Monday, January 18, 2021   

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Column: Use ‘terrorist’ label carefully
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Real-life scenario No. 1: A man with a weapon strides into a military medical office in Texas and opens fire, killing 13 people and wounding 29 before he is stopped and taken into custody. In the ensuing news media coverage and public discussion, the incident is widely viewed as an act of terrorism.




What if Jared Loughner were a Muslim?
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Shortly afterward, the media reported that a 22-year-old male had been arrested in the shooting. His name had not yet been released. I believe your reaction to that piece of news depended greatly on your status in American society — namely, whether you’re a Muslim.




Chip Berlet: Fanatics Defame Murdered U.S. Soldiers
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A small group of fanatics plan to hijack a memorial event on Sunday ostensibly dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died in an attack last year at Fort Hood, Texas. The event will feature speakers with a long history of vicious anti-Islamic bigotry and rhetoric that targets not the actions of terrorists but rather condemns the religion of Islam itself.




Qasim Rashid: Muslim American Loyalty — 1 Year After Fort Hood
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This was the question a non-Muslim friend asked in an email. The question seemed timely as November 5th marks the one year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting — an attack perpetrated by an American who was also Muslim. The answer, while simple, requires some context.