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  • Taking on Islam

    By David Suissa

    September 27, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    It’s not exactly true that Jews have nothing to do with the controversy surrounding the anti-Islam video that has sparked riots in the Muslim world, along with a furious debate about the limits of free speech.

    There is a Jew behind this story. His name is Joseph Burstyn.

    ...
  • Opinion: Islamic leaders must call out hatemongers

    September 25, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In 1935, a trial was held in Bern, Switzerland, in which two individuals were being prosecuted for distributing the notorious anti-Semitic document “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.” At the trial, witness after witness came forward testifying to the fraudulent nature of...

  • ‘Savage’ jihad ad debuts in New York City subway

    September 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

    The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom...

  • Actress sues California man behind anti-Muslim film

    September 19, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    An actress in an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world sued a California man linked to its production on Wednesday for fraud and slander, saying she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube.

    Actress Cindy Lee...

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  • N.Y. transit authority weighs options on anti-Islam subway ad

    September 19, 2012 | 10:01 am

    New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is considering its options after a U.S. District Court ordered the authority to run an advertisement that reads "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

    The MTA's quandary comes in the wake of recent protests in Arab countries and in...

  • In anti-Islam movie furor, fears that a filmmaker’s lies have legs

    September 16, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

    Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern...

  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

  • Islam navigates the shoals of extremism

    June 27, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Which is the more serious problem today: Islamic extremism or anti-Islamic bigotry?

    The latest contribution to this debate comes from The Nation, the leading magazine of America’s left, in its current special edition on “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic.” Its...

  • June 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2012 | 1:52 am

    Noteworthy

    Waking from the Democratic Dream

    Writing in the National Interest, Robert W. Merry calls on the US to understand that the culture of Middle Eastern Islam does not encourage the evolution of democratic norms.

    Americans can’t fathom the power of the Islamic idea that...

  • Italian convert to Islam arrested on terror charges

    April 24, 2012 | 10:13 am

    An Italian convert to Islam arrested for suspected links to terrorism was connected to a suspect who planned to bomb Milan’s main synagogue.

    Andrea Campione, 28, who worked in a picture frame factory, was arrested in the Adriatic seacoast town of Pesaro on Monday during an...

  • Shahs Of Sunset – Poppa Can You Hear Me?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 11, 2012 | 9:27 am

    It’s a drag this season is only 6 shows because we are just starting to get into it and they will be gone.  It’s been interesting to meet these people and I hope when they return for season two, Ryan Seacrest lets go of the fake situations and just lets it flow.  These people are...

  • February 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 13, 2012 | 5:08 am

    Obama’s Dangerous Game With Iran

    In an in-depth article for the Daily Beast, Daniel Klaidman, Eli Lake and Dan Ephron look at the evolution and choreography of the current administration’s policy on Iran.

    Israeli officials now insist that Obama has undergone what they regard as...

  • Tunisian president calls on Jews to return

    December 19, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    The interim president of Tunisia called for its Jews to return, although it was not clear if he was reflecting the Islamist-led coalition.

    President Moncef Marzouki met Monday with Haim Bittan, the chief rabbi to the country’s remaining 1,500 Jews, The Associated Press reported.

    ...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill Islamic Jihad member

    December 7, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Air Force killed a Palestinian gunman in Gaza.

    The Islamic Jihad member was killed, and five comrades wounded, after midnight Wednesday in airstrikes that Israel said prevented terrorists from firing rockets across the border. The Palestinians said Israeli ground forces...

  • Islamists seek to extend gains in Egypt run-off vote

    December 5, 2011 | 1:10 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s party will seek to extend a lead over hardline Islamists in run-offs in Egypt’s parliamentary vote Monday, with liberal parties struggling to hold their ground in a political landscape redrawn by the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

    The Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Pollsters probe depths of American fear at Museum of Tolerance’s pre-9/11 event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 9:15 am

    A new national poll unveiled at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on Sep. 7 finds Americans are worried about a nuclear Iran, afraid that China presents a military threat to the United States and concerned about the possibility of Islamic terror attacks perpetrated by American-born...

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators counter Islamist march in Berlin

    August 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Berlin’s annual anti-Israel Islamist march, the Al Quds Day demonstration, drew pro-Israel counter-protesters to the streets of former West Berlin.

    Police spokesperson Michael Gassen told JTA that about 600 Islamist demonstrators and about 300 pro-Israel protesters were kept well...

  • Why Congressman Peter King is making a mistake

    March 9, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    We are, respectively, an imam and an Orthodox rabbi. Last month, our two congregations initiated a series of joint gatherings to enable our people to get to know one another, and study our respective sacred texts together. We were motivated simply by the recognition that the...

  • Understanding Shariah finance and Islamic banking in American finance

    February 23, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    The Middle East, with its exotic tropical sirocco winds, is also now the haven and leader of a new form of finance that is enticing the world with the alluring scent of its petrodollars. Substantial profits are to be made, and gold plated Bentleys, mansions on the Palm Jumerah...

  • Israel kills Gaza terrorist in targeted attack

    January 11, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    An operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization involved in planning a massive attack on Israel was killed in a targeted attack, the Israeli military reported.

    Mohammed Najar, 25, was hit by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday while he was driving a motorcycle in the southern Gaza...

  • UCI upholds sanction on Muslim Student Union

    September 7, 2010 | 1:02 pm

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has upheld its decision to sanction its Muslim Student Union (MSU), though it cut short the group’s yearlong suspension to four months. The group may not officially use university facilities during the fall 2010 quarter, recruit new...

  • Quest for spiritual truth guides US woman to Sufi Islam

    May 21, 2010 | 11:34 am

    From VoiceofAmerica.com:

    For many people, the word ‘Islam’ conjures up images of violence, suicide bombings and holy war. But not for Maryam Kabeer Faye, a Jewish-born American. She believes the religion she adopted after a long spiritual journey represents peace, love and mercy.

    Kabeer Faye describes her transformative experience, from her Jewish roots to Sufi Islam, in her recent book, “Journey through Ten Thousand Veils:the Alchemy of Transformation on the Sufi Path.”

    Read the full article at VoiceofAmerica.com.

  • A Muslim and a Jew board a boat ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 1, 2010 | 2:20 am

    It’s not surprising that this gem from The Lonely Island was nominated for best rap song. It’s just too bad it didn’t win. Sorry Beasties, but Andy Samberg has gotta be the best rapping Jew not named Matisyahu.

    Additionally, this Digital Short is great for religious co-existence. Samberg is Jewish, Akiva Schaffer is (?) and T-Pain is Muslim. Seriously, he is.

  • Marketing for Muslim money

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 31, 2010 | 5:15 pm

    Three years ago AdWeek ran a column that argued it was time to start marketing to U.S. Muslims and capitalizing on $170 billion of annually disposable income. Few paid heed, but it looks like Best Buy, which ran a “Happy Eid al-Adha” ad before Thanksgiving, did:

    Best Buy is...

  • British military using ‘Jesus guns’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 19, 2010 | 8:58 pm

    You’ve heard, more than once, “praise the Lord and pass the ammunition,” but this report from the Daily Mail is on another level:

    British soldiers in Afghanistan are to be issued with guns inscribed with references to passages from the Bible -  risking handing a propaganda...

  • Forced marriage too common among foreign-born Brits

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 10, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    The headline from this story from the Times of London is stomach-turning: “Special protection order saves nine-year-olds from forced marriage.”

    The nine-year-olds were among 86 females granted the civil safeguards in the 12 months since the forced marriage protection orders were...

  • Putting the Swiss ban on minarets in context

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 1, 2009 | 3:20 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the Swiss vote Sunday to ban the building of minarets, the towers above mosques from which the call to prayer goes out.

    The New York Times led its story with “In a vote that displayed a widespread anxiety about Islam and undermined the country’s...

  • Meet Burka Barbie

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 23, 2009 | 10:38 pm

    Barbie in a burka? You better believe it:

    Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby’s for Save The Children.

    ‘I know Barbie was something seen as bad before as an image for girls, but in actual fact the message with Barbie for women is you can be whatever you want to be.’

    Read the rest, and check out a few photos, here.

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