The Camel's Back

Wardah Khalid | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a mercy to all mankind, not just Muslims. Why then, with such a beautiful Prophetic example, can't the Muslims exercise similar tolerance?

A Yankee Spring in the Middle East

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

None of the protests have dwelled on American ties to Mubarak. Could it be that Egyptians do recognize American help in launching their Arab Spring? I believe they do and instead have offered the U.S. a second chance to get on the right side of Egyptian history.

Repel Evil With What Is Better

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

One of the consistent messages of the holy Quran is: "The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one, which is better." In last few weeks, we witnessed too many Muslims fail miserably to uphold these central ideals.

A Message To Medina, The Beginning Of Giving Back

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

This message to the Messenger is from Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Canada in the hope that we might come to know him more intimately, peace be upon him, and understand better the pain generated by incorrect understandings about him that manifest as crude films or violent protests.

Can We Just Agree Not to Rip Apart One Another's Teddy Bears?

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My friend Miriam and I are committed Yoginis -- we've taken vows of compassion and tolerance -- but we both could not get over the fact that someone would, once again, be taking public pot shots at Islam's most revered figure.

Walking in a Muslim's Moccasins: A Different Perspective on the Muslim Protests

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

With Muslim faith and fancy lands and resources under continuous military and media attack for more than a decade, we should not be surprised at their resentment.

The Blasphemy Of Islam

Hamid M. Khan | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Hamid M. Khan

Peace is both a journey and an ideal. Muslims rightfully angered by offenses leveled against something so near and dear to their hearts also need to take heart that this faith which has stood for centuries was not sustained by a need to defend, but by steadfastness, mercy and love.

I'm No Movie Critic, But Innocence of Muslims is SOOO Bad!

Edward Falzon | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Edward Falzon

Innocence of Muslims by nobody-knows-who, going by the 14 minutes that have been released in trailer form, might well be the worst movie ever made on this or any other planet. Perhaps that's the reason everyone's rioting. They want their 14 minutes back.

U.S.-Muslim Relations: The Second Coming?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Despite division on what to do with the Arab Spring, one thing was for certain, the educated classes of young people felt this was their time to take the lead and push the envelope.

HuffJummah: A Prophetic Response To The Anti-'Muhammad' Film

Omid Safi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

We know Muhammad like the producers of the hateful "film" don't know Muhammad. The person they attack is not the real Muhammad, but a figment of their own imagination. We know Muhammad. Let us not forget Muhammad.

Muslims: Don't Confront Violence With Silence

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is no justification for violence -- none whatsoever. So why can't American Muslims use their freedom of expression in a responsible fashion to light a candle?

‘One Hand’ Against Intolerance

Karem Issa | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Karem Issa

If the vision for the development of a new Egypt can be constructed inclusively, it can act as a new common goal uniting Egyptians of all backgrounds in a stronger, more prosperous Egypt.

A Common Life Together

Eboo Patel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

In an interconnected world, the only chance we have is a common life together. If we are to build it, we must insure the bridges between us are strong enough to withstand the bombs of the extremists.

Be Fearless, Be Kind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We become fearless only when we can turn fear around and face it, get to know it, release resistance to it, and open our hearts.

Sami Moubayed: Reactions to the Anti-Muslim Film: It is Now Time To Grow Up

Sami Moubayed | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Sami Moubayed

The Prophet is one of the greatest names and most influential figures in human history. What a nobody says about him will definitely never affect him or his reputation.

Is Spiritual Logic An Oxymoron? What About Sufi Salafism?

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

When you step into the Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina--at the heart of the Islamic world, shoulder to shoulder with people of every ethnicity on earth--the deep subtle brilliant beauty is resounding. Everything is in perfect balance.

Muslim Mobs Insult Muhammad's Legacy

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

How can we expect non-Muslims to believe that Islam is a religion of peace, when Muslim mobs around the world make liars of us all, Muhammad included? Those mobs of angry Muslims are ignorant of his legacy.

The Mercy Of Prophet Muhammad

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

The world is a better place because Prophet Muhammad survived against his opponents and won. And even as the Prophet showed grace and clemency to his enemies, so must his heirs do so today.

Why Hide After Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theatre?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

My beef with all these so called champions of free speech who feel so strongly about broadcasting their hateful views, yet run for cover when threatened: Why do these people leave innocent Americans to pay the price of their irresponsible acts? Why don't they man up?

Romney Sticks Silver Foot in His Mouth Again

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.

California Man Claims Role In Anti-Islam Film

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

LOS ANGELES — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a...