A German Judge Bans Judaism, Islam

by Josef Joffe A Cologne court has decreed that a child’s circumcision is “bodily harm” and thus verboten. Unless the German Bundestag intervenes, which it has pledged to do, about four million Muslims and 100,000-plus Jews will have to practice a central part of their religion in the catacombs of Berlin, Frankfurt and...

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Faith Matters: Church, Mosque Plan to Build Park Together

by David Waters (The Commercial Appeal) The park they are planning to build together is just a concept now. An artist’s rendering of a wish list. Hope on paper. But both Cordova congregations have started before with less. Heartsong Church began in the late 1990s as 20 folks worshipping in another Methodist church’s chapel....

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Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood claims condemned by Catholic Bishops, 41 other groups

Forty-two religious and secular organizations united on Thursday in condemning conservative lawmakers’ allegations that Muslim-American individuals connected to the U.S. government may be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. They directed their criticisms at Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Trent Franks...

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Muslim Americans See Beyond the Smears and Fears

Amid our turbulent politics, the presidential race, debates over the state of the economy and foreign policy there occasionally emerges a flame thrower from left field agitating hate and conspiracy theories; serving as a distraction from larger, more pressing issues. The past several weeks have witnessed Rep. Michele...

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Well Paid Islamophobe Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy’s Crusade Against American Muslims

by Jacob Hausener Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy were in the news recently due to the widely condemned slanders that he fed to politicians such as Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann about so-called “Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” into our government. The “Muslim Brotherhood infiltration conspiracy...

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ISNA Calls for Human Rights for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) expresses its profound concern about the current violence against members of the Rohingya Muslim community, which have long experienced great hardship and oppression in their home country of Myanmar.  In addition, Rohingya Muslims require government permission to marry, are forbidden...

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Muslim Americans Convene Scholars in Mauritania to Discuss Religious Minorities’ Rights

Last week, ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid and ISNA Director of Community Outreach Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi convened a small multilateral forum of scholars in Mauritania to discuss challenges faced by religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities around the world.  Since last year, the Islamic Society of North America...

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