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Florida Lawmakers Ambush Education

Ghazala Salam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Ghazala Salam

Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.

What Muslims and Jews Have in Common

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

When Jews and Muslims in countries around the world embrace our commonalities, and resolve to come together, it accrues to the benefit of both faith communities.

Justice Is Not Enough!

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Muqtedar Khan

How do we teach young Muslims to struggle for justice, but without resorting to terror tactics? How do we teach them that a just cause is not a justification for unjust means?

From Boston Once More: What Should We Have Learned From the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Blake Page | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Blake Page

Putting things into perspective and taking a few moments to reflect on the sadness of loss of life and limb is about all that can be taken from this by us ordinary civilians, though I suppose panic, frustration and absolute assertions make for better entertainment on a night of armchair politics.

Mediawashed Middle East

Meghan Nuttall Sayres | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Every time I give talks, people ask, "Are girls really allowed to attend school in Iran?" Some have even said, "Who teaches them?" Perhaps the right question is, who is teaching Americans to think this?

Chelsea Kiene

PHOTOS: Controversial Ad Campaign Makes Its D.C. Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON –- Ready to see more ads about jihad during your morning commute? Just months after controversial anti-Muslim ads went on display, the...

Q&A: About Those Pro-Muslim Subway Ads

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

As announced last week, a series of pro-Muslim advertising campaigns urging religious tolerance are expected to be unveiled in New York City's subway ...

Artist Strikes Back At Anti-Muslim Ads

Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

On Monday, anti-Muslim advertisements sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative went up in 10 subway stations in New York, following a fede...

NYPD Increase Subway Security After Anti-Muslim Ads

Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

The arrival of an anti-Muslim advertising campaign in New York City subways on Monday has prompted the NYPD to increase security throughout ten statio...

IMAGE: Anti-Jihad Posters Go Up In New York Subways

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Provocative advertisements equating Muslim radicals with savages appeared in New York City subways on Monday, drawing immediate criticism ...

Creating the Muslim Manchurian Candidate

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
John Feffer

The conservative mainstream still calls the president's religious beliefs into question, but they stop just short of accusing him of apostasy and concealment. What they consider safe is the assertion that Obama is acting as if he were Muslim.

Patriotism vs. Nationalism in a Post 9/11 World

Grant Lyon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy
Grant Lyon

If you believe in freedom of religion but don't understand the irony behind your anger at a mosque being built near ground zero, then you are the number one culprit of dumb nationalism in 2011.

As 9/11 Anniversary Approaches, a Call for Balance

Mark Potok | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The truth is that intelligence experts with far more integrity than Gingrich or others who have specialized in demonizing Muslims agree that homegrown jihadists now pose more of a direct threat to America than al Qaeda.

Islam-Baiting Doesn't Work

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

Sharia has become a convenient way to harp on nonexistent, yet anxiety-producing, "threats." Since no one knows what you're talking about when you decry Sharia, it's even easier than usual to say anything, no matter how bizarre or duplicitous.

Imams For Evolution

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Evolutionary biology teaches us just how closely related all people are and how insignificant racial and religious differences are.

"The King Has No Clothes"

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

So what was missing from Rep. Kings hearings? A little thing I like to call: Facts.

Anti-Terrorism Nonprofit Paying Out Millions To Founder's Company

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

According to an exposé in The Tennessean, a nonprofit that claims to investigate links between American Muslims and international terrorist org...

Why I Traveled the Muslim World After 9-11 and What I Learned

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Luongo

The role of the travel writer is to bring people to places they never see, to explain things to them, to make the unknown, the forbidden, the intangible, known quantities, things to no longer fear.

Reconciliation in the War of Symbols: Ground Zero, the Islamic Center and the Florida Church

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

This war of symbols reveals ugly stereotyping and prejudice on nearly all sides, including those on the left who spewed hateful rhetoric to those opposing the Islamic Center.

Five Lessons Big Media Won't Learn From Koran-Burning Fameseekers

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Like a wayward boyfriend who just can't stop playing the field, mainstream media outlets often wind up begging the audience for forgiveness when a particularly savvy or lucky charlatan turns their chase for attention-seeking stories against them.

Illinois State Police Revoke First Muslim Chaplain

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Illinois State Police has revoked the appointment of the agency's first Muslim chaplain, citing only information revealed during a...

The Power Of Storytelling: Creating A New Future For American Muslims

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

The Muslim American storytellers of the twenty-first century need to simultaneously mine our rich Islamic and American identity and history to discover our own Rumis, whose stories will bestow endless rewards.

On Mosques, Borders, and Our 'Nation of Immigrants' This Election Season

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Hoyt

During the past week, the predictable dance of Republican demagoguery and Democratic cowardice were on shameful display for the whole nation.

Islamophobia: Targeting an American Community

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Singling out Muslim Americans, much as with prejudice against Jewish Americans and Catholic Americans before them, will prove to be wrong. The question is how much damage will be done before the fear subsides.

The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots

Rev. Chloe Breyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chloe Breyer

The proliferating nature of these anti-mosque demonstrations and their shifting tenor to panicked claims about the imminent threats of "Islamization" and "Shariazation" begs a moment of national introspection.