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ADL's Ground Zero Mosque Opposition Prompts Pushback | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, the entire brain-enabled world was dumbfounded when the Anti-Defamation League, breaking with its stated traditions of being against defama...

The Mosque at Ground Zero

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Abraham H. Foxman

To make the Ground Zero mosque a test of whether one supports religious freedom or is stereotyping Muslims is to engage in demagoguery. The ADL's position has been deeply misunderstood and mischaracterized.

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

Why We Should Welcome More Mosques in America

Kari Ansari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

We ought to welcome the growth of Islam in America for one reason: Muslims in America are fast becoming the model of intelligent and progressive Islam for the entire Muslim world.

Opponents of Mosque Using Fear to Divide

Ben Leming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Leming

As a Marine that has deployed through out the Middle East, I have worked, trained, and broken bread with Muslims. I can't stand by while they're accused of being guilty by association of one's religion and therefore discriminated against.

The Battle of the Sexes in US Mosques

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jehan S. Harney

Mosque pray-ins are springing up across the U.S. They're orchestrated by a group of Muslim women wanting to end gender segregation in nearly two-thirds of American mosques.

Staten Island Mosque: Can We Have a Real Exchange This Time?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

There is an old adage in combat which teaches that the longer one engages an enemy, the more alike the two sides become. While it may not always be true, it seems to be the case here.

'Mosques' Used For Target Practice, Claims British Muslim Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British Ministry of Defense has apologized after a Muslim group complained that structures used on a firing range closely resembled Islamic mosque...

In US, Muslim Women Challenge Mosque Separation

Yahoo! News | AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A group of Muslim women risked arrest as they sought to pray in the main area of the Islamic Center of Washington -- an area ordinarily reserved exclusively for men.

US Muslims Debate Choice Of Arabic, English In Sermons

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sana Rahim was born in the cowboy country of southeastern Wyoming, to Pakistani parents who had emigrated so her father could earn a doctorate. She s...

Turkey Coup Plot: 50 Commanders Held

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Once they were untouchable. Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking ba...

Piaget Building Examined By Feds: Links Between Iran, Skyscraper Suspected

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Despite being known to some as the Piaget Building, luxury Swiss jeweler Piaget wrote in a statement that "the company does not own the buildi...

Minaret Ban: Swiss Ban mosque minarets in surprise vote

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a ...

Minaret Ban In Switzerland Set For A Vote

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The campaign posters are inflammatory: Minarets rising like missiles from the national flag. A proposal championed by right-wing parti...

Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Switzerland's Muslims can remain silent and continue to be marginalized or they can involve themselves in government policy and the media to shape their future.

Muslim Day of Prayer Expected to Draw Some Unwanted Attention

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sabria Jawhar

It's a wonderful thing to see Muslims wear their patriotism on their sleeve and demonstrate the deep love for their country. But the event also is turning into a religious war spurred by fringe groups.

Religion and Region

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

A trip to a mosque in Harlem and a church in the Bronx: there are no easy answers in religion, especially when mixed with nationhood.

Xinjiang Mosques Reopen For Friday Prayers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

URUMQI, China (AP) - Mosques opened for worshippers in Urumqi on Friday, but shops nearby were forced to shut as security forces kept a tight grip on ...

Evil Among Us

Brittany Huckabee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brittany Huckabee

Ultimately, I don't believe the sermons given at the mosque in Morgantown represent anything more or less dangerous than those I heard in my church. They reflect the universal fare of conservative religion.

Will Friday Sermons Condemn Jihadist Plot to Blow Up New York Synagogues?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When Obama expands the limits of dialogue, the first red line he must draw is against the poison of state-sanctioned bigotry that is spawning not only hatred but criminal violence.

Terrorists, Pirates and Anarchy, Somalia Style

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Somalia has become the poster child for transnational threats emanating from Africa.

Mosques, Moolah, and the Importance of Tradition

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

El-Wakil is considered one of the most prominent proponents of contemporary Islamic architecture, making him a stimulating choice for the Driehaus Prize, which has thus far gone only to Western architects.

Eric Holder Must End FBI's Abuses Against American Muslims

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

The planting of spies in mosques is just the latest in the FBI's long list of actions that have angered both civil libertarians and members of the American Muslim community.

Bangladesh Arms Cache Raises 'Concern' In UK

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British body responsible for overseeing charities says that it is "seriously concerned" over alleged UK links to an arms haul in Bangladesh....

We are like a city on a hill

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This election will show the public's choice, its mandate for the type of leader it wants to deal with complex issues, like why people use terrorism as a tactic to dialogue with those in power.