(RNS) Leading cable and satellite news channels all struggled to gain and hold viewers, credibility and profit for years after their launch. But for Al-Jazeera America, deep-seated prejudices among some U.S. audiences are likely to make this uphill slog even steeper.
Articles tagged “Council on American-Islamic Relations”
(RNS) Rather than citing the usual arguments about anti-Muslim discrimination, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said a bill to prevent foreign laws in state courtrooms would make it harder for Missouri families to adopt children from overseas.
(RNS) Muslim Americans routinely provide emergency aid following natural disasters, but the Oklahoma tornado is special because of the anti-Muslim sentiment in the state. Muslims increased their outreach, convinced that when Oklahomans meet Muslims, prejudices will fade.
(RNS) After losing steam in recent years, the anti-Shariah movement has scored a string of victories by, ironically, leaving the words “Shariah” and “Islam” out of bills that restrict state courts from considering foreign law.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the manhunt intensified in and around Boston, Muslim leaders hastily convened a press conference Friday to denounce the attacks and, in an attempt at damage control that has become almost routine, to urge the media not to link Islam with violent extremism.
(RNS) Leaders of other faiths appeared to embrace the selection of Pope Francis, but also used the opportunity to lay out their own hopes for the new pontiff.
(RNS) The line between satire and stupidity is notoriously blurry. On Saturday, “Saturday Night Live” ran a skit call “DJesus Uncrossed,” a spoof on Quentin Tarantino’s revenge flick “Django Unchained.”
Every age needs an Antichrist. For Protestant reformers, it was the papacy. For Cold War Christians, it was the Soviets. Now, a growing group of evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.
(RNS) An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which the program’s founder says has been distorted by extremists — Muslim and anti-Muslim alike. By Doug Stanglin / USA Today.