(RNS) “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” This was the Islamist poem quoted by the mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, in December 1997. Charged with using inflammatory speech, he was ejected from office and sentenced to jail by the Ankara High Court. Today, […]
Articles tagged “Islamophobia”
(RNS) Lego is defending its Star Wars-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after recently being accused of racism by a Turkish cultural group.
(RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two Tea Party congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that Muslim voters are a political force to be reckoned with. By Omar Sacirbey.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community. By David Yonke.
(RNS) Green was the favorite color of Islam’s founder Prophet Muhammad, so it seems fitting that the world’s latest Muslim superhero has joined a small but diverse circle who have donned the Green Lantern ring. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf reflects on why America is a Shariah-compliant nation, why Islamophobia has increased in the 10 years since the 9/11 attacks, and why the turmoil over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque'' actually increased America's standing in the Muslim world. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) When U.S. diplomats are looking to improve the image of the U.S. in the Muslim world, are they spending too much time overseas? Some experts say the opinions of Muslim immigrants and students here at home are far more influential. By Omar Sacirbey.
Nationwide, candlelight vigils for the victims of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. are responding to violence with peace – and symbolic meals.
(RNS) Attempts to favor one faith — historically Protestant Christianity — over others in the public square are doomed to fail in the new religious America of the 21st century. But that won't stop many in the majority from trying. By Charles C. Haynes.