Tag: US Muslims

Scholars & US Muslim Thought Leaders React to Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest Shootings

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 4, 2015:  Two gunmen were shot dead last night after opening fire outside an exhibit/contest highlighting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, TX (a suburb of Dallas). Police raided the home of one of the suspected gunman today.  A security guard, injured in the shooting, was later released. (Click […]

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The Super Survey: Two Decades of Americans’ Views on Islam and Muslims (via Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] April 30, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 30, 2015:  For the first time ever, two decades of major polling data on Americans’ views of Islam and Muslims has been analyzed to highlight trends and centralized in one study. The result? The Super Survey: Two Decades of […]

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US Muslim Groups React to Freddie Gray Death, Baltimore Violence

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 29, 2015 * Updated April 30, with new statements:  Here is a compilation of statements (in chronological order) from various US Muslim groups on the death of Freddie Gray, the violence in Baltimore, and the underlying issues of poverty, oppression, racism, police brutality, and discrimination: ———- […]

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WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Members of the Nation of Islam (led now by Louis Farrakhan) were on the ground during the Ferguson protests last year and the Baltimore riots (last night) trying to help restore order. Here is an interview, taped this winter, with two professors who have studied former NOI leader Malcolm X.   This video was produced by […]

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Jews, Reject Pamela Geller’s Anti-Muslim Venom

[ 0 ] April 27, 2015 |

by RABBI RICK JACOBS for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS on APRIL 27, 2015:  She’s back. Under the auspices of something deemed the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the infamous fearmonger Pamela Geller has reasserted provocative hatred onto New York City streets — with new anti-Muslim ads that could appear on city buses. “Killing Jews is worship […]

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PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

42 % of US Muslims Favor or Strongly Favor Same-Sex Marriage; White Evangelical Protestants — 28% The most supportive major religious groups are Buddhists (84 percent), Jews (77 percent), and Americans who select “Other religion” (75 percent); additionally, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of the religiously unaffiliated also support same-sex marriage.  by ROBERT P. JONES, […]

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LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO/MRP NEWS WITH KERRI MILLER on APRIL 22, 2015:  On Sunday, six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on federal terrorism charges. They are accused of conspiring to travel to join ISIS in Syria–and the arrests are the result of a lengthy FBI surveillance […]

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Not the Reformer Islam Needs. Here Are the Real Reformers

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015 |

by RHONDA ROUMANI for CENTER FOR RELIGION & CIVIC CULTURE (USC) on APRIL 9, 2015:  To the chagrin of many Muslims, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is back on the talk show circuit, promoting her new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. And, for the first time, as I watched Hirsi Ali subdivide the Muslim […]

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Resources to Combat Anti-Muslim Propaganda (one scholar’s recommendations)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by CHRISTOPHER CAMERON SMITH for REIMAGINING CORDOBA (BLOG) on APRIL 8, 2015:  Since I sometimes get requests from folks looking for resources to combat anti-Muslim propaganda, I thought I would offer a few suggestions. Although many books have been written about Islamophobia, there are a few that I believe are the most informative and accessible […]

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The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

[ 0 ] April 6, 2015 |

Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Islamic Studies professor, interviews scholar and writer Michael Muhammad Knight about his research on the Five Percenters, Malcolm X’s special significance in the fashioning of the “American Muslims” construct, and the under-examined aspects of his legacy.   compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL […]

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