Posts tagged "intolerance"

Two Sides to Prejudice?

Last Wednesday the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a weeks-old video of an incident that took place outside a fundraiser held in Yorba Linda, California.  Muslim families who gathered to raise money for the poor, including a women's shelter, were harassed and taunted by protesters.  The graphic and hate-filled nature of the protesters'...

Shari’ah: The New Communism

An "expose" on how Shari'ah is threatening America is now out from The Center for Security Policy, a neocon think tank founded by in 1988 by one of Reagan's Defense team, Frank Gaffney, Jr.  Gaffney's hard to take seriously, particularly when he pens stuff like, "Will Obama Enforce Sharia Blasphemy Laws," (CSP site,...

Why Don’t We Hear More from the Religious Left?

By Daniel Schultz It's a question I get asked a lot, and am sure to be asked more, now that The Book (Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century), is out. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. In fact, there isn’t even one answer. Instead, many...

The Perversion of the Shari’ah and
the Limits of Tolerance

By Tariq al-Jamil

This article is part of an ongoing series that examines what Shari'ah is, how the media often get it wrong, and how it’s being used to create fear of Islam and Muslims and to justify continued military defense of “American values.”

There are multiple levels of historical misinformation that fuel the manifold...

Florida Mosque Firebombed

Yesterday a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida, was firebombed but the culprits were caught on tape. The videos are posted at the Florida Times-Union. The bomb was exploded against the back wall of the mosque and while no one was hurt, minor damage was done to the structure. Today an interfaith group...

Something Stinks

Johnny Hart, creator of the popular “B.C.” comic strip, stands accused of “secret jihad” by several fellow cartoonists. Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post offers up a “he said/she said” report on the controversy surrounding Hart’s recent strip. It depicts a caveman entering an outhouse some say is meant to represent Islam, prompting a word balloon asking, “Is it...

Who’s Being Spooky?

Last Spring, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti gave Voodoo official recognition, most notably legalizing Voodoo marriages. Now, reports Christianity Today, “Christians” fear a national “pact with the Devil” in the island nation. This is surprising news — not the pact, but the fact that Christianity Today, a smart glossy that represents the mainstream conservative evangelical view with panache, would...