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Islamophobia

American Apartheid? The Republican "Dream" Scheme

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The real cruelty of this Republican proposal is that it seeks to take advantage of the desperation of some DREAM Act-eligible youth to avoid deportation. The Republican proposal offers them that in the short term, but at the price of second-class status for the rest of their lives. They deserve better.

Three Killings: California, Florida, France

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
John Feffer

When our notion of the common good, of commonwealth, begins to disintegrate, all that is left are tribes defending their turf, standing their ground, enclosing their land.

Toulouse Killings -- When Do We Download the Video?

Barry Lando | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Barry Lando

The cold-blooded killing of a rabbi and three students at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France yesterday have left the French shocked -- and dismayed. ...

Penalizing Criticism Of Islam Threatens Free Speech And Reforms

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The eminent Turkish Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was recently welcomed in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. However, this organization has an agenda to criminalize criticism of Islam, which threatens to strangle dissent and reform.

We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response To Islamophobia In The NYPD And Beyond

Sonny Singh | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

What is it going to take for Sikhs and Muslims to join together in solidarity against the common enemies of racist harassment and violence, racial and religious profiling, and Islamophobic bigotry?

'A Certain People Who Don't Obey the King's Laws': Purim And NYPD Surveillance

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

The Purim story has a happy ending, with enemies vanquished and Mordechai replacing his adversary Haman in a position of leadership. People of faith have a responsibility to ensure that today's story has a positive outcome.

4 Myths That Led To The NYPD Attack On Muslim Civil Liberties

Daniel Tutt | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

The damage that these scandals have caused in severing the lines of trust between law enforcement and the Muslim community may be irreparable in the short term, but it is not too late for the NYPD to begin assessing the policies that led us here.

A Global War On Christians In The Muslim World?

John L. Esposito | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
John L. Esposito

In the 21st century, Muslims are strongly challenged to move beyond older notions of "tolerance" or "co-existence" to a higher level of religious pluralism based on mutual understanding and respect.

Joseph Erbentraut

Muslim Filmmaker Challenges Post-9/11 Islamophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever impacted the lives of every American -- but for Muslim Americans, their lives changed more than th...

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Noah Fitzgerel

Equating radical Islam with popular Islam is simply ignorant.

America Becoming Europe

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

As we are now in the season of our next presidential election, anti-Muslim sentiments uttered by our political, religious and civic leaders are becoming more and more mainstream and systemic.

Overcoming Islamophobia in American Elections

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Muqtedar Khan

Rather than resorting to Muslim-bashing, American leaders should show their potential to lead by taking on the more difficult task of combating intolerance. .

Army Must Reject Anti-Islam Hate Speaker

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Imagine that a man who said there should be no freedom of religion for Muslims, or Mosques in America, and that America is in a religious war that pits America, a "Christian Nation," against Islam was invited to address our men and women in uniform? Well, it's happening.

Islam Critic's Invite To West Point Draws Protest

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion

WEST POINT, N.Y. — A retired U.S. lieutenant general who made comments denigrating Islam withdrew Monday from speaking at a West Point prayer br...

Is The NYPD Really Against Muslims?

Daisy Khan | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Daisy Khan

Commissioner Kelly's own actions have proven that he is deeply committed to reaching out to Muslims, and I know that the NYPD is capable of turning the tide from animosity and suspicion to respect and cooperation.

The Dolphin And The Monkey And NYPD's Disappointing Tactics

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

The tides of anti-Islam hysteria and post 9/11 backlash on the community have felt like a shipwreck at times.

Islam in America: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know -- But Were Afraid to Ask

Daniel Tutt | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

How many American Muslims support terrorism? Do Muslims want to impose sharia in America? Rarely, if ever, do Americans get an opportunity to hear from Muslims or credentialed experts to get these questions answered.

Muslim Woman Accuses Man Of Sexual Harassment; FBI Show Up At Her Door

AP | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport, alleging that the school failed to investigate her claims that a fellow stud...

Court: Ban On Islamic Law Unconstitutional

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion

OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates a...

Is There Space For American Muslims In The Ummah?

Ahmed Younis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

A strong argument can be made that Muslim Americans are an important community with resources to catalyze the progress of majority-Muslim societies.

Daily Show Skewers Broward GOP Over Vote Against Muslim Member

Posted 03.08.2012 | Miami

It wasn't the first time the Daily Show has sunk its teeth into the South Florida, but it's certainly one of the funniest: Thursday night Jon Stewart'...

All-American Bigotry

John Feffer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
John Feffer

If All-American Muslim can prove to mainstream America that Muslims are as boring, community-minded, socially conservative, occasionally wacky and celebrity-obsessed as the rest of us, then it deserves a place on TV.

Lesson to GOP: Don't Play With Fire

James Zogby | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

The lesson in all this is clear: The GOP played with fire, and they are getting their hands burned. They unleashed a monster they hoped to turn against Democrats, but it has turned on them first.

From Many, One Nation: The Case Of 'All American Muslim'

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

We don't normally look to reality TV to teach lessons of faith and religious freedom. But one TV program is doing just that. Rather than tune-out in protest, as Americans, it's time to tune-in.

Anyone for Proactive Nonviolence Against Terror?

Kemal Argon | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

If I listen to ordinary Americans talking candidly about their views of Muslims, I too often hear deep grief, anger, bitterness and resentment. But I believe that most of these folks are actually not Islamophobic and don't want to be.