Islamophobia Distracts Us From The Real Crisis

"It's amazing, we're going to take in all of these people from Syria, but we have all these homeless people on our streets," said a few white males I overheard the other day at a Starbucks. "You see, all of these people criticize us, but they all want to come here." Have to say, very …

What’s Islamophobia, and Do I Have It? An answer in eight parts

A closed mind is a terrible thing to behold. But it’s a far worse thing to have to engage. And yet we must. This Saturday, the woman who murdered a complete stranger by shoving him into the path of an arriving subway train was arrested. Her name? Erica Menendez. Her target? Hindus and Muslims.Why? Because of …

Arabs, not Islam, spread by the sword

Pre-Islamic Arabia, like much of the rest of the pre-modern world, was a place of continual low-intensity warfare. (So was Europe, which is why castles and fortifications litter the continent's landscape, and why Shakespeare's historical plays almost always feature violent conflicts and intrigue.) But when Muhammad came along and when, in response to his preaching, …

FBI training ‘critical of Islam’

An FBI review of agent training material critical of Islam uncovered 876 offensive or inaccurate pages that had been used in 392 presentations, including a PowerPoint slide that said the bureau can sometimes bend or suspend the law. The bureau has not released the material, but Democratic senator Dick Durbin of Illinois described a few …

The despicable act of Quràn burning by US Soldiers in Afghanistan

For more videos click here >>>> Afghans, who see the Quràn burnings as an illustration of what they perceive as foreign disrespect for their culture and religion. They are demanding not just apologies, but a local trial and the death penalty for the Koran burners. By S. M. Hali Tensions continue to run extremely high …

5 Ridiculous Things you Probably Believe About Islam

A very funny and enlightening piece from Cracked.com. While some things are a bit simplified much of it is on point and there are a few new interesting facts that aren’t well known. A conservative commentator recently made headlines by claiming 10 percent of all of the world’s Muslims are terrorists. An amazing claim, considering …

“Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals,” by Ken Ballen

By Dina Temple-Raston; In early November, I was among a small group of journalists who traveled to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the arraignment of a terrorism suspect named Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. He is the accused mastermind of the U.S.S. Cole attack in Yemen in 2000. After his capture in 2002, al-Nashiri …

Religio-mania

So much is said and written about Islamophobia. It’s a tendency found in some non-Muslims, especially in the West, who question and discriminate against ‘Muslim attire’ and beliefs. But those who speak the loudest against Islamophobia have very little to say about a social illness that is haunting their own societies: religiomania. I would like …