Saturday, December 15, 2018   

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Swiss court: No minaret in Langenthal
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

An Islamic cultural center in the canton of Bern cannot build a minaret, despite having received permission to do so before the controversial ban on minarets.




Truth has limited effect in countering rumours about Park51, study finds
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Evidence is no match against the belief in false rumors concerning the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, a new study finds.




Adam Chandler: Prominent Park51 Opponent: Stop Anti-Muslim Bigotry
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In a benumbing turn of events, Abe Foxman, chief of the influential Anti-Defamation League and opponent of Park51 — the so-called Ground Zero Mosque — gave a speech this week decrying the rising culture of anti-Islam bigotry.




When America feared and reviled Catholics
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The mind-set is all too familiar: A radical religious group, lurking inside the country, owing loyalty to a foreign power, threatens America. No one denies that its members have a right to worship as they please, but good Americans, patriots, feel compelled to call for curbs against the menace they present.




Poll: More Republicans Support Strip Club Over Mosque Near Ground Zero
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Just four percent of Republican respondents said they support building a mosque two blocks from the site, whereas 21 percent said they would be fine with a strip club. Forty-nine percent of Democrats said they supported the mosque and 33 for the strip club.




Church Pastor Hears Echoes in Muslim Center Uproar
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Many New Yorkers were suspicious of the newcomers’ plans to build a house of worship in Manhattan. Some feared the project was being underwritten by foreigners. Others said the strangers’ beliefs were incompatible with democratic principles.




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.




Eric Allen Bell: Anti-Mosque Protester Calls Police on Film Maker [Video]
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Kevin Fisher has been a staunch and vocal opponent to the planned Murfreesboro, Tennessee Islamic Cultural Center. In this video he responds quite strangely to a normal greeting from documentary film maker, Eric Allen Bell.




Mistrust and the Mosque
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Asked whether they thought Muslim-Americans were “more sympathetic to terrorists” than other citizens, 33 percent said yes, a discouraging figure, roughly consistent with polls taken since Sept. 11, 2001. Thirty-one percent said they didn’t know any Muslims; 39 percent said they knew Muslims but not as close friends.




New York Neighbors for American Values – coalition formed to back Park51
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“We were not attacked by the Muslim world,” said Donna O’Connor, spokeswoman for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, whose pregnant daughter was killed in the World Trade Center attacks. “We 100 percent fully support the Islamic cultural center in New York City.”