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Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Australians Promise To Muslims #IllRideWithYou

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

As Australians anxiously awaited the outcome of a hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe, thousands on social media made sure that Muslims in the country kne...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on His New Book

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

He talks about how his time with Jon Stewart has made him more "Muslim-ish," what he's learned during a lifetime occupying many different cultures, and how that all led to his new book, No Land's Man.

Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Scott Blakeman | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Scott Blakeman

If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.

Missouri Teen Killed By SUV Displaying Anti-Muslim Message

AP | BILL DRAPER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An SUV involved in the death of a Missouri teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed i...

The Orcs of ISIS

Tami Shaikh | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

Why is their interpretation of the same book the total opposite of what mine is? How can they believe that beheading innocent humans can be ok when the Prophet Mohammad believed in treating others with kindness and compassion?

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.27.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

Switzerland Highights Europe's Huge Immigration Problem

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Milton Ezrati

Not too long ago, the Swiss voted in a referendum to limit immigration and make it easier to expel foreign-born residents. The specifics of the vote matter less than the sentiment it reflects, in Switzerland and Europe generally, feelings exemplified in an otherwise insignificant incident in the small Swiss city of Nyon.

Why Won't Major Media Report on Muslims Combatting Terrorism?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

There exist two scenarios where no one can hear you scream. The first is of course, in space because there's no oxygen. And the second is on Earth, but only if you're a global Muslim leader condemning ISIS and promoting universal religious freedom.

What Muslim Hashtag Activism Actually Accomplishes

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

(RNS) ISIS terrorist rampages, waves of anti-Muslim hate speech and fear-mongering Islamophobia are inspiring an outburst of online activism in the fo...

A House of Prayer for All (as in 'All') People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Due to the marvels of modern technology, this morning I was able to sit in my living room in Southern California and watch the livestream of the service of Muslim Friday Prayers (Jumu'ah) from that very National Cathedral in a service that emphasized the "all" in "all people."

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Omar Sarwar | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.

How to Fight for 'Your' Islam

Aanya Niaz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion
Aanya Niaz

There is no longer any need for making empty arguments about how Islam is not a religion of hate. Enough. It is time to take responsibility as citizens of a religion to research, read and then re-inform the globe of how it truly is a religion of peace.

Islamophobia as a Muslim Problem

Ali Hashem | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Ali Hashem

Islamophobia has been for years the main complaint by Muslims around the world; the feeling of being discriminated for what you believe, practice or look like prompted many Muslims in Europe and America to raise the voice and seek changing the image by drawing a clear line between Islam and extremism.

The Conservative Media's Assault on Religious Academia

Paul F. McNamara | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Paul F. McNamara

There are several 'news' sources that claim to be conservative that berate scholars. The majority of these verbal assaults are directed at ones that are involved in the field of religious studies.

Educating Bill Maher

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Orbach

Maher is right that we should stand up for liberal principles everywhere, but it does no justice to our principles if our arguments are stacked on a foundation of stereotypes.

WATCH: Muslim Students Defend Petition To Revoke Bill Maher's Campus Invite

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion

The campus petition to revoke Bill Maher's invitation to speak at the University of California, Berkeley's December commencement has been debated as a...

The 'Stop Bill Maher' UC Berkeley Petition Is How Islamists, Not Liberals, Promote Free Speech

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
H. A. Goodman

The day liberals confuse real talk and passionate debate with bigotry is the day Bill O'Reilly and Fox news shape the narrative of our nation.

Americans Think The Country's Muslim Population Is Much Bigger Than It Really Is

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion

This type of ignorance isn’t bliss. Americans have a tendency to overstate the number of Muslims living in the United States -- and at least 13 ...

The Logic of the 'Moderate' Mindset

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

In gauging the responses to my writing, I have a personal rule: don't just look at what is being written, but why it is being written.

Watch Canadians Punch Racism In The Face

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

There are many recent "social experiment" videos showing average citizens' candid responses to public injustice -- but they rarely end with one of the...

Muslim American or American Muslim. Does It Matter?

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

We all have a story. My story is that I was born in Chicago to a Muslim father and Christian mother. I was born to parents that came to America to flee persecution and war and to strive for the American dream. My story isn't that much different than other American Muslims. I

"You ARE Home" -- How a Small Canadian Town Shamed Bigots Everywhere

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Every cowardly bigot, in the US, Canada or anywhere, is put to shame by the people of Cold Lake. And there are plenty who should be ashamed -- Murrieta isn't a rare example.

This Town Won't Put Up With Vandalism On Its Local Mosque

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Mahmoud Elkabri arrived at Cold Lake Mosque for morning prayers on Friday and found an unsettling message. Scrawled in red spray paint across the exte...

Of Free Speech, Islamophobia and New Atheism

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Evangelical anti-theism, much like militant theism by extremist clerics in the theist world, detaches one from the important values of objectivity and fairness.