Oscars 2012: ‘A Separation’ Director Pleas For Iran To Be Seen For Its ‘Glorious Culture’

The director of the Iranian film “A Separation,” which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night, delivered a heartfelt plea for the people of Iran to be recognized for their contributions to culture and not just for the harsh words exchanged lately between political officials. by Jonathan...

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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in the USA is Noticed in the Middle East

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton advised an audience in Tunisia on Saturday to “not pay attention” to the comments made by candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination, saying the often overheatedrhetoric of the campaign doesn’t reflect U.S. policy. Speaking at a...

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A Global War on Christians in the Muslim World? by John Esposito

by John Esposito Religious minorities in the Muslim world today, constitutionally entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, increasingly fear the erosion of those rights — and with good reason. Inter-religious and inter-communal tensions and conflicts from Nigeria and Egypt and Sudan, to...

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‘What if my daughter is afraid of her?’

by Jenn Hardy Not too long ago, if I saw a woman walking down the street with her face covered by a niqab, I would feel it was my duty to glare. As a non-religious feminist, I had decided that a woman who covers her face is oppressed – that she is uneducated, and that her husband is making her cover up because he’s crazy...

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Join ISNA , Call for Investigation into Religious Profiling by NYPD

ISNA has already joined with other leading civil rights, faith based, legal, and community organizations to urge New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to launch an immediate investigation into the discriminatory practices used by the NYPD.  We now encourage you to join us and take action...

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Germany holds state ceremony for Muslims murdered by neo-Nazis

BERLIN // Germany held a state ceremony and observed a nationwide minute of silence yesterday in honour of the 10 people, most of them Muslim shopkeepers, who were shot dead by neo-Nazis during a seven-year killing spree. Angela Merkel, the chancellor, said the murders, uncovered by chance last November, had brought shame on...

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Imam Mohamed Magid of ADAMS Center

by Jack Gordon (HuffingtonPost) Each week, Faith in Action DC brings you interviews with faith leaders in the Washington, D.C. region speaking about how their faith calls them to work for social justice and serve their community. This week, Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in...

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Virginia: business groups block anti-Sharia bill

Last month, a bill intended to combat the nearly non-existent problem of courts citing Sharia law was cruising to passage in the Virginia House of Delegates. For the moment, however, the bill appears to be dead after numerous business groups stepped forward to oppose it: One bill, HB825 from Republican Del. Bob Marshall of...

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