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Youcef Nadarkhani: Christian Pastor Sentenced to Death for His Apostasy from Islam

If normative Islam is, indeed, a religion of tolerance and peace, I would like to hear from American and other Muslims on a recent death sentence handed down, by an Iranian court, on a Christian pastor who refuses to recant his … Continue reading

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An Agnostic Interviews a Muslim Imam

Below is the opening clip of me, Santi Tafarella, starting an interview with American imam Kamal al Khatib at the mosque that he heads in Palmdale, Ca. (October 6th, 2010). We’re outside, facing West in the late afternoon, standing before the door in which … Continue reading

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Incidents of non-Muslim Americans Harrassing Muslim Americans in the Workplace are on the Rise

Incidents of non-Muslim Americans harrassing Muslim Americans in the workplace are climbing, and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been having to step in with lawsuits. This today in the New York Times: Last month, the commission sued JBS … Continue reading

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An American Muslim Walks into a Bakery . . .

How do people respond when an American Muslim is denied service in a bakery? ABC News did a little experiment:

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The Ground Zero Mosque: Jason Rosenhouse on Muslim American Collective Guilt for 9-11

At EvolutionBlog, Jason Rosenhouse weighs in on the proposed mosque at ground zero: The notion that somehow there is a radius around Ground Zero that is now a Muslim-free zone is obscene and bigoted. This isn’t even an issue of … Continue reading

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Muslim Americans and the Ground Zero Mosque: Countering Stereotypes

This recently at the American Prospect website: A 2007 Pew Study on Muslim Americans found “them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the … Continue reading

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9-11 Collective Guilt Watch: Muslim American NYC Cab Driver Stabbed for Being Muslim

This today at TPM: According to Detective Marc Nell, at 6:14 pm last night, the driver picked up Michael Enright, 21, of Brewster, NY, at the intersection of 24th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. The cab proceeded to drive … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin Have No Jeffersonian Clothes: Ron Paul Favors the Building of the Ground Zero Mosque and Castigates Its Opponents

The so-called ground zero mosque is generating a rift between Jeffersonian libertarian conservatives and those who identify with the Herderite Tea Partiers. The latest evidence of this split can be found in a statement released by the libertarian congressman, Ron Paul, who wrote … Continue reading

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When Will the Word Become Flesh? The New Antisemitism, Ctd

Sigmund Freud, in the early 1930s, quipped that he was pleased to see that the German and Austrian antisemites appeared content to burn his books and not him. And, of course, within a few years, as things escalated, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Confounding Al Qaeda and Affirming America: Aziz Poonawalla on the Ground Zero Mosque

At BeliefNet, a Muslim American, Aziz Poonawalla, weighs in on the ground zero mosque debate: My general take on the debate is that it really does boil down to an issue not just of religious freedom but also a means of putting into practice … Continue reading

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Collective Guilt for 9-11: The Ground Zero Mosque and Muslim Americans as the Enemy Within

In a recent blog post, Andrew Sullivan writes that the whole dust-up surrounding the Ground Zero mosque has been a revelation to him: conservatives, even the intellectual ones, really do make no distinctions between your average walking around Muslim American and Osama Bin Laden; they … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich, Kristallnacht, and the Ground Zero Mosque

The so-called Ground Zero mosque is actually blocks from Ground Zero and blocked from view at Ground Zero by larger buildings. But never mind. Herderite Republicans like Newt Gingrich smell blood in the water and are earnestly rallying their Tea Party Brown Shirts … Continue reading

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