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Muslim Leaders: We Stand Against Terrorism
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

As the manhunt intensified in and around Boston, Muslim leaders convened a press conference Friday to denounce the attacks and to urge the media not to link their faith with violent extremism. ...

Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 12:16am | Type: Blog

In this video produced by the New York Times, we get to witness what I consider a momentary intervention of God’s spirit in a beautifully, creatively nonviolent way. Many will re ...

Jim Wallis Faces Off With The Woman Behind Anti-Muslim NYC Subway Signs
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Maybe you've heard the buzz...On Sunday, Sojourners' CEO Jim Wallis appeared on a news program to debate Pamela Geller of the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, who put up a ...

Bishops Blast Coptic Christians Behind Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

Coptic Christian leaders in the United States distanced themselves from an anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests in more than 24 countries, and denounced the Copts who reportedly produced and promoted the ...

Members of Destroyed Joplin Mosque Face Uncertain Future
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

There’s no timeline for construction yet, and no structural plans. The basic need is a worship space, but the old building also had areas for teaching and social activities. JOPL ...

The ‘Maverick’ Egyptian-American Copt Behind the Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

Florida Pastor Terry Jones ignited deadly riots by threatening to burn Qurans in 2010, and by torching the Islamic holy text last year. Recently, Jones said he would promote a crude film that portrays Islam’s ...

Muslims Brace For Tense Holiday
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Following attacks on seven U.S. mosques in the last two weeks, including three attacks last weekend, many Muslim Americans are approaching the end of Ramadan on Aug. 19 under a cloud of fear as Muslim groups t ...

Muslim Immigrants at Home Key to U.S. Image Abroad
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The opinions of Muslim immigrants and students like Jedeh are important because they shape how Muslims abroad see America, much more so than the mosques, media, and politicians in their countries, experts say. ...

An Open Letter to the People of Joplin
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Continue to share with one another the pain and sorrow, the joys and triumphs that bind us together in a common humanity. The first violence happened on May 22, 2011 when a torna ...

Joplin Mosque Destroyed in Blaze; Second Fire This Summer
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

A Joplin, Mo., mosque has again been the target of a "suspicious" fire, according to the Joplin Globe. The Islamic Society of Joplin reported on Monday the second fire this summer — this one engulfin ...

Pennsylvania Atheist Threatens to Desecrate Quran Over State Bill
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

The director of the Pennsylvania chapter of American Atheists says he will desecrate the Quran if the state House of Representatives doesn't drop a "Year of Religious Diversity" resolution. ...

Christians Need To Love their Muslim Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

By protecting the rights of American Muslims to worship in the United States, we provide a powerful witness to those countries where Christian minorities face attack and persecution. ...

Family Research Council Hires Controversial Former Army Officer, Jerry Boykin
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, to run its day-to-day operations. Boykin’s appointment as executive vice pr ...

Kansas Lawmakers Forget the Greatest Commandment
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

The Kansas legislature has irrationally concluded that Sharia law somehow threatens the state’s well-being and decisive action was needed. Recently, the Kansas’ legislature and go ...

Kansas Becomes 4th State to Ban Shariah Law
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Muslim civil rights groups are calling a new Kansas law that bans Shariah in state courtrooms an expression of Islamophobia that is vulnerable to a legal challenge. Muslim civil ...

LAPD Modifies Surveillance Program of Muslims
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

After lobbying from Muslim and Sikh leaders, the Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to modify its information-gathering program on suspicious activities after the New York Police Department came under fi ...

Pentagon Orders Review of Military Training on Islam
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is investigating whether military officials ignored complaints from senior officers about a course that was found to have inflammatory and inaccurate content about Islam. ...

Anders Behring Breivik and Muslim-Christian Relations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

When we look closely at our media in the west, at the social and political climate of our times, we have to acknowledge that we are actors in a society wrought with the same kind of fear and distrust for Musli ...

Women Wear Hijabs in Support of Slain Iraqi Woman
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Non-Muslim women are posting photos of themselves wearing a headscarf on Facebook Page “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,” in support of the slain mother of five. Jean Younis ...

Survey Finds Deep Mistrust for Muslims in Canada
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that 52 percent of Canadians feel Muslims can be trusted "a little" or "not trusted at all." The poll showed that 48 percent of respondents said Muslims can be trusted &quo ...

Never Again: Shaima Alawadi and Islamophobia in America
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

On Saturday, doctors took Shaima Alawadi, 32, an Iraqi mother of five, off life support, three days after her 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, found her brutally beaten and unconscious in the dining roo ...

FBI, Muslim Groups Report Progress in Training Materials
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

FBI officials say they are willing to consider a proposal from a coalition of Muslim and interfaith groups to establish a committee of experts to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training. The coali ...