Tag: US Muslims

WATCH ‘Draw Mohammed’ AZ Organizer intvw’d by Anderson Cooper: ‘True Islam is Terrorism’

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015 |

by JENNY KUTNER for SALON on MAY 29, 2015:  Despite the violent and fatal end to a “Mohammed cartoon drawing” contest earlier this month in Garland, Texas, it’s happening all over again — this time in Arizona. Former Marine Jon Ritzheimer spoke with Anderson Cooper about the “Draw Mohammed” rally he plans to hold outside […]

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U.S. Border Questionnaire: Is Anyone in Your Family a Martyr? (by Murtaza Hussain/The Intercept)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by MURTAZA HUSSAIN for THE INTERCEPT on MAY 27, 2015:  “Do you have any relatives or friends who have been martyred fighting in the defense of your beliefs?” If you’re a Muslim-American, these are some of the questions you might hear from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials while at a port of entry crossing […]

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WATCH: US Muslim Soldiers Honored on Memorial Day

WATCH: US Muslim Soldiers Honored on Memorial Day

[ 0 ] May 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 24, 2015:  Arlington Cemetery Gravestones Honor America’s Fallen Soldiers Of Every (And No) Faith (Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post, May 24, 2015) On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who have died in service for their country. At Arlington National Cemetery, these fallen soldiers lie side by […]

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Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 26, 2015:  EXCERPT: As part of an ongoing project that monitors and maps Muslims’ condemnations of terrorism, The Bridge Initiative offers this summary of Muslims’ condemnations of ISIS. It’s the most comprehensive catalog ever compiled. To date, we’ve identified condemnations from more than 80 […]

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We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 14, 2015:  My daughter’s favorite Muslim is not the Prophet. Malcolm X? Nope. Rumi? Not quite. Muhammad Ali? Alas. It is… it was… Zayn Malik. Formerly from One Direction. Or 1D, as the cool kids call it. This posed a somewhat serious problem for an anti-consumerist soul […]

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America’s First Mosque Stood in North Dakota

[ 0 ] May 12, 2015 |

by CLIFF NAYLOR for KFYR-TV on MAY 11, 2015:  North Dakota’s vast prairie had enough room for immigrants from all over the world at the turn of the century. Norwegians, Germans from Russia, Lebanese-Syrians and migrants from Europe flocked to the state seeking homestead land. Once claim shacks were built, the pioneers worked together to […]

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The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015 |

by BRUCE LAWRENCE for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on MAY 6, 2015:  Can poetry be an antidote to poison? Can it provide an alternative to the jihad of Pamela Geller? A life without His love is nothing but slow death. The sum total of love is but three words: I-burn, I-burn, I-burn. These verses come from the […]

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

[ 1 ] 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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