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Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

Mosque Sweet Home

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

I am happy to say that, of all the things (good or bad) our local mosque may represent to my neighbors, for me it means I'm almost home.

Saudi King Addresses Those Wild Park51 Rumors

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Saudi billionaire King Abdullah is not involved in a proposal to move the Park51 mosque and community center to Greenwich Village, ...

Last Minute Gifts to Six Groups in Need of Help This Christmas... A Letter From Santa

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Moore

These Santas will turn around and use your money to create gifts greater than anything I could ever make in my workshop.

Why is Saudi King Abdullah Looking Into St Vincent's?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There's a rather intriguing rumor making the rounds today, thanks to the New York Post and a lawyer close to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Dudley ...

Park51 Applies for $5M in 9/11 Recovery Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- The developers of the Park51 Islamic center are seeking federal post-9/11 recovery money to get their project off the ground. Park...

Threats and Rumors of Threat

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

We can be both tough on terrorism and still accept religious diversity.

Why I'm Honored to Be Named a Huffington Post Game Changer

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Leaving the world a better place than we found it by reversing the downward spiral hatred and ignorance for our children and our grandchildren is truly the "Game Changer" that we all need to strive for.

Prominent Park51 Opponent: Stop Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

With Park51 retreating under a cloud of Tea Party witchcraft and midterm election white noise, Foxman's crucial reaffirmation of the need for tolerance arrives at the exact moment when it is least needed.

Freedoms or Feelings?

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harris Zafar

So what will it be America? Do we protect our feelings or our freedoms? Let's choose one and be consistent.

At Home in Manhattan: Park51 as Global Architecture

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

2010-10-11-park51slim.jpgThe most recent conceptual images of Park51 compellingly show a building that, if built, could be positioned amongst some of the finest examples of global architecture.

Park51: $350M Lawsuit Nothing But 'Blind Bigotry'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former 9/11 responder Vincent Forras is suing the developers behind Park51 for $350 million, to compensate him for suffering Park51's 'psychological t...

EDL, Tea Party Forming 'Strong Links' In Anti-Islam Efforts

The Observer | Mark Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the Americ...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: More Republicans Support A Strip Club Over A Mosque Near Ground Zero | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling finds that more Republicans support constructing a strip club than a mosque nea...

Jason Linkins

Elie Wiesel, David Axelrod Will Totally Solve That Whole 'Ground Zero Mosque' Problem | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith has a story up today about a "public conversation" between David Axelrod and Elie Wiesel that took place Wednesday night at the 92nd Street ...

Elie Wiesel, David Axelrod Talk Fanaticism, Appear To Reach Agreement On Park51 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel sat down at the 92nd Street Y in New York City Wednesday night to tal...

Why The Mosque Melee Actually Signals A New Era Of Religious Tolerance

Jim Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Kenney

for those closest to the ongoing interreligious movement, tolerance just won't suffice. Real intercultural harmony demands exposure, as well as respect, mutuality, and, ultimately, engagement.

PHOTOS: Ground Zero Mosque Plans Unveiled

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP)-- Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a hone...

Amanda Terkel

Poll: North Carolina Voters Say No To Exploiting NYC Islamic Cultural Center In 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that candidates arguing over the proposed Islamic Cultural Center i...

Auschwitz And The Mosque Near Ground Zero: The Problems With This Analogy

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

If there is a lesson to be learned from John Paul's actions regarding the Carmelite convent at Aushwitz, it is exactly the opposite of what Cordoba House opponents are now claiming.

Digging Up Muslim Graves

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

I buried my father a few days ago in a Muslim cemetery outside of Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in the last few days of ...

Renee Ellmers, North Carolina Congressional Candidate, Defends Controversial Anti-Mosque Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Renee Ellmers, a Tea Party-backed congressional challenger to Rep. Bob Etheridge in North Carolina, spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday to defe...

PHOTOS: 30 Days In Muslim America

Boing Boing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Our Ramadan road trip this year drew much interest from big media, thanks to the "Ground Zero Mosque controversy" and Terry Jones' Quran-burning fiasc...

Imam Ordered To PAY For Security Officer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A judge says an imam who plans to build a mosque near ground zero must reimburse a New Jersey city that stationed a police o...

Renee Ellmers, GOP Congressional Candidate, Links Opponent To Park51 'Victory Mosque'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina GOP Congressional candidate Renee Ellmers has released a new attack ad against her opponent, Rep. Bob Etheridge, that attempts to link ...