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What Islamophobia is and is not

Source: The Daily News BY MUSTAFA AKYOL; akyol@mustafaakyol.org The term “Islamophobia” entered the global political language in the past decade. The New American Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a hatred or…

Craig Considine, A Catholic: Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Source: The Huffington Post By Craig Considine Islamophobes have attacked me because I’ve written positively about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Because I am a Catholic, they consider me to be…

King Abdullah II tells European Parliament religious coexistence combats extremism

Source: The Jerusalem Post “Jordan is a Muslim country, with a deeply-rooted Christian community. Together, the Jordanian people make up an indivisible society, friends and partners in building our country”…

‘Meet a Muslim Family’ hospitality challenges misconceptions

Casual home gatherings are a chance “to show Canadians that there are more similarities that unite us than differences that may divide us.” The Choudhry family has an unconventional strategy…

Yes, Islamophobia Is Real In America

Source: The Dean’s Report 25 February 2015 Written by  Shahina Bashir On Sunday night, I received a frantic email from a friend who lives on the West Coast. She wrote in…

Calling ISIS Un-Islamic is A Fact, Not an Excuse

Source: Huffington Post By Qasim Rashid, Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of “EXTREMIST” Anti-Islam personalities can demonstrate glaring hypocrisy. On one hand they scream “where are the moderate Muslims and why aren’t…

Obama Claims Republican Rhetoric Could Help ISIS

Source: Time By Michael Scherer @michaelscherer Feb. 19, 2015 Rather than ignore his critics, the President takes them on The newest front in the American war against the Islamic State of…

Video: Full Speech by Obama at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

At the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., the President delivers remarks at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, February 18, 2015.…

DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

Washington (CNN)They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority. A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security…

Disabusing Those Who Stereotype Against All Muslims

Epigraph: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be…

Terrorism: Is Islam to Blame?

Epigraph: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)   Collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times   Collection of…

Fear, Inc. 2.0: As Anti-Muslim Incidents Continue, Report Exposes Funders, Pundits of Islamophobia

Additional Reading Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”…

Collection of Articles: Terrorism: Islam, Christianity or Atheism?

Epigraph: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) Collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Yes, There Are…

Yes, There Are Christian Terrorists

Source: Daily Beast By Dean Obeidallah The anti-Muslim militias in the Central African Republic may not get the same attention as ISIS, but let’s not forget that people are still doing…

28 years old Muslim man shot dead in Alberta

CTV News: He was peaceful.’ A grieving sister remembers an Ottawa man murdered in Fort McMurray “He embodied everything that our religion teaches us. He was peaceful. He was trustworthy.…

Chapel Hill shooting: When is a crime a ‘hate crime’?

By Ben Brumfield, CNN Updated 2:25 AM ET, Fri February 13, 2015 (CNN) The cries from family members and shocked Muslims are clear: Call it what it is, a hate crime.…

Three young Muslims’ killings; hate crime or not?

World Bulletin / News Desk Police say a dispute over a parking space spurred the murder Tuesday of three North Carolina college students, but the Muslim father of two of…

Denial in Muslim students’ deaths: Column

Source: USA Today By Qasim Rashid The shootings in N.C. are about more than parking dispute. Anti-Muslim attitudes are rife. Three college students killed on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, N.C.,…

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