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The Peculiar Case of the Black American Islamophobe

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

What the black American Islamophobe needs to realize is that the anti-Muslim bias is not a means to full citizenship. It is just the newest boogey man deployed to distract us from demanding equitable change for all Americans.

Threats To America: Islamic Law Taking Over! Jews Controlling The Media!

Moriel Rothman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Moriel Rothman

When the discussion of sharia law is based on the premise that Islam is inherently criminal, or that all Muslims have a proclivity towards violence, then that discussion shifts from legitimate intellectual debate to hateful religious scapegoating.

Using Amy Winehouse to Slam Israel, Norway Dead to Club Muslims

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I just listened to a version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by Amy Winehouse, may her memory be for a blessing. Every note, every better-than-perfect ...

Muslim Americans: In Pursuit Of Justice

Ahmed Younis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

"Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future" provides an unprecedented look at the complexity of the Muslim experience in American public life.

Norway and the Fox News Response

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.

Knee-Jerk Blaming of Muslims Must End: Hate Comes in All Colors, Faiths, Races and Nationalities

Keith Rushing | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Keith Rushing

Blame the Muslims and use a double standard when confronting national security issues. We see this mindset crop up time and time again.

How Not to Write About the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

In a ludicrously alarmist piece that appeared on the The Daily Beast, Douglas Schoen and Randall Lane assert that "clearly and unambiguously" the political climate in Egypt is moving in a new direction that is "inimical to American and allied interests."

Writers Cited in Breivik Manifesto Have Spoken at U.S. Military Colleges as Anti-Terrorism Experts

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Chris Rodda

Just how much did the constant validation of Islamophobic ideas by the likes of Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, and Robert Spencer play a role in Breivik's ultimate decision to actually carry out his terrorist attacks?

FBI Islam Guide Pushed Highly Controversial Views Of Muslims

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

Among the most provocative aspects of the presentation is its recommended reading list. One book offered is The Truth About Mohammed: Founder of the W...

Fingering Alleged Right Winger in Norway Shooting Didn't Stop the Muslim Bashing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the steadily mounting evidence that Breivik's anti-Muslim hatred was a prime motive for the rampage, it didn't stop the avalanche of chatter that there had to be a tie somewhere with Islamic terrorism.

What Would Nietzsche Say About Europe's Islam Crisis?

Daniel Tutt | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Nietzsche found liberation in radically questioning the foundations of tradition. But would he prefer that Islam assimilate or integrate into Europe?

The Politics Of Islamophobia In Britain

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

"Britons, fortified by a much more active, muscular liberalism, would no longer truckle to politically correct notions of passive tolerance," says the Prime Minister David Cameron.

Blogs, Faith And Norway: Terror And Responsibility

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Christianity is not to blame. At the same time, we cannot ignore that the fringes of the religious right in the United States have created an atmosphere of intolerance and fear directed at Muslims.

The Face Of Christian Terrorism?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

For all of the Christians who have expressed outrage in recent days, you need not worry. You're safe. No, the guilt-by-association principle does not apply when unspeakable violence is carried out in the name of Christianity.

Oslo Attack Highlights The Dangers Of Islamophobia

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

My thoughts are with my own country and the potential for the Islamophobia we are coming to know too well in words to manifest itself in senseless acts of violence like those we saw last week in Oslo.

Poll: Anti-Muslim Sentiment Grew After Bin Laden Death

Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Many Muslim Americans had hoped that the death of Osama bin Laden would improve their image a...

Herman Cain's Political Islamophobia

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Cain's comments reflect a strategy among some Republican politicians to challenge Islam's place in the American religious landscape by calling into question whether it is even a legitimate religion.

CNN to Air Report on Taxpayer Funded Fake Former Terrorist

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

If Walid Shoebat of the "3 ex-Terrorists" is telling the truth about committing numerous killings and other terrorist acts, why has he not been deported or jailed?

A Living Faith Needs Critical Voices

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The desire to preserve and glorify faith is understandable, but when this desire becomes the central goal, it creates a lifeless version of the faith that is better suited for a museum.

Combating Religious Intolerance When Freedom Of Speech Enables Hate Speech

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Freedom of speech is a precious right that must be guarded carefully. But what happens when that right is used to incite hatred and to feed religious intolerance, such as Islamophobia?

"See Something, Say Something" And Impunity for Profiling

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The "See Something, Say Something Act" seeks to amend the Homeland Security Act so that any person who files a report in "good faith" will be immune from civil suit. We should be skeptical of any act extending immunity from the law.

Sharia And The Lives Of Muslim Americans

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 08.26.2011 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

When Muslims begin anything they say, "in the name of God." -- that is sharia. When they greet each other, they smile and say, "Assalamu Alaikum" (peace be with you) -- that is sharia.

Faith Shared In Iowa: Finding Our Commonalities And Respecting Our Differences

Rev. William Lovin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. William Lovin

A house of God where Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship together, listen to each other's sacred texts, and work toward justice and equality for all with civility and respect. Is this heaven? No, it is Iowa.

Islamophobia A Critical Topic At Muslim Convention

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming, attendees at North America's largest Muslim gathering next...

Jason Linkins

Looks Like We're Not Yet Done With The 'Anthony Weiner Was A Secret Muslim' Rumors | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Just over a week ago, we brought you word of an insanely paranoid screed published in "The Communities at the Washington Times" (a distinction that bo...