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Items tagged: islam

Norway killings reveal politics of hate


From the Restore Fairness blog-

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New reports document discriminatory government treatment of Muslims in America

From our Restore Fairness blog-

Guest blogger: Amna Akbar, Senior Research Scholar & Advocacy Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, and co-author of both reports mentioned below.

Cross-posted from Rights Working Group.

Time to counter hate and intolerance

From Restore Fairness blog

Even as hate filled rhetoric continues to pump the airwaves, there are a number of initiatives calling to counter the intolerance.

Ground zero and the mosque — does the court of law have it right?

From Restore Fairness blog.

Welcoming a new mosque near the site of 9/11 attacks is seen by those opposed to it as a symbol of terrorist victory and a weak U.S. On the other hand, supporters see the openness and tolerance of this act as a powerful bridge to interfaith interaction and peace. But, plain and simply, to the court of law religious tolerance isn’t up for debate.

For Muslims and Asian Americans, silence is NOT golden

South Park's 200th and 201st episodes and its controversy surrounding the depiction of Mohammed and its censor bleeps bring into light the complex nature of Islam and the representation of Muslims in the mainstream media. It is complex because Islam is perhaps one of the most misunderstood major religions and have often been perceived in an negative light by the mainstream media.

Muslim World is Here, Not There (originally posted at Sepia Mutiny)

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My buddy Taz over at Sepia Mutiny just posted a very good commentary on the hyped up and highly anticipated Obama address "to the Muslim world."  I was looking forward to finding out what she thought about the speech, as a Bangladeshi American (yes! that's Asian American!) activist who is Muslim.