Muslims at the DNC: Taking a stand against Islamophobia – News from Al Jazeera

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – On the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention, where delegates will formally nominate Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate, Muslim leaders gathered to push the community to vote, calling the ballot a powerful means to challenge the growing problem of Islamophobia.

“You don’t have to go to Canada, just register and vote,” Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told members of the Muslim community who had come to Philadelphia for the four-day event.

“We can defeat hate,” he added. “Islamophobia is not a Muslim issue, it’s an American issue. Hate crimes are on the rise. The biggest victim of Islamophobia is America and its future prospect.”

WATCH: US election: Hillary Clinton’s bumpy road to the DNC

Awad and other Muslim leaders are encouraging members of the community to get involved in politics, a field in which they believe they are under-represented. Believing that Islamophobia, along with xenophobia and misogyny, are flourishing within the Republican party, they said the stakes now were higher than ever.

Two Muslim women beaten over beef rumour in India – World – Dunya News

 Two Muslim women were severely tortured by a mob led by cow vigilantes at a railway station in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

In a mobile phone video recorded by one of the many spectators Mandsaur, around 350 km from state capital Bhopal, policemen are seen making half-hearted attempts to control the crowd, the NDTV reported.

Article: Steve King: “Western” Civilization Created Everything

Steve King: “Western” Civilization Created Everything


19 July 2016

Steve King: “Western” Civilization Created Everything


Here is Islamophobe and all around racist, US Rep. Steve King speaking in the familiar vernacular of racists and nativists on MSNBC. 

“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” 

Hayes asked: “Than white people?” 

“Than, than Western civilization itself,” King said. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.” 

In response to the “Western civilization” myth that is advanced by White supremacists and their allies it is a good time to relate the words reportedly said by Gandhi: when asked, “what do you think of Western civilization?” he replied, “I think it is a good idea.” Muslim Group Spotlights Islamophobia, Distributes ‘Blind Intolerance’ Medicine at RNC Muslim Group Spotlights Islamophobia, Distributes ‘Blind Intolerance’ Medicine at RNC.

Why This Christian Is An “Islamic Apologist” Why This Christian Is An “Islamic Apologist” 
Probably the most powerful verse for Islamic apologetics is Quran 49:13, “O mankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other, not that you may despise each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is he or she who is the most righteous of you”. This Quranic verse sends a crystal clear message of compassion and learning about others across cultural and religious lines. A second Quranic verse that is often ignored by Islamophobes is 2:256, “There is no compulsion in religion”. Islam promotes freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, which are two values fundamental to my own Christian faith. 》》》》》》