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Anti-Defamation League exploits fear of Muslims to undermine anti-gay bill
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by Alex Kane, Mondoweiss

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) can’t quit pushing anti-Muslim bigotry. The latest instance emerged in a peculiar fashion: in opposition to an anti-gay bill in Arizona pushed by religious conservatives.




Rumsfeld: “I can’t tell” if Obama has switched sides in “War on Terror”
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Rumsfeld was invited to speak at an event hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. David Horowitz of course is the kooky, conspiracy theorist, racist, anti-Muslim bigot who uses money from wealthy donors to perpetuate the Islamophobia network.




Wilfredo Amr Ruiz: ‘We Are Not at War With Islam’
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Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have persistently affirmed: “We are not at war with Islam,” trying to assure 1.7 billion Muslims that the military actions of the so-called “war against terrorism” do not constitute belligerence against Islam or Muslims.




Singling Out Islam: Newt Gingrich’s Pandering Attacks
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It’s interesting to observe what qualifies as beyond the pale in American politics. For bigoted newsletters written two decades ago, Ron Paul is deemed by many to be disqualified from the presidency. I don’t fault anyone for criticizing those newsletters.




‘There’s no them and us – it’s just us’: Obama honors Muslim 9/11 victims at White House Ramadan dinner
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Tears flowed as U.S. President Barack hosted the traditional Ramadan dinner at the White House, only one month shy of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.




Want to Sue the FBI for Spying on Your Mosque? Sorry, That’s Secret.
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For years, Democrats, including then-Sen. Barack Obama, accused the Bush administration of overusing of the privilege, which allows the government to quash cases that involve national security before a court even hears evidence.




Islamophobia After 9/11: Enough, Already!
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You know how on Facebook, you sometimes overhear other people’s conversations that you wish you hadn’t? Well, this one came up on my Facebook news feed because one of my friends (the last and only sane individual in this conversation) left a comment.




Tad Stahnke: A Time for Tolerance: Pushing Back on Hate-filled Rhetoric Around the “Ground Zero Mosque”
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I have spent my career fighting for religious freedom and combating discrimination at home and abroad, first at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and now at Human Rights First.




Through Islamic Center Debate, World Sees U.S.
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A Muslim at a Rome mosque. Referring to one long-delayed project, another Muslim said, “At least in America, there’s a debate.” For more than two decades, Abdelhamid Shaari has been lobbying a succession of governments in Milan for permission to build a mosque for his congregants — any mosque at all, in any location.




Our Mosque Madness
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So when he flops around on things like “don’t ask, don’t tell” or shrinks back from one of his deepest beliefs about the freedom of religion anywhere and everywhere in America, it’s not pretty. Even worse, this is the man who staked his historical reputation on a new and friendlier engagement with the Muslim world. The man who extended his hand to Tehran has withdrawn his hand from Park Place.