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Craig Considine: George Washington Was a Friend of Muslims
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George Washington’s birthday, celebrated annually on Febr. 22nd, is an opportunity to reflect upon his exemplary character and the example he set for future generations of Americans.

Nathan Lean: Wall Street Journal Denies Existence of Islamophobia
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Unless you’ve been asleep for the past 10 years (or write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal), you may have noticed that anti-Muslim sentiment in the past decade has recently spilled out into some of this country’s nastiest displays of hate.

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.

David Briggs: Is It Time to Reconsider the Term Islamist?
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Motivated by her faith, she was a powerful advocate for radical political and social change. Upon meeting her, President Abraham Lincoln reportedly said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.”

Was Harriet Beecher Stowe a Christianist?

Rabia Chaudry: Why Islamophobia Must Fail – The Case of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the latest victim of an intricate web of half-truths and outright lies woven for political profit and as part of a broad, well funded, Islamophobia network.

Rami Nashashibi: Ramadan and the Riots: A Spiritual Agitation
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“London neighborhoods on fire!” I was beginning to process the story as I turned into my block a little past midnight, when I was abruptly interrupted by a young man who jumped off his stoop and ran up to my […]

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD: The Psychology of Religion: Why Are Some of Us Attracted to It?
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The psychology of religion is a much needed area of research and study. Why? And if we need it, why do some feel anxiously attached to it while others completely detach and avoid it?

Rob Asghar: Mission Nearly Accomplished: 5 Steps to Re-Launching the Crusades
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Will America remain a global leader while huge numbers of Chinese and Indians work harder for less money? Will we pass along a bankrupt nation to our children?

Joshua Treviño: Why the President’s Partisans Talk Down Islam
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Among the more pernicious rumors swirling about Obama are those dealing with his Muslim connections. Or so we’re told: the persons who denounce — and not coincidentally promulgate — these rumors are generally the same ones who loudly assert that there is nothing wrong whatsoever with Muslim connections per se.