Thursday, December 12, 2019   

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Book Review: Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
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Maria Rosa Menocal published this gem of a book just before the events of September 11th, 2001, when a cadre of young Arab Muslim men driven by the politics of occupation, empire and rage combined their grievances with a religio-ideological veneer and flew out of a clear blue sky into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.




Imam Behind Islamic Center Plans U.S. Tour
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The controversy over plans to build an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan subsided in November, almost abruptly, with the end of an election season that amplified its most emotional underlying issues.




The Gift of Reconciliation
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As the ocean liner steamed in from the open sea and approached the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the boy worried that the ship’s superstructure would not clear. ‘‘It was a cold, sunny winter day, Wednesday, the 22nd of December, 1965,’’ he said. ‘‘There are certain dates etched in your memory.’’




Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie: Auschwitz and the Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Jewish Americans have generally been more supportive of the Cordoba House project than other Americans. Jews have been denied religious freedom and been the victims of religious discrimination so frequently that their natural sympathies lie with others who now confront these burdens.




Beckel and Rehab Rip Geller a New One
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Bob Beckel and Ahmed Rehab were on Fox Business News’ program Money Rocks with Eric Bolling alongside right-wingers Pamela Geller, David Webb and Fox host Bill Hemmer. It was an interesting program and I am baffled as to why Pamela brought it to our attention by posting it because she got absolutely butchered and exposed!




Money Rocks “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate Devolves Into Finger-Pointing, Insults
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The calendar may say the summer’s over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all try to hold on to those lovely warm months.




Forward.com: Zionist Groups Stoke Fear of Islam for Political Profit
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After we published our article on The Connection Between Zionism and Organized Islamophobia — The Facts, we had some knee jerk responses by people who obviously hadn’t read the article claiming that we were dabbling in anti-Semitism.




Behind the Mosque in an Islamic Center, an Imam and a Developer
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When asked why they resist moving the center to defuse critics who call its location near ground zero insensitive, for example, Mr. Abdul Rauf said that a move would anger Muslims overseas and endanger American troops.




Talking Compromise, Imam Is Provocative, Too
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The imam working on the planned Muslim community center near ground zero said Monday he was open to all options to resolve the fierce dispute surrounding it, while possibly provoking the project’s opponents by declaring that the site, two blocks from the former World Trade Center, was not “hallowed ground.”




TNR’s Marty Peretz Attempts ‘Apology’ For Column Bashing American Muslims
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It seems that Kristof’s takedown did what many, many other entrees in the world of Peretz criticism could not — it hit close to home. And today, Peretz offers up what purports to be an “apology.”