‘My Fellow American’: New Online Project To Push Back On Islamophobia

So many Americans, like myself, don’t agree with the Islamophobia that’s so rampant in our country today.  We’ve been frustrated by the ineffectiveness of  small efforts like blog posts, and television pundits who publicly denounce Islamophobes, to no avail. This project sounds promising… Think Progress One of the more unfortunate repercussions of the Islamophobia echo chamber… More ‘My Fellow American’: New Online Project To Push Back On Islamophobia

King Hearing Casts Muslim Americans as Clueless, ‘Not Intellectually Equipped’

The fact is, it is Rep. King who is clueless and not intellectually equipped! The Nation When Representative Keith Ellison, one of just two Muslim members of Congress, broke down during Representative Peter King’s hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response,” you could feel the entire room… More King Hearing Casts Muslim Americans as Clueless, ‘Not Intellectually Equipped’

Jon Stewart: Has Rep. Peter King Met His Terrorist Sympathizing Past Self?

Mediaite Jon Stewart discussed Republican Congressman Peter King’s efforts to hold hearings on the alleged “radicalization” of Muslim Americans. In doing so, Stewart unearthed some past footage of King and suggested King might want to think twice about targeting people who might have any association with terrorist organizations. Stewart asked, “it’s not enough for U.S.… More Jon Stewart: Has Rep. Peter King Met His Terrorist Sympathizing Past Self?

Katie Couric: Maybe We Need A Muslim Version Of The Cosby Show

The problem with Katy Couric’s logic is two-fold.  The Bill Cosby Show did not reduced racial tensions in our country, witness the past three years.  Secondly, Muslims view their religion as the foundation of their life.  How will Islam  play out on a sitcom?  Not very well, I’m sure… Meidaite As 2010 comes to a close, the media industry… More Katie Couric: Maybe We Need A Muslim Version Of The Cosby Show

30 Days in Muslim America: (Photos)

Boing Boing: Our Ramadan road trip this year drew much interest from big media, thanks to the “Ground Zero Mosque controversy” and Terry Jones’ Quran-burning fiasco. It was unsettling to sit through interview after interview, fielding questions about mosque construction and the state of the American Muslim community. Every TV interview eventually veered into “Islam on… More 30 Days in Muslim America: (Photos)

Gingrich Calls For Federal Ban On Shariah Law In US

Ok, I want to know what is it in the genetic make-up of far right wingers that make them say the craziest things?  I mean, what is the purpose of placing a “federal ban” on Sharia Law when it would never occur in this country anyway?  This is all about fear-mongering and hate-mongering.  It’s shameful and… More Gingrich Calls For Federal Ban On Shariah Law In US

Nicholas Kristof – “Message to Muslims: I’m Sorry”

Nicholas D. Kristof, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times  recently wrote this: Many Americans have suggested that more moderate Muslims should stand up to extremists, speak out for tolerance, and apologize for sins committed by their brethren. That’s reasonable advice, and as a moderate myself, I’m going to take it. (Throat clearing.) I hereby apologize… More Nicholas Kristof – “Message to Muslims: I’m Sorry”

Anti-Park 51 Rally Attendees Echo Fox News Misinformation And Right-Wing Islamophobia

This is not surprising at all… Think Progress For months starting in May, conservatives, right-wing media, and Republican lawmakers engaged in a campaign of misinformation, paranoia, fear, and anger toward Muslims, sparked by (old) news that the Cordoba Initiative led by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf would begin an effort to build an Islamic community center and mosque… More Anti-Park 51 Rally Attendees Echo Fox News Misinformation And Right-Wing Islamophobia

Obama On U.S. Muslims: ‘We Don’t Differentiate Between Them And Us — It’s Just Us’ (Video)

TPM DC President Obama concluded his press conference today with a statement on the importance of protecting the rights of American Muslims. “We don’t differentiate between them and us,” he said. “It’s just us. And that is a principle that I think is going to be very important for us to sustain.” Obama was asked about the… More Obama On U.S. Muslims: ‘We Don’t Differentiate Between Them And Us — It’s Just Us’ (Video)