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Pastor To Hold Trial Of Islam Prophet Mohammed

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion

Not content with burning the Islamic holy book the Quran, Florida pastor Terry Jones plans to hold a trial of the Prophet Mohammed for "crimes against...

Burning Holy Books Will Not Burn The Hatred In Human Hearts

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

I am convinced we will all be better off when we put our efforts into burning and eliminating so much of the hate that exists in too many human hearts.

Why Did Karzai Spotlight U.S. Quran Burning? | Tom A. Peter | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

The dust is settling after five straight days of deadly protests in Afghanistan over US pastor Terry Jones's burning of the Quran, but the political f...

Turning Cheeks: Why Christians And Muslims Should Break The Cycle Of Hate

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Turning the other cheek does not condone the wrong of the other, but it affords us an opportunity in our responses to break cycles of violence by not sowing more violence.

Afghan Rage Over Koran Burning

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Protests continued across Afghanistan against Florida pastor Terry Jones's March 20 burning of a Koran. The violence killed three UN staffers and four...

The Geopolitics of Stupidity

John Feffer | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
John Feffer

Frankly, I would prefer that crowds in the Muslim world came together in angry, peaceful protest not when Terry Jones issues his video plea for attention, but when the U.S. president submits the annual budget proposal for military spending.

After Quran Burning, The Need To Put People First

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Nigel Barber

Instead of respecting religion, we need to respect people. We can begin by respecting their right to life.

Protests in Afghanistan: Our Excuse to Get Out

Malou Innocent | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

Recent events in Afghanistan should be a wake-up call to how our 10-year occupation is actually being perceived, demonstrating the danger of America trying to forcibly export its liberal values onto illiberal societies.

Forget Kabul, Look To Baku: The Search For Muslim Moderates

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It's time we start paying more attention to our real friends in the Muslim world in places like Baku, where people admire America.

Afghan Policeman Kills 2 NATO Soldiers As Quran Burning Protests Continue

Posted 06.04.2011 | World

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A "rogue" Afghan border policeman shot dead two foreign soldiers on a training mission on Monday, and hundreds of p...

The Koran in Florida and Mormons on Broadway

Richard Grenell | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

While burning the Koran is religiously intolerant and insensitive to our Muslim brothers and sisters, to suggest that it endangers American lives in and of itself is ridiculous. Nobody is saying the same about The Book of Mormon.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought a slew of April Fools' jokes from our media brethren. Hulu remade its page to look like it was 1996 -- ancient history in Internet terms. Google introduced "Gmail motion," a tool that allows users to send emails by using their body. YouTube offered the top 5 viral videos of 1911. And we had a little fun of our own. There were also a number of stories that felt like April Fools' jokes but, unfortunately, were all too real. There was Donald Trump doubling down on Birther-ism, releasing his birth certificate and calling for the president to release his; pastor/kook Terry Jones finally burning a Quran and igniting violent protests in Afghanistan that led to the killing of a dozen people, including seven UN workers. And there was our nation's capital -- a town full of true April fools -- still obsessed with spending cuts in the midst of a recession.

Religious Groups Condemn U.N. Violence And Quran Burning

Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service The Florida pastor who presided over the recent burning of a Quran said the United Nations must protect Af...

How To Properly Dispose Of Unwanted Holy Books

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

An unwanted holy book, be it Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or any other scripture, can be disposed of humanely and appropriately, but not burned. You never, ever burn them.

Burning the Quran Is No Childish Game

Rick Sanchez | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Rick Sanchez

Children have to be taught to express their opinions respectfully. Unfortunately, it's a lesson some adults never learn. Take Terry Jones, who threatened to burn a Quran last year. A little over a week ago, he, you guessed it, burned a Quran.

At Least 7 Killed At Afghanistan U.N. Compound Over Quran-Burning U.S. Preacher

Reuters | Mohammad Bashir | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 1, 2011 11:51:19 PM By Mohammad Bashir MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghans protesting the burning of a Koran by an obscure U.S...

Media Fan The Flames Of Religious Intolerance

Rev. Charles Gibbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Charles Gibbs

Burning a Quran, or any holy book, is an offense to our common humanity, and we can hardly turn a blind eye. But this kind of violence is not the story of our society; it is a sideshow.

Park51: Election Season Is Over, and So Is the Media News Storm

Raina Wallens | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raina Wallens

If there was any doubt that the furor over the Park51 Islamic community center was largely fueled by politicians and pundits exploiting 9/11 in the midst of election season, now we know for sure.

The War Over Muslims In America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As 2010 comes to a close, it's clear that this year offered few favors for the American Muslim identity or reputation. Indeed, Pew reports that Muslims in America had a higher approval rating after 9/11 than in 2010.

2010: A Shellacking in Poor Judgment and Bad Behavior

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived through a Great Depression with grit and resolve. Unlike many of today's citizenry, who have become a whiny group of rage-a-holics.

Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

ART AND FASHION: Pringle Of Scotland And London's Serpentine Gallery Collaborate To Promote Scottish Artists

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala "Ryan McGinley, Tilda Swinton at Pringle of Scotland / Serpentine Gallery at The Webster Photo Credit: David X Prutting" "Left image...

Monty Python's Terry Jones -- Renaissance Man

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Whether taking on Chaucer, challenging Ireland's most doggedly held beliefs of the Middle Ages, or having a child out of wedlock with a woman more than half his age, Terry Jones is not afraid to take on the establishment.

The Biggest Lies About Islam

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

I spend a lot of time in the US, and it is striking how pundits and columnists repeatedly get away with making claims about Muslims and Islam which fuel mistrust between Muslim countries and the West.

Nov. 1: International Burn the Tao Te Ching Day

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm inviting everyone in America to come join me, and if you show up with your own Tao Te Ching to burn, as well as some graham crackers and chocolate, I'll give you a free marshmallow.