Politics

Comparing Bias Media Coverage of “Terrorism” in Light of Denmark and Craig Hicks Attack

The top 2 images are from yesterday’s attack in Denmark. CNN and FOX were quick to jump on the “terror” label in order to manipulate how people think about “terrorists,” i.e. to think of them as Muslims and in light of the “war on terror” threat around the “Muslim world.” The bottom 2 images are from… Continue reading Comparing Bias Media Coverage of “Terrorism” in Light of Denmark and Craig Hicks Attack

Politics

If George Washington Ran Fox News, Bill O’Reilly Would be Fired for his Anti-Muslim Slurs

Author Richard Hine recently tweeted about my article on honoring Muslim American veterans on Memorial Day. Hine noted: I agree with Hine. General Washington would not be happy with the Irish American Fox News commentator who has compared the Quran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Bill O’Reilly has historical amnesia or deliberately ignores the contributions that Muslims… Continue reading If George Washington Ran Fox News, Bill O’Reilly Would be Fired for his Anti-Muslim Slurs

Politics

Alabama, Islam, and the Founding Fathers’ Belief in Religious Tolerance

Published on Huffington Post Religion Recent comments made by the Chief Justice of Alabama shows that much work needs to be done in educating some of America’s most powerful figures on the history of religious tolerance in America, especially as it pertains to Muslims. Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by… Continue reading Alabama, Islam, and the Founding Fathers’ Belief in Religious Tolerance

Interfaith · Religion

Christians Cannot Be Anti-Jewish or Anti-Muslim, Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis continues to impress on the interfaith scene. His latest remarks on anti-Semitism among Christians should only strengthen the bonds between Christians and Jews. In a speech today in front of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, Pope Francis said that due to the common roots shared with Jews, “a Christian cannot be… Continue reading Christians Cannot Be Anti-Jewish or Anti-Muslim, Pope Francis Says

Politics

Representative Mike Pompeo Makes No Sense

I am very upset to hear of this shocking news coming from Capitol Hill. Representative Mike Pompeo suggested recently that all Muslim Americans are complicit in terrorist attacks. Representative Pompeo needs to read an article I wrote for the Huffington Post. There is no greater sacrifice for a citizen than to give his or her… Continue reading Representative Mike Pompeo Makes No Sense

Religion

Politics: Culture of dependency between American Islamophobes and ultra-religious Muslims

From Moustafa Bayoumi’s Men Behaving Badly: ‘The Islamophobes in the United States and the ultra-religious right in Muslim-majority countries need each other to survive. Each confirms to the other the need for his own existence. To the Islamophobes, all Muslims are extremists. The provocations Islamophobes produce are designed to elicit the very images we see.… Continue reading Politics: Culture of dependency between American Islamophobes and ultra-religious Muslims