Tag: US Muslims

WATCH: Washington’s National Cathedral Hosts First Friday Muslim Prayers

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

via VOAvideo on NOVEMBER 14, 2014:  A group of Muslims were invited to worship on Friday in the Washington National Cathedral. The hope was that an Islamic service in one of America’s best-known churches would send a message of interfaith harmony to counter extremists’ use of religion to justify hatred and strife. VOA Religion correspondent […]

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As Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rises, Scholars Continue to Be Asked the Same Questions

As Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rises, Scholars Continue to Be Asked the Same Questions

[ 0 ] November 11, 2014 |

Is anybody listening?  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: “Muslims in America and Europe say discrimination against them has seemed more pronounced after the Islamic State terrorists beheaded American and British journalists and aid workers. Hate-filled remarks on social media have also become more prevalent, especially since 9/11, when Facebook and Twitter […]

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Carl Ernst: Why ISIS Should Be Called Daesh — Reflections on Religion & Terrorism

Carl Ernst: Why ISIS Should Be Called Daesh — Reflections on Religion & Terrorism

[ 0 ] November 11, 2014 |

  “There is no reason to give militant groups credibility by taking at face value their extravagant claims to represent an entire religion.“ —– Carl Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Religious Studies  by LAURA FRATER and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: In his October […]

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WATCH: Debbie Almontaser on “Embracing Our Diversity”

[ 0 ] November 10, 2014 |

via DEBBIE ALMONTASER/RAD TALKS on NOVEMBER 10, 2014:  In the above video Debbie Almontaser speaks about the need to embrace our diversity. Almontaser is a doctoral student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in the Urban School Leadership Program and the Board Chairperson of the Muslim Consultative Network. Other affiliations include Teaching Tolerance, Facing History […]

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Psychology of a Terrorist: Experts Go to the Source

Psychology of a Terrorist: Experts Go to the Source

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

“The science isn’t there yet as far as terrorism psychology is concerned. We now know more about what we don’t know.” — John Horgan, director of the Center for Terrorism & Security Studies at UMASS Lowell by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on November 6, 2014: Why do people join terrorist groups and why do they […]

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Americans Think The Country’s Muslim Population Is Much Bigger Than It Really Is

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014 |

by CAROL KURUVILLA for THE HUFFINGTON POST on NOVEMBER 2, 2014:  This type of ignorance isn’t bliss. Americans have a tendency to overstate the number of Muslims living in the United States — and at least 13 other countries are dealing with the same misconception. Only 1% of America’s more than 319 million residents are […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on America, Islam and the Legacy of Dr. King Today

WATCH: Omid Safi on America, Islam and the Legacy of Dr. King Today

[ 0 ] October 28, 2014 |

compiled via DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER and the DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL, OCTOBER 2014: Omid Safi on America, Islam, and the Legacy of Dr. King Today The prophetic tradition, led by Martin Luther King and others, was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. What does this tradition have to say to America today, in […]

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Economy, Healthcare, Most Important Issues in Mid-Terms for US Muslims Surveyed (CAIR)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  69 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to polls on November 4 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey indicating that 69 […]

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White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

[ 0 ] October 22, 2014 |

by SAHAR AZIZ for THE HUFFINGTON POST on OCTOBER 1, 2014:  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured international attention as the world witnesses in horror its brutality. Notwithstanding that most of ISIL’s victims are Muslim, its atrocities are reinforcing false stereotypes that something is inherently violent about Islam. As a […]

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WATCH LIVE at 6p — Is Islam a Religion?: Islamophobia, Public Discourse, and the Idea of Religion

WATCH LIVE at 6p — Is Islam a Religion?: Islamophobia, Public Discourse, and the Idea of Religion

[ 0 ] October 22, 2014 |

via UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY on OCTOBER 22, 2014:  PANEL at 6p-7:45p EST: “IS ISLAM A RELIGION?: ISLAMOPHOBIA, PUBLIC DISCOURSE, AND THE IDEA OF RELIGION This event will be Livestreamed here and ABOVE.  But if you would like to attend we ask that you RSVP HERE. Islamophobic and anti-Muslim public discourse centers on a number of common themes, […]

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