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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: An American Muslim Perspective

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 07.04.2016 | Religion
Zainab Chaudry

As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.

The Toxic Temptation Of Prejudice

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Friedemann Schaub

A man was sitting in his plane seat, calmly scribbling notes on a pad while waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to him, who watched him writin...

Brexit Wasn’t About Economics. It Was About Racial Hatred.

Omer Aziz | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Omer Aziz

With the twin exceptions of the fall of the Berlin wall and the invasion of Iraq, no event of the last half century will have consequences as far-reac...

U.N. Urges Brits To Stop Xenophobic Abuse Following Brexit Vote

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Britain on Tuesday to act to prevent further incidents of xenophobic ab...

Brexit, More Bad News For Black Women

OmiseekeTinsley | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices

As an African American woman living in Texas, every morning I hold my breath reading the news, bracing myself for what terrible violence against black...

Polish Communities In The UK Targeted With Abuse After Brexit

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.27.2016 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - The Polish embassy in London said on Monday it was deeply concerned by what it said were recent incidents of xenophobic abuse direc...

Brexit Supporters Sounded Alarmingly Like Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2016 | World

In a historic referendum, the United Kingdom voted Thursday to leave the European Union, an endorsement of the efforts of right-wing politicians citin...

Britain Is Too Great To Vote For Brexit

Ricken Patel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Ricken Patel

A historic question faces the British people this week, a choice about the survival of Britain itself, and the values that have made it great. To see this choice, we first have to wade through a thicket of arguments designed to obscure it.

We Should Treat Jo Cox's Murderer and The Orlando Shooter As Lone Wolves

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

Jo Cox's assassination demonstrates the illogic of our conflation between lone wolves and larger, potentially violent, national groups. Although ISIS is a heinous organization threatening Western interests in Syria and Iraq, it is dangerous to conflate the actions of lone wolves pledging to ISIS with ISIS just as it is absurd to perceive Mair's actions as a threat coming from Britain First.

Texas Has No Business Challenging Syrian Refugee Settlement: Judge

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas has no case against the federal government and a refugee settlement organization over how Syrian refugees are settled within the s...

Islamic Extremism and Gun Culture: Why We Need to Change Our Approach

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

USA has bled again in Orlando a few months following the San Bernardino shooting and as we move forward there is every reason to be fearful that such ...

The Power of Public Scholarship

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.12.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

As the mass shootings in Orlando suggest, we are at a social tipping point. The time has come for scholars, guardians of truth and wisdom, to step up to the plate and play a much more central role in the public and political sphere. It is time to use wisdom to drain the fetid swamp of its intolerant hate of everything--other.

Searching For Teddy

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

The voice of political populism rings loud and clear this election season. We hear it from both the Right and the Left.

The Comprehensive Guide To Trump's Most Outrageous Statements

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

It was precisely one year ago, on June 16, 2015, that Donald Trump announced he was running for president. And from the get-go, he made clear that he ...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)

So You Think There's No Difference Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.27.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

If you want to try to make the argument that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are essentially the same, go ahead ... I guess. But just remember the faces of those you're going to have to convince.

Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

It's disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning boards whose palpable xenophobia comes slithering out of the woodwork of their town hall buildings.

Book Review: 'Talk to Me', by Qasim Rashid

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Yasmina Blackburn

In Talk to Me, Rashid takes his activism to the streets and walks the walk, creating dialogue as well as interfaith and inter-racial understanding through storytelling - both in his own voice and by sharing his pen with a cast of heartfelt contributors.

Weekend Roundup: Pope Francis Gets It Right

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost's "Following Francis" columnist, Sebastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues. In the interview, he acknowledges the limits of Europe's ability to absorb refugees while focusing on the larger picture of why there are so many migrants. (continued)

Poetry Wars With The Donald

Josh Lefkowitz | Posted 05.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Josh Lefkowitz

Fear-mongering and xenophobia are not really my areas of expertise, but I dip and dabble in poetry a bit, so here's a reply to his reading of Al Wilson's "The Snake":

Muslim Kids Read Letters From WWII As History Repeats Itself

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

During World War II, a San Diego librarian named Clara Estelle Breed could often be found at the local railroad station, passing out stamped and self-...

What Do We Do With Trump's Supporters?

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

In our interactions with Trump's supporters, pushing back against cynicism and cruelty to make room for civility is a tough endeavor. Approaches will vary by necessity.

I Speak Arabic & I am Not a Terrorist

Basma El Baz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Basma El Baz

A student at the University of California was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight and interrogated by the FBI because he spoke Arabic. The amount o...

Artist's Stunning Image Honors Woman Who Defied A Neo-Nazi March

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

A photograph of Afro-Swedish activist Tess Asplund confronting hundreds of neo-Nazis at a rally in central Sweden has gone viral on social media -- an...