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Quran Burning

Before We Condemn Islam, Let's Consider Our Own Faiths

John Backman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Religion
John Backman

Their scriptures may imply that God ordered genocide. Their extremists preach hate and destroy artifacts from other traditions. Most of the clergy insist that theirs is a religion of peace. Yes, Christians are in a quandary these days.

Neo-Orientalist Islamophobia Is Maligning the Reputation of the Prophet Muhammad Like Never Before

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Munawar A. Anees

LAHORE, Pakistan -- In the name of "revenge" for the Sept. 11 attack, an intellectual and political noose is being tightened and attempting to distort the personality and the message of Muhammad.

Why We Should Ignore The Quran-Burnings

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Weiss | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of an unknown Florida church threa...

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.

WATCH: Solider Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses: I Would Do It Again

Posted 07.19.2013 | World

Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if given the chance....

Who Speaks For Christianity And Islam?

Joel C. Hunter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Joel C. Hunter

We can tell you who does NOT speak for Christianity or Islam: the radicals who are getting all the media attention.

In The Name Of Islam, Release The Christian Girl

Daisy Khan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Daisy Khan

It is not Islam or Islamic law that led this imam and his community to mistreat a young, helpless girl the way they have. It is ignorance.

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 ...

Afghan Fund Launched As Orphans Visit New York

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the Amer...

The Situation in Afghanistan Gets Worse

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

President Obama has a lot of issues to weigh with regards to Afghanistan, but I really hope he sides with the American troops on the ground. They're now being asked by our government to provide security to a population in a mission that is no longer wanted by the democratically elected leader of that country, making their current mission untenable and unproductive. Therefore, the only conclusion he can come to is to engage U.S. forces in a mission that can be successful. And that is an immediate transition to an Advise, Train, and Assist role, on the way towards a negotiated counter-terror mission with a very limited footprint.

The Illusion of Attacking Iran

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We need for realism to prevail over illusions. An attack on Iran will have global consequences, setting in motion a series of cascading events that cannot be accurately calculated.

Republicans Question Afghanistan Following Shocking Alleged Act

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Following a shooting rampage by a United States Army sergeant who allegedly killed at least 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich and Ri...

Green on Blue

Ann Jones | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Ann Jones

As things stand today, as International Women's Day is celebrated around the world, women in Afghanistan contemplate the withdrawal of some American and NATO troops with both relief and fear.

Qur'an Burnings Indicate Need for Mission Overhaul

Lisa Schirch | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

International forces need to make cultural sensitivity a priority in a mission focused on protecting civilians and addressing root causes through supporting governance and diplomacy, not waging war.

Quran Flap Confirms Need for Afghan Withdrawal Timetable

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The peculiar U.S. political debate this past week -- focused on an apology for an inexcusable blunder, rather than on the long-term viability of prosecuting the war -- can only be described as surreal.

Experts Say Quran Burning 'Tailor-Made' For Taliban

Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion

By Jim Michaels USA Today WASHINGTON (RNS) The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burni...

An Open Letter To Violent Muslim Protestors

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

For any Muslim who believes the sacredness of the Quran as God's final revelation to humanity, that very same Quran condemns and rejects such anarchy in many of her verses and teachings.

Apology Derangement Syndrome

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All you have to do is go back to George W. Bush's presidency to see that -- gasp! -- presidents apologize all the time when America does something wrong, or stupid, or both.

Getting The Hell Out Of Pakistan

Natasha Scripture | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Natasha Scripture

What's happening in Afghanistan this week really hits home. Every time I see the headline "Deadliest Day in Quran Protests," all that dormant fear re-surfaces and I can barely swallow.

David Wood

The Afghan Mission Continues, Pentagon Declares | David Wood | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Despite the murder of two U.S. advisers inside a heavily guarded Afghan ministry building Saturday and waves of violent anti-American pr...

Afghan Killings Show 'Shallow' U.S. Impact On 'Primitive Society,' Says Retired General

Posted 02.26.2012 | World

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey called the shooting deaths of two American advisers in Afghanistan "outrageous" on NBC Nightly News on Saturday and ...

Zach Carter

Rick Santorum: Obama's Apology For Quran Burning 'Shows Weakness' | Zach Carter | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of "weakness" on Sunday for apologizing to the Islamic world over the U...

Grenade Blasts NATO Base

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

By Fraidoon Elhaam and Hamid Shalizi KUNDUZ/KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday...

Nine More Killed In Quran Burning Protests

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

KABUL, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Nine more people were killed on Friday in protests in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Koran at a NATO base, ...

Time For A Little Honesty: Sometimes Muslims Burn Qurans

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

It's the message those words deliver that Muslims love the most. And to honor that message, when the vessel that contains it no longer proves adequate to God's purpose of high-fidelity transmission, we give it back to God.