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Spencer Complains About Story Linking him to “Ground Zero” Mosque
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Spencer-hypocrisy continues, this time the police-blotter, faux scholar had his paper thin sensitivity hurt when a story came out highlighting the Park51 Syndrome that exists in the United States.




Poll: North Carolina Voters Say No To Exploiting NYC Islamic Cultural Center In 2010 Elections
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A new survey from the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that candidates arguing over the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan has left a bad taste in North Carolina’s voters’ mouths.




M. Cherif Bassiouni: GR White Paper: Islamophobia and the New York Mosque Controversy
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Referring to the proposed Muslim Community Center in lower Manhattan as the “Ground Zero Mosque” has inflammatory and misleading implications.




Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.: Remembering the Sacred Acts of 9/12/01
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In attacking Park51, the Cordoba Initiative’s Islamic cultural center, the Geller-Palin-Gingrich-Beck-FOX syndicate has suddenly hallowed an old Burlington Coat Factory that lies two blocks from Ground Zero.




Fighting Islamophobia: Come, Let Us Reason Together
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(RNS) Tolerance is one of the hallmarks of democracy, particularly American democracy. In recent months we’ve witnessed numerous examples of misunderstandings, intolerance and ignorance. The ugliness has challenged our views on religious freedom and harmed interfaith relations.




Eboo Patel: America’s Promise Is Meant For Everyone
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Oh yeah, that last one is still happening. But one day, I promise you, we will be as ashamed of the way American Muslims are viewed and treated in 2010 as we are of Japanese internment and Jim Crow. America’s promise is meant for everyone or we are not America.




Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.: Islamophobia and Religious Pluralism: America’s Real History
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Ugliness abounds. It is to be somewhat expected given these trying times. Americans are struggling, and those struggles have added a sense of edginess to our public life. It doesn’t feel like politics as usual.




Jason Derr: Beyond the Scapegoating of Islam: Returning to the American Dream
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Several years ago I moved away from the USA to pursue a graduate education in theology at the Vancouver School of Theology. That short hop over the border is a much bigger ideological jump than one might think. Somewhere along the 49th parallel perspectives shift, change and migrate.




Ahmed Rehab: Tea Party Reveals Real Reason Behind Mosque Opposition Frenzy
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Leaders of astroturf groups opposing the Not-At-Ground-Zero-Muslim-Center can’t seem to decide on an argument. They have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at us in the way of fabricated reasons.




Clay Farris Naff: For the Hate-Filled Right, Muslims Are the New ‘Japs’
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In the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor, a rumor swept through Ventura, on the California coast, that the Japanese were lurking in submarines just off the shoreline. As my mother Joan, who was just a girl at the time, recalls, “The stories spread from mouth to mouth.