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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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In Speech To Saudi King And Muslim Leaders, Trump Discards Harsh Language About Islam

In the first major foreign policy speech of his presidency, Trump’s tone was notably softer than the harsh rhetoric about Islam that characterized his election campaign. Reading from prepared remarks, he spoke of the “peace and tolerance of all faiths” and praised the Middle East’s beauty and culture.

May 21, 2017
White men, special snowflakes

White Men Are The Real ‘Special Snowflakes’

I’m concerned that the real special snowflakes are not racial minorities, Jews, Muslims, women, or LGBTQ people. These are among the toughest people I have met, people who have endured all manner of stigma that by accident of birth I have not endured. These people are tough. It’s the white men I worry about.

February 3, 2017
Trump, Islam

Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” Reuters sources confirmed, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

February 2, 2017
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Muslim-American Women Fight Back Against Trump’s Ban

Muslim-American women were at the forefront of a peaceful resistance movement over the weekend protesting Trump’s executive order. Women and girls stand to be particularly affected by the executive order temporarily banning all refugees as well as all travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, and indefinitely banning Syrian refugees.

February 1, 2017
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Trump’s Immigration Ban And The Loss Of Our Democracy

There is a reason officers who know what they are talking about do not use the expression “radical Islam.” It tars an entire faith and it contributes to creating the religious war Trump fears. The Muslim ban will make us less safe; worse, it erodes our democracy and contributes to making us a fear-and-hate-filled, divided nation at war with the world and progressively ourselves.

January 30, 2017
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U.S. Army Eases Rules On Beards, Turbans For Muslim, Sikh Troops

Army Secretary Eric Fanning, in a memorandum signed this week, revised the uniform policy to set appearance standards for people seeking religious accommodations to wear beards, turbans and head scarfs.

January 5, 2017
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Here Come The Anti-Muslim Attacks On Keith Ellison

Conservatives are regurgitating attacks linking Ellison to Farrakhan that were first leveled at him during his first run for Congress in 2006.

November 18, 2016
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Why Trump’s Language Reveals His Racist Attitudes

Trump’s use of the definite article—“the”—in discussing racial and religious minorities, and other historically marginalized groups, tells us all we need to know about how he views them. It’s a rhetorical way of separating “us” from “them,” a clear means of dividing the “regular” white people from all “the others.”

October 25, 2016

Today’s Useful Idiot: John Kasich

Too bad: John Kasich, the Republican presidential aspirant who seemed comparatively sane, turns out to be as loony as any of his companions on the GOP debate stage – perhaps even loonier.

November 18, 2015
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75 Percent Of Republicans ‘Less Likely’ To Vote For Muslim: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Democrats were less likely to consider religion a factor in assessing candidates.

October 1, 2015
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FBI Probed Texas Gunman ‘Over Jihadist Sympathies’

The gunmen involved in the Garland, Texas, shooting were on the FBI’s radar for ‘jihadist sympathies’.

May 5, 2015
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Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Paris Terror: What ‘Je Suis Charlie’ Should Mean To Us

It is possible to reject the cartoons of Muhammad as offensive — and still stand with Charlie Hebdo now.

January 9, 2015

Bill Maher Will Keep His Speaking Date At UC Berkeley Despite Furor

After efforts from certain student groups at UC Berkeley to rescind Bill Maher’s invitation to speak at their school’s graduation, Maher says he is delighted to accept the invite.

November 3, 2014

Pandering To Bigotry With Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, And Jerry Boykin

The Values Voter Summit is stirring up its own brand of crazy this year with a cast of celebrity wingnuts.

September 26, 2014

Boko Haram Blamed As 13 Die In Nigeria College Shooting, Blast

The Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram is suspected of being involved in the gun battle and explosion at Nigeria College earlier today.

September 17, 2014

U.N. Warns Of ‘Tragedy’ As Militants Seize Iraqi Towns

By Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times The U.N. is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy” in Iraq as thousands flee advances by Islamist militants. The United Nations is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy,” saying hundreds of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest advances by Islamist militants in northern Iraq. In recent days, fighters of […]

August 4, 2014

Sudanese Ordered To Hang For Apostasy ‘Gives Birth In Jail’

Khartoum (AFP) – A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday. “Until now I did not see them. They didn’t allow me to go in and see,” Daniel Wani told AFP. “I’m disappointed really,” he said from […]

May 27, 2014

Britain Hails Conviction Of Radical Muslim Preacher In Manhattan

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza al-Masri faces life in prison after being found […]

May 20, 2014

Rabbi, Muslim Leader To Accompany Pope On Middle East Trip

By Alvise Armellini VATICAN CITY — The leader of the Catholic Church will be accompanied by a rabbi and a Muslim leader on a trip to the Middle East this month, the Vatican said Thursday, hailing Pope Francis’ symbolic gesture as “formidable.” Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud, both based in Buenos Aires, are longtime friends […]

May 15, 2014

In India Relief Camp, Little Hope Or Trust Of The Man Who Would Be Prime Minister

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times AHMEDABAD, India — He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war. Mansoor Shah Suleiman […]

May 15, 2014

Muslim Group Urges New Way Of Dealing With Radicals

By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and re-educate radicals. The Muslim Public Affairs Council — which long has pushed for a moderate, American-based Islam — hopes […]

April 15, 2014

Philippines, Muslim Rebels Seal Historic Peace Deal

By Karl Malakunas Manila (AFP) – The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia’s longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

March 27, 2014

Weekend Reader: My Country, ’Tis Of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Today Weekend Reader brings you My Country, ’Tis Of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future by U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. In 2010, Representative Ellison joined Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has since been deeply committed to social issues and fighting endlessly on behalf of the middle class. The […]

January 11, 2014

Turkey Struggles With Internal Violence As It Looks Toward Europe

Turkey has often been seen as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, and recent events have further complicated this identity. The country has been a candidate for entry into the European Union since 1999, but many within Europe argue that it does not match the so-called European culture. Whereas Europe has been grappling […]

August 17, 2011