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The Anti-Muslim Extremists Steve Bannon Thinks Are Experts On Islam

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

Steve Bannon, whom President-elect Donald Trump chose this week as his chief strategist and senior counselor, has a history of claiming that certain a...

Pamela Geller and the Professional Islamophobia Business

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2016 | 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.

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?

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.

Thursday's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Today in religion news: Robert Spencer gets rejected by a Catholic diocese, a win and a lose against the contraception mandate, the debacle over the fetus-is-not-a-person argument by a Catholic hospital and Mormon activism.

Confronting Pamela Geller

Harris Zafar | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Her claims are so bizarre that one struggles to understand whether they are worthy of a response. Yet, hidden beneath lie tangible attacks against the very teachings of Islam, and it is imperative to address these.

Nader is Right: Double Standard is Real

James Zogby | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Ralph Nader is right to have encouraged a debate on anti-Semitism against Arab Americans compared with the response to anti-Semitism against Jewish Americans. There is a shameful double standard and it must end.

American Muslims Wage Grassroots Campaigns Against Islamophobia Network

Daniel Tutt | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Through protesting their conferences and forming coalitions with Muslim and non-Muslim organizations, American Muslims are beginning to take the small industry of Islamophobic speakers head on.

Muslims Rising Above The Ashes Of Misunderstanding

Kari Ansari | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

To make this climb, we know our focus must stay on our youth. There are thousands of young, dynamic American Muslims already creating change in our nation's high schools, colleges and workplaces.

Writers Cited in Breivik Manifesto Have Spoken at U.S. Military Colleges as Anti-Terrorism Experts

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Chris Rodda

Just how much did the constant validation of Islamophobic ideas by the likes of Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, and Robert Spencer play a role in Breivik's ultimate decision to actually carry out his terrorist attacks?

The Idiocy of the Anti-Sharia Crowd

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sabria Jawhar

For those following the idiotic allegations that Sharia is creeping into American society and wonder who speaks for Islam, I think the answer is obvious. Western extremists are now the new hijackers of Islam.

The Right Wing's Sharia Shenanigans

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

A scary number of the Republican rank-and-file seem to be functioning under the impression that every Muslim in America is a "stealth jihadist" waiting to flip the switch from "good" to "evil" like the Clone Troopers in Star Wars.

The Untold Story Behind the "Mosque at Ground Zero"

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

American Muslims bear no collective guilt. We have nothing to apologize for and everything to be proud of, including our loyalty and hard-earned livelihoods.

How the Media Fans the Flames of Western Extremism

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sabria Jawhar

The unintended consequence of booking people with questionable credentials and outrageous opinions to draw viewers is that Western extremism is legitimized.

Institutional Islamophobia and the Politics of a Minor's Choice

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abukar Arman

The case of Rifqa Bary has set the stage for the ideological bankrupt neocons and right wing evangelicals to pursue another desperate attempt to resuscitate their all but defunct "clash of civilization" scare.

The Islam-Basher and the Librarian Kerfuffle

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

A controversy erupted last week in Chicago after it was publicly revealed that a noted anti-Islam blogger had been invited to an American Library Association panel.

Obama Shows the World's Muslims a New American Face

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Asghar

Obama's ability to identify ethnically and emotionally with the Islamic world, along with his ability to articulate American tolerance that goes back to the founding fathers, means that we're on our way.