Tag Archive for Islamophobia

Moving from Sibling Rivalry to Religious Solidarity

Jason Tippitt, State of Formation, Jul.9, www.stateofformation.org/2012/07/moving-from-sibling-rivalry-to-religious-solidarity/ As part of my navel-gazing over the notion that “I don’t not believe in God” (at least not anymore), and the logical subsequent question of whether I do believe, I’ve been thinking about…

To Snip or Not to Snip Is Not the Question

Jill Shaw Ruddock, Huffington Post, Jul.9, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jill-shaw-ruddock/to-snip-or-not-to-snip-is-not-the-question_b_1658241.html?utm_hp_ref=tw&just_reloaded=1 Last week the German court in Cologne ruled that circumcision by parents of sons is an unlawful act. This ruling will be enforced even if performed by a qualified doctor, making them liable…

Islamophobia: The new anti-Semitism

Haroon Siddiqui, The Toronto Star,Sep.16, www.thestar.com/news/article/1055298 One byproduct of 9/11 has been Islamophobia — fear of Islam and its adherents, Muslims. Rather than recede with time, it has been growing in the United States and Europe, while Canada has not…

Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang , Scott Keyes & Faiz Shakir, Centre for American Progress, Aug. 26, www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/08/islamophobia.html According to extensive analysis, here are the top seven contributors to promoting Islamophobia in the US: Donors Capital Fund…

Inter-faith dialogue – A letter to The Guardian

Jeffrey Cohen, The Guardian, Aug. 8, www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/08/inter-faith-dialogue-jews-muslims Donald Reeves describes Muslims as being the new Jews of Europe and calls for a grassroots movement across Europe to tackle the threat of Islamophobia (Face to faith, 6 August). In Nottingham, Jews…

Belgian Christians divided over banning of Muslim burqa

Jonathan Luxmoore, ENInews, Jul.25, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5043 Christian organizations in Belgium have had mixed reactions to a criminal code amendment making the country Europe’s second to ban the Islamic veil, or burqa. “We’re against this ruling, since it violates basic human rights,”…

Churches across America read from the Qur’an

Tad Stahnke, Common Ground News Service, Jul.5, www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=30023&lan=en&sp=0&isNew=1&partner=rss&emc=rss Although negative stories of Islamophobia in the United States abound in news media, most Americans respect religious diversity. That’s why on Sunday, 26 June, thousands of people across America joined together at…

25 Leading Rabbis (and two students!) Speak Out Against Islamophobia

Joshua Stanton, State of Formation, Mar.10, www.stateofformation.org/2011/03/25-leading-rabbis-and-two-students-speak-out-against-islamophobia/ Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights, may have said it best: Ever since the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States, hatred and discrimination against Muslim Americans has…

The ugly face of Islamophobia in Orange County, California

Richard Adams, The Guardian, Mar.3, www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011/mar/03/orange-county-protest-islam A profoundly depressing video of protesters hurling abuse at attendees at an Islamic fundraising event in Orange County. The Southern California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA organised a fundraising…

Real Threat Is Islamophobia, Not Islam

Melody Moezzi, Huffington Post, Jan.16, www.huffingtonpost.com/melody-moezzi/post_1573_b_808763.html?ir=Religion When you hear the word “terrorist,” who comes to mind? Basque separatists in white hoods? Anarchists wearing bandanas with five-pointed stars? Or perhaps some right- or left-wing pariah building bombs in basements? My guess…