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'We' Are What We Believe

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Since the US is religiously the most diverse nation in the world, it is crucial that we educate ourselves about different religions. It is like being multilingual: When you are multilingual you can connect with more people.

Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign Hits D.C.

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

A new ad campaign hit Washington D.C. on Monday with a strong anti-Muslim message. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), spearheaded by P...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on Free Speech, Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Under California's Three Strikes law, petty thieves and shoplifters don't get a strike against them and aren't charged for life; but it wasn't always like this. Before, it was the opposite.

Hate Group Leader Cited By Terrorist to Headline Catholic Homeschool Conference

Nathan Lean | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Robert Spencer's scheduled appearance casts a negative light on what should be a positive event. Is this the type of person with whom the Kolbe Academy and Catholic homeschoolers in California want to be associated?

Pamela Geller: Most Unwanted

Gareth_Price | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Gareth_Price

A free exchange of opinions is necessary, as is the stipulation that those opinions will (and should) differ. In liberal democracies, however, political discourse should also contain the core principle of fairness, and that involves the abjuration of violence.

Crowdfunding Hate: Indiegogo Profits From Anti-Muslim Campaign

Nathan Lean | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Among those partaking in Indiegogo's services is the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. They are using the platform to raise money for another batch of anti-Muslim ads.

Conservative Activist Lashes Out At 'Bullying & Threats' After Big Hit

Patch | Rich Jacques | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Great Neck Synagogue has cancelled a planned talk Sunday by activist Pamela Geller, Geller announced Wednesday. ...

Muslims Redefining Community

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Often, when Muslims in the U.S. reference "the community," they are alluding to fellow co-religionists. Perhaps there is a silver lining to the anti-Muslim hate ads: an opportunity to redefine the traditional parameters of that reference to encompass so many more.

PHOTOS: 'Islamic Apartheid' Ads Coming To NY

Posted 03.29.2013 | New York

The American Freedom Defense Initiative, the same group that brought you subway ads equating Muslims to savages, is hoping to install yet another roun...

Aaron Sankin

SHOCK: Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Ads Coming To Muni

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.21.2013 | San Francisco

Over the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields--the...

The New March Madness: CPAC's Guest List

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

In many ways, CPAC is caught in exactly the same bind as the Republican Party. The party's leaders know that to survive in the long term it must moderate its positions and expand its base. But they're still in the grips of an extremist fringe that just won't let that happen.

Principle vs. Privilege Of Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Opponents of Islam claim it denies freedom of speech and censors those who insult Islam. This is factually incorrect. After all, the Prophet Muhammad called differences of opinion a blessing in society and never sought to censor or threaten those who verbally attacked him.

Will Wrigley

She Won't Leave D.C. Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ready for the next round of jihad-related Metro ads? The ongoing saga over anti-Islamic advertisements in the district will soon open...

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...

Remember Dr. King's Dream By Supporting American Muslims

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

We must say a collective "no" to the shameful campaign to stigmatize and scapegoat our fellow Americans of the Muslim faith. By taking that stand, we re-affirm the credo of our nation's founders -- that all Americans are equal and are worthy of being be treated with respect.

WATCH: Fighting NYC's Anti-Muslim Ads

Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

There's a new campaign to fight back against a series of anti-Muslim subway ads in New York City. Akiva Freidlin has launched a project, currentl...

Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago

A 23-year-old Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly made a bomb threat while aboard a CTA bus during the Monday rush hour. According to the C...

PHOTO: More Anti-Muslim Ads Go Up In Subways

AP | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The group that equated Muslim radicals with savages in advertisements last year has put up another set of provocative ads in dozens of New...

Ads Aim To Reclaim The Meaning Of 'Jihad'

USA Today/Religion News Service | Doug Stanglin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By Doug Stanglin USA Today/Religion News Service (RNS) An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the...

Aaron Sankin

Why Are SF Buses Advertising Jihad?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2013 | San Francisco

For the second time in recent months, billboards on side of San Francisco's fleet of buses have become the front lines in a fight over the place of Is...

Who Are You Calling A Jihadist?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Jihad, Jihadi, jihadist, even -- most ridiculous of all -- counter-jihadist. These labels are used by laypeople and journalists alike, often using jihad as a synonym for "any violence undertaken by Muslims." So what does jihad really mean?

What Pamela Geller Can Teach Us On Christmas

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Each of us can decide whether we will feed conflict or feed peace. As Americans, we can play the role of bridge-builder, innovator, bringing together parties in conflict -- to listen to the pain and grief that are embedded in stories currently in circulation.

PHOTOS: 'My Jihad' Bus Ads Debut In Chicago

Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago

A new ad campaign debuted this week in Chicago that's sure to turn some heads. On Monday, 25 CTA buses began sporting ads from "My Jihad," a new ed...

PHOTO: NYC's Next Anti-Islam Subway Ad

Posted 12.14.2012 | New York

New York City's resident Islamophobe is back with yet another anti-Islam subway ad. Pamela Geller's latest features a photo of the World Trade Center ...

On the Savage Ad and Western Values

Sara Khorshid | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Sara Khorshid

One of the classic questions that I often encounter as a Muslim and Egyptian is whether my religion is "compatible" with democracy and human rights.