Tag: Islamophobia

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    “We have [Muslim] folks who worship here in Chapel Hill who refrain from publicizing and making it known where they worship, when they come together. They tell me it’s because they have concerns about their safety,” says Mark Kleinschmidt, mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina where three Muslim students were murdered in February. More

    May 8, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out,” says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office. He also said President Obama’s remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. “He talked about the fact that Islam is not the problem. It’s terrorism that’s a human problem.” More

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “It targets one community, one faith,” says Naeem Baig of proposed legislation to ban US state courts from considering shariah. “It is to create this fear of Islam and Muslims in the larger society.” More

    August 3, 2012 | Comments

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    On March 10, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to open hearings on “the radicalization of American Muslims.” Watch excerpts from a Capitol Hill briefing held in advance of the hearings. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Despite America’s trials and tribulations, one of the country’s redeeming qualities is that somehow it eventually finds a way to “get it right.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    “I think it’s fair to say that Islam has had some difficulty in coming to terms with modernity,” says sociologist of religion William Martin, who believes that the Gülen movement “offers a much more positive picture of what Islam can be.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch our annual reporters roundtable on the most important religion and ethics news of the past year. More

    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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    At a press conference this week in Washington, DC, religious leaders gathered to denounce anti-Muslim bigotry and “to promote a culture of mutual respect and the assurance of religious freedom for all.”
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    September 9, 2010 | Comments

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    “This isn’t about bigotry. This isn’t about religious persecution. This really is about sensitivity and a profound sense of loss,” says Fordham University Law School professor Thane Rosenbaum. More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Pope Benedict XVI called his trip to Turkey “a mission of dialogue, brotherhood and reconciliation,” and in his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country, the pope took every opportunity to express his respect for the Islamic faith. More

    December 1, 2006 | Comments

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