Archive: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010
Online hate preachers teach deviant Islamic theology through the Internet, often from Western-born individuals adept at misusing their knowledge of our society.
By Imam Mohamed Magid | October 29, 2010; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (24)
In almost all recent cases of domestic Muslim extremism, the accused have been little, if at all, known to local Muslim communities, and almost never engaged in local mosque, community or civic activities. This means that while Muslim Americans will collectively and unfairly pay a price for this kind of extremist sentiment or activity, there is very little their community organizations can do to protect against it.
By Hussein Ibish | October 29, 2010; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (7)
Because of the rally and the anticipated good times to be had, fans of the "Daily Show" and the "Colbert Report" are going to be in town. Demographically, that audience happens to include a goodly segment of our market--other nontheistic folks. So don't you think we'd be wise to make our presence known and do a little recruiting? Wouldn't that (dare I say) be sane and rational?
By Fred Edwords | October 29, 2010; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (6)
I have been scaring people with Muslim garb all my life, and I can remember the first time I did so.
By Shahed Amanullah | October 28, 2010; 4:07 PM ET | Comments (11)
If you know someone who left the Catholic priesthood to marry, you are not alone. Thousands have. Why does this exodus continue during these times of shortages of priests? Mandatory celibacy contributes to the problem. But the Catholic Church has not always required celibacy of its priests.
By William P. Daly | October 28, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (3)
A few weeks ago, my wife and I were safely pulled out of our car after a horrible traffic accident in which the car hit a metal object on a highway, swerved left and right, turned around and around, rolled over and over and rested up-side down.
By Mohammad Ali Salih | October 28, 2010; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (0)
Despite the synod's focus on the diminishing presence of Christians in the Middle East, some used the gathering to launch an unprecedented political attack--cloaked in medieval theological garb-- on the legitimacy of the Jewish people.
By Rabbi Cooper | October 28, 2010; 7:09 AM ET | Comments (8)
I issue a call to civility, and urge Americans to reject the divisive rhetoric of Republican Tea Party leaders like Judson Phillips; including calls for my defeat solely because of my religion.
By Congressman Keith Ellison | October 27, 2010; 5:22 PM ET | Comments (53)
Most of the polling conducted by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life measures public opinions and attitudes.
By Alan Cooperman | October 27, 2010; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)
Reflexively and ridiculously slandering any Muslim who conflicts with their worldview as a terrorist is typical of the anti-Islamic hate blogs.
By Frankie Martin | October 26, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (49)
Self-defense or protecting vulnerable people are the only justifications for war in Islam, and if the enemy inclines to peace, the combatant must make peace. There is no excuse or justification for Shahzad's actions. I hope that the every Muslim leader dissects and rejects Shahzad's comments and actions.
By Congressman Keith Ellison | October 26, 2010; 9:21 AM ET | Comments (12)
My concern is about more than yoga. A disembodied spirituality has wider implications. When we believe God has this kind of vigorous separation from everyday physicality, it may be difficult to understand God's intention to intersect with other physical spaces.
By Winn Collier | October 25, 2010; 5:01 PM ET | Comments (3)
Public schools often gloss over philosophical ideas as too hot to handle, even when clearly linked to subjects in the curriculum. Alongside debates on how to teach about religion in public education, we should also be discussing how to teach secular worldviews.
By Nancy Pearcey | October 25, 2010; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (8)
It's hard to imagine a contemporary religious community that requires more of its members than the Amish.
By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher | October 25, 2010; 3:20 PM ET | Comments (10)