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America, Do Not Censor Our Entertainment Industry

Tom Rogan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Tom Rogan

In essence, the question would be asked, if violence is to be divorced from entertainment, then why not also the presentation of drugs (for the children's sake)? Or sex (let's stop STDs)? Or religion (we can't risk inflaming violence)?

Muslim Suspect In 'South Park' Threat To Plead Guilty

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Muslim convert from Brooklyn pleaded guilty Thursday to using a website he founded to post online threats against the creato...

Ground Zero Mosque Protesters Borrow a Page From the Muslim Playbook

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ali A. Rizvi

Since when did the argument, "This should be banned because it's offensive and hurts our feelings!" start earning a place in any kind of rational discourse? Is sensitivity a prerequisite for freedom of expression?

Bill Maher's Confusion About Who 'We' and 'They' Are

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omar Baddar

Where Maher should be expressing solidarity with progressive Muslims who would stand with him in opposition to violent extremism, he instead alienates them by making a fictitious cultural simplification.

The 99: Reclaiming the Wonder of Islam for a New Generation

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Why not make a comic book series of a group of superheroes inspired by Islam, write into it some age-old Islamic archetypes like the ninety-nine names of God, and give it a fully twenty-first-century form? Hence The 99.

'The Simpsons' Come To The Defense Of 'South Park.' Almost. (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone receiving death threats from the radical Revolution Muslim regarding their depiction of Muhammad...

Jon Stewart Stands Up For 'South Park,' Sings Another Round of 'Go F--k Yourselves' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night Jon Stewart came to the aid of his Comedy Central family, defending "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for their controversia...

South Park's Depiction Of Muhammad Censored AGAIN

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Matt Stone and Trey Parker have issued a statement: "In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn'...

U.S. Cultural Exports Complicate Ties With Muslims

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) As Carrie Bradshaw might write in her "Sex and the City" column, when it comes to America's relations...

'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day': The New Campus Culture Wars

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Draw Muhammad Day has largely been discussed in the frame of free speech vs. fundamentalist Islam. But shouldn't universities be boldly advancing the narrative of actions that build inclusiveness vs. actions that marginalize a community?

Draw Muhammad Day: Collectively Punishing Muslim Americans

Shahed Amanullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shahed Amanullah

The right of free speech doesn't absolve people from being assholes. And with Draw Muhammad Day, the participating artists are proving themselves to be just that.

Defending Free Speech Against Fundamentalist Islam?

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

It seems to me that there's a dangerous sleight of hand going on here, a pretense that by drawing Muhammad you are bravely taking on the Dragon Threatening Civilization when in fact you are just hurting your Muslim neighbors.