Religious leaders came out strongly in their opposition both to demonizing another’s religion and to deadly violence. More
Watch our interview with the director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who says the violence in Libya and Egypt “does not stand for who we are as a people.” More
A recent expansion of the federal hate crimes law “does not suspend the First Amendment,” says New York Times staff writer David Kirkpatrick, “and there’s nobody, I think, on either side of the US Senate or House of Representatives that intends to see preachers locked in jail.” More
On September 28, more than 30 pastors around the country defied the Internal Revenue Service rule that clergy may not engage in partisan politicking from their pulpits.
Alarmed by the proliferation of hate Web sites available on the Internet, the Anti-Defamation League sponsored a symposium in Washington, D.C. to address the concern. Joined by representatives of America Online, the ADL called for new warnings and guidelines for online content. However, controlling the content on the internet and, who views it, without violating individual rights is a hard task.