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Shoebat: America Embracing ‘The Spirit Of Antichrist’ By Ensuring Rights For Gays, Muslims
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Walid Shoebat, one of the conservative media’s favorite anti-Muslim commentators, yesterday posted a six-part series arguing that Turkey will emerge during the End Times as an “Antichrist nation” and may soon invade Egypt.




Mehdi Hasan: As a Muslim, I Struggle With the Idea Of Homosexuality – But I Oppose Homophobia
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The Cambridge University theologian Dr Tim Winter, one of the UK’s leading Islamic scholars, apologised on 2 May after footage emerged showing him calling homosexuality the “ultimate inversion” and an “inexplicable aberration”.




Op-Ed: Taboo Words Serve An Important Purpose
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In an effort to be more precise, accurate and neutral, the Associated Press decided to remove several words, including “Islamophobia” and “homophobia”, from the 2013 edition of the AP Stylebook. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page calls the move “a linguistic blow for blandness.”




Gaffney upset Jews, Gays, Feminists aren’t anti-muslim
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by Brian Tashman (RightWingWatch)

Yesterday on Secure Freedom Radio, Frank Gaffney hosted the vociferously anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-Obama Rabbi Aryeh Spero to discuss his new book, “Push Back: Reclaiming the American Judeo-Christian Spirit.”




Laila Lalami: Islamophobia and its Discontents
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by Laila Lalami

Thirty years ago, no one outside the halls of academe had heard of Islamophobia. Yet today it is virtually impossible to open a newspaper without encountering either the term or an argument against its use.




Pamela Geller May Regret Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest of Bigotry
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Pamela Geller’s Islamophobia is clouding her judgement about how closely anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and all other forms of bigotry are linked. Encouraging and condoning bigotry towards any minority ultimately can come to hurt all minorities.




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.




David A. Love: Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam
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Diversity in the Tea Party? Now, that’s a contradiction in terms. FreedomWorks — a corporate lobbying group behind the Tea Party movement — has announced that it has launched an outreach effort to minority groups including African-Americans, Latinos and Jews




Leah Anthony Libresco: The Real Threat Posed by the Cordoba Mosque
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The Republican rhetoric on the Park51 mosque and community center seems to have settled into a steady chant of blame the victim. Now, Imam Rauf and the other backers of the center are being blamed for provoking the anti-Muslim backlash that is spreading across the country.




Daniel Cubias: There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?
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For the most part, I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I’ve gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I’ve never had cross-yard feuds or open hostility toward the people who live near me.