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1 Year After Chapel Hill: It is Time for Vanderbilt to Address Islamophobia
Student, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is no stranger to individuals who make irresponsible statements about Islam. Last year, Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt professor, stated that, "Islam has a problem with the West. Islam will never understand the freedoms that we live and die to preserve."
Latest Disputes over Lessons on Islam Show Need to Better Inform Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer
Most states for more than a decade have required teaching about world religions since the 1990s and early 2000s.
Opponents Of Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Have Case Declined By U.S. Supreme Court
By Religion News Service, Religion News Service
“This is home now,” Sbenaty said. It was a difficult process, said Saleh Sbenaty, a college professor and longtime member
Muslim Student Journalist Noor Tagouri Shows The Best Way To Deal With Fear And Loathing In Tennessee
Zelenik, executive director at the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, personally attacked Tagouri several times on camera while
Muslim Journalist To Lou Ann Zelenik: My Mom Wants Her To Come For Dinner
Noor Tagouri, a journalism student at the University of Maryland, joins HuffPost Live to respond to the criticism she received from Lou Ann Zelenik
Overnight in Nashville
Joyce S. Dubensky
There were years when the Murfreesboro Islamic Center seemed like an unattainable vision, with vocal opposition, messages of pure hatred, arson and legal battles. But when I arrived with my colleagues, none of that was visible.
I'll See Your Cross and Raise You...?
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
What we have brewing in Murfressboro is a classic contest between two competing faiths. While many may find the crosses an affront to Islam, the fact is we may be in for a good ol' American advertising war.
Murfreesboro Mosque: On Ramadan Eve, Muslims Fight For The Right To Celebrate
Ashley E. McGuire
When the rights of one faith are abridged, the rights of all faiths are threatened. All faiths have the right to worship God in freedom and in peace, and with dignity.
Murfreesboro Mosque: Eric Allen Bell, Filmmaker Who Supported Mosque, Has Joined Anti-Islam Movement
By USA Today, USA Today
"Of course, Muslim Americans making up less than 1 percent of the total population in this country, the idea that 1 percent
A Tale of One Mosque and Two News Stories
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Director, Department of Multifaith Studies, Reconstructionist ...
This is the tale of one city, one Islamic Center and two news stories. One story put the town on the map. The second story garnered almost no national attention.
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Murfreesboro Mosque Controversy Sparks Islamophobia, Threats And Vandalism (VIDEO)
Mijares contacted corporate headquarters on May 24. The dealership makes independent decisions about advertising, but there
An Open Letter to Herman Cain
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy
President, Interfaith Alliance
Please, for the sake of our democracy and for the integrity of religion, I urge you to temper your rhetoric and to cease your attacks on Islam.
Herman Cain's Political Islamophobia
Religion Professor, Luther College
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.
Herman Cain: Americans Have The Right To Ban Mosques In Their Communities
"Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state," Cain said in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News
Islamophobia: Increasingly Ordinary and Therefore Most Terrible
Rabbi Joshua Stanton
Rabbi of East End Temple in Manhattan
Leo Tolstoy scathingly wrote of a protagonist whose life was "most ordinary and therefore most terrible." Such may also be said of the ruling put forth by Tennessee judge Robert Corlew.
GOP, Stirring a Lethal Brew
President, Arab American Institute; Author, "Arab Voices"
GOP 2012 presidential aspirants, courting their party's religious fundamentalist base are making truly outrageous comments about Islam and Muslims.
CNN Special: "Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door"
Television producer, author and journalist www.galexmedia.com
Provocative, engaging, and at times disturbing, the special is the kind of necessary television that continues to challenge us to examine who and what we are as a country.
CNN's "Unwelcome": A Welcome Examination of Intolerance in America
President, Arab American Institute; Author, "Arab Voices"
There was, from the beginning, a dualism that shaped our national character. We were, after all, a people who fought a revolution
Soledad O'Brien Looks At Islamophobia In New CNN Special, 'Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door' (VIDEO)
Watch two video clips: Watch a trailer of the special: The special, which airs on Sunday at 8 PM Eastern, focuses on one
Richard Land Dishonors the Baptist Tradition by Not Standing Up for Religious Minorities
If you live near a cemetery, that whirring sound you've been hearing all week probably owes to my Baptist forebears spinning in their graves.
Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Interfaith Coalition Supporting Mosques
By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has resigned from a new interfaith
Tenn. Judge Refuses To Block Mosque Construction
By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) A Tennessee judge on Wednesday (Nov. 17) declined to halt the construction of
Muslims and Intolerance
Retired lawyer and columnist for Huffington Post and other we...
It's the Muslims' fault. They're spoiling everything for the rest of us. That's because they are bringing out the worst in us, and it turns out there is a lot of worst for them to bring out.
Feds Tell Tenn. Officials To Protect Muslims' Building Rights
By Whitney Jones Religions News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Islam is a valid religion that is entitled to constitutional protection
The Tennessee Mosque and the Struggle for Religious Freedom
Social Entrepreneur | Interfaith Activist | Communicator
It turns out that many residents of Murfreesboro, including various religious leaders, joined together to demonstrate in support of the Islamic center. The media, unfortunately, failed to report this.
Ron Ramsey, Tenn. Lt. Gov: Islam May Not Be A Religion (VIDEO)
WATCH: Ron Ramsey explain why he is opposed to the Murfreesboro Islamic Center (question begins at the 3:08 mark): The Islamic
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