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Items tagged: muslims

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.

Hatred, Prejudice, and Freedom of Speech

Today, an old friend of mine in UCSD told me about a certain controversial incident that occurred at his college where one of the fraternities held a party called "Compton Cookout" during Black History Month (For more information, check out http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-compton-cookout,0,2673438.story).

Secret Prisons Targeting Muslims?

(Pictured above: The Federal Correctional Institution at Terre Haute, Indiana - www.rawstory.com)

Secret Bush-era Prisons Continue

New America Media, Commentary, John C. Trang, Posted: Jul 24, 2009