Posts tagged "islamophobia"

America Has a Muslim Problem

Mary Slossen, a fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication Journalism blogs at their site, The Scoop, that recently proposed government hearings on the radicalization of American Muslim communities will only hinder the established cooperation these communities have with law enforcement groups, both local and federal.  In addition to needlessly singling out Muslim...

Whose Revolution Is It Anyway?

Slate gives us a don't-miss slideshow of Mubarak's biggest U.S. fans.  Gawker tallies up the conspiracy theories they're spinning.

Mubarak’s Reality: Baksheesh

Hosni Mubarak didn't contrive his I'm the preventer of chaos reality all alone.  The tyrannical dictator of Egypt, who today told ABC's Christiane Amanpour that he'd love to step down but can't, has for three decades been appreciated (both politically and financially) by the West for what he is not:  another critical voice...

Sharia Creeps

MoJo‘s Tim Murphy does the Shari’ah in America round-up so we don’t have to.

If It Looks Muslim…

A case of mistaken identity! An Arizona congregation of 800 has been saving for years to build a new house of worship. Now that the architectural structure is under way, they're under attack from local residents because, well, it's got a dome.  And domes are Muslim, right?  And Muslims are bad and dangerous,...

The Roots of Racism

Rachel Sladja at Talking Points Memo has a good piece up about the roots of all the recent Shar'iah-is-coming-for-your-freedom hysteria.  It's worth a read for the research TPM did to trace the anti-Muslim commentary in the media over the past decade.  But I can't help but wonder if Islam (and Shari'ah) doesn't just conveniently...

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...

Disguising Islamophobia

This photo was taken yesterday by Jeremy Walton, assistant professor at NYU's Religious Studies Program, in downtown Manhattan where various groups gathered to protest a proposed community center or to march in support of it.

Ground Zero and The Founders’ Civility

Akbar Ahmed is getting some praise for his piece at Salon that works to portray both Terry Jones and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as men "adding fuel to the fire," both exhibiting an insensitivity to a "civil" society that's decided to make them media headlines. Jones, you know by now, planned to burn...

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...

Apologizing in Advance

Yesterday several hundred Afghans gathered to protest the planned 9/11 burning of the "Koran" at Dove World Outreach Center in Florida. Reports Reuters:
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said the "United States government in no way condones such acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam, and is deeply concerned about deliberate attempts...