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Article Archive for July 2013

Afghanistan’s College Students Are Just Like Ours: Dumb and Angry
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Today his article in the Gawker inspired comments that ranged from thoughtful to outright hateful, with some clearly suggesting that Islam discourages education for women–a misconception that has been widely reinforced by the media blitz surrounding the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.

Poison by PowerPoint: Reading between the lines of Islamophobic emails
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The hateful emails that circulate about Muslims should be renamed ‘I’m frightened. Can we talk?’ since they stem from the universal pain and anxiety that arises from fear and uncertainty.

Rami Nashashibi: Iftar at the White House- Navigating Power, Privilege & Justice in Ramadan
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Last week, I was among several dozen Muslims who attended an iftar at the White House with President Obama. This has now become an annual tradition where the President extends greetings to the Muslim community and occasionally chooses to speak to other relevant issues.

Murfreesboro mosque leader says enough’s enough
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MURFREESBORO — An Islamic Center of Murfreesboro leader Tuesday questioned why plaintiffs opposed to government approval of mosque construction continue to appeal their case.

Dr. Oz Thinks Anti-Muslims Sugar-Daddy Sheldon Adelson is “Not So Bad”
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An increasing number of individuals have lent their support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, including icons such as the physicist Stephen Hawking. The growing strength of the BDS campaign highlights the controversial nature of visiting Israel as it continues to brutally violate human rights through its occupation of Palestine.

Robert Spencer: “I have exactly the same credentials as [Reza] Aslan”; Oh, Really?
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Fox News and its right-wing supporters were cast into shame after Fox News’s interview with Reza Aslan went viral on the internet. Embarrassed and reeling from this intellectual beat-down by Reza Aslan, the right-wing responded by questioning Aslan’s credentials.

Anti-Muslim violence: A wakeup call for European governments
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A police check of a Muslim woman wearing the full-face veil recently sparked riots in a Paris suburb, and has reignited a debate about the controversial ban of full-face veils in public spaces from 2011.

The J Word: Jihad, Between Hype and Reality
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The book focuses on refuting the fundamental premise of Islamophobia–that Islam is somehow the most violent religion on earth. Sadly, more white Americans than not believe this to be true, which is why it’s extremely important that a book of this type is written.

Raw Pork Was Thrown Into The Mahiyangana Mosque
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Colombo Telegraph

As crimes continue with impunity, attacks against mosques around the country have become more obscene and portentously fatal.

Fox Panel Unearths ‘Real’ Anthony Weiner Story: A Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy
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A Fox News panel on Friday managed to expose the real story that the rest of the media has managed to miss in the New York City mayoral race: the deep Muslim Brotherhood ties that Huma Abedin supposedly possesses.