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Krystina Friedlander: A Look Back at Media Coverage of Islam and Islamic Law in 2012
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This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages — and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages — were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.




Norway: Roses, Not Protest
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(Via Loonwatch.com)

A positive, creative response to the “Innocence of Muslims” film controversy. (H/T: Syed, who asks: “Now I wonder why this isn’t featured on the frontpage of some magazine?”)




Fox News Host Wants Federal Investigation into ‘South Park’ for Blasphemy (RightWingWatch)
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Fox News’s Todd Starnes is sick and tired of ‘South Park’ and Hollywood getting a free pass. The Fox News commentator participated in the Values Voter Summit panel on “Religious Hostility in America” over the weekend.




Craig Considine: One Film 9/11 can make a difference
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The anti-Islamic propaganda film Innocence of Muslims exacerbated the stereotypes and animosities between Americans and Muslims worldwide. The anti-American protests that have swept across the world have proven that for better or worse, one film can make a difference.




My Take: It’s time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose
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I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon of American Islamophobia, for which large sectors of evangelical Christianity in America serve as a greenhouse.




Actress Cindy Lee Garcia sues over Innocence of Muslims
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A US actress who appeared in an amateur anti-Islam video that sparked protests across the Muslim world is suing the film’s suspected director. Cindy Lee Garcia accused Nakoula Basseley Nakoula of duping her into a “hateful” film that she was led to believe was a desert adventure movie.




The truth about Muhammad and Aisha
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by Myriam Francois-Cerrah, guardian.co.uk,

‘The Qur’an says that marriage is valid only between consenting adults, and that a woman has the right to choose her own spouse.’




Pamela Geller Spreads Loon Hoax: “Nigerian Muslims Crucify Cat Over Muhammad Film”
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Pamela Geller, premiere anti-Muslim loon hoax perpetrator loves creating fictional stories and passing them off as real news. She has a particular penchant for fabricating stories about Nigerian Muslims, in her racist eyes all Africans look the same.




Wingnut Bloggers Claimed Photos Showed ‘Muslims Dragging Stevens’ – Actually Showed Libyan Rescuers
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New reports from Libya confirm that the Libyan citizens the right wing blogosphere claimed were “dragging Ambassador Stevens’ body through the streets like Somalia” were actually trying to save his life: Video Appears to Show Libyans Retrieving Envoy’s Body.




EDL to screen anti-Islam film in East London
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by Sunny Hundal

The English Defence League are planning to screen the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film trailer in East London next month.