Tuesday, July 7, 2020   

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Loving and Hating Pope Francis
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Pop Francis is winning high praise from many Muslims these days: Muslim leader says Pope Francis ‘resonates with the Muslim world’. The president of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland offered high praise for Pope Francis, saying the Catholic leader “resonates with the Muslim world,” much like the saint from whom he takes his name.




What Catholics can learn from the Quran
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This year during Ramadan — the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims believe the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad — I was in solidarity with my Muslim sisters and brothers throughout the world by reading the Quran.




The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims (Satire)
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The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims is social commentary through satire on the gross, yet common misconceptions perpetuated about Muslim people. Cutaways to competing facts are provided to help fight ignorance and intolerance.




The Lies of Islamophobia
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The Muslims were bloodthirsty and treacherous. They conducted a sneak attack against the French army and slaughtered every single soldier, 20,000 in all. More than 1,000 years ago, in the mountain passes of Spain, the Muslim horde cut down the finest soldiers in Charlemagne’s command, including his brave nephew Roland.




Theresa McCune: You Can’t Handle The Truth
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I enjoy meeting new people and am always open to conversation. I have even made some good friends this way. However, if you aren’t prepared to hear the answers, then please hold your questions until after you’ve read at least some of the Quran and/or Hadith in your language.




Islamophobia and Homophobia
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As if we needed more evidence of America’s political polarization, last week Juan Williams gave the nation a Rorschach test. Williams said he gets scared when people in “Muslim garb” board a plane he’s on, and he promptly got (a) fired by NPR and (b) rewarded by Fox News with a big contract.




Jehan S. Harney: Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia
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In her recent interview with the Mesquite Local News, the Republican candidate said: “Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas are on American soil, and under Constitutional law, not Sharia law.




Cole takes Palin to task on loony comments about Shariah
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Juan Cole, professor at the University of Michigan, rips into Sarah Palin’s comments about Islamic law taking over America as well as her comments on Iran. It seems like Palin has been reading Jihad Watch or Atlas Shrugs to educate herself on Islamic Law.




When America feared and reviled Catholics
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The mind-set is all too familiar: A radical religious group, lurking inside the country, owing loyalty to a foreign power, threatens America. No one denies that its members have a right to worship as they please, but good Americans, patriots, feel compelled to call for curbs against the menace they present.




When Catholics were Muslims in America
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The church’s synod on the Middle East and the continuing controversy over a proposed Muslim center at Ground Zero have sparked several comparative looks at the treatment Catholics received when they first began to assert themselves in the United States.