Wednesday, October 28, 2020   

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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?




Faith Inspires: Muslim Student Association At UNC Asheville
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When Amarra Ghani transferred to UNC-Asheville, there wasn’t exactly a vibrant Muslim community waiting with open arms. In fact, the Muslim student population was next to nonexistent. So in the fall of 2010 she decided to start a chapter. The first person to help her? Another new transfer, Maayan Schechter, who happens to be Jewish.




John L. Esposito: A Global War on Christians in the Muslim World?
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Religious minorities in the Muslim world today, constitutionally entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, increasingly fear the erosion of those rights — and with good reason.




Sonny Singh: We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond
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As a brown-skinned Sikh with a turban on my head and a long beard on my chin, I deal with my fair share of racist and xenophobic harassment regularly, including in my home of New York City, the most diverse city on the planet.




Dr. David Liepert: Time for a Little Honesty: Sometimes Muslims Burn Qurans
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Twenty years ago, back in the “good old days,” when Rambo still fought alongside the Mujahedeen in Hollywood and Osama bin Laden still worked in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of State, I discovered I had a problem.




Symi Rom-Rymer: Clergy Beyond Borders Embark on an Interfaith Caravan Trip
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An unusual vehicle is stuck in traffic on the highway from Nashville to Murfreesboro, T.N. It may look like an everyday passenger van but a glance inside tells a different story.




Engy Abdelkader: Islamophobic Bullying in Our Schools
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by Engy Abdelkader

“You boys were so much fun on the 8th grade trip! Thanks for not bombing anything while we were there!” read the yearbook inscription penned by the middle school teacher.




Daniel Tutt: Russell Simmons Pledges Support for American Muslims (VIDEO)
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With the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 less than a month away, Simmons has again pledged his support for the American Muslim community. This time he has created a video that calls upon Americans to support the new online campaign, “My Fellow American.”




Combating Religious Intolerance When Freedom of Speech Enables Hate Speech
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Religious pluralism, versus the defamation of religion and freedom of speech have become an increasing source of conflict in international politics and interreligious relations. Preachers of hate and activists in America, Europe, and many Muslim countries are engaged in a culture war.




Faith Shared in Iowa: Finding Our Commonalities and Respecting Our Differences
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As we approach the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, we all can recall where we were and what we were doing that horrific day. American Muslims with their fellow citizens stood united in grief and resolve.