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...
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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...
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...
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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 | 1:52 am
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
May 21, 2010 | 11:34 am
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.
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.
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...
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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...
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...
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.
November 22, 2009 | 5:00 pm
NPR had an interesting story last week about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s days as an American college student. He started at a small Baptist college in North Carolina. That meant chapel and Christian study for the son of an imam.
Then Mohammed moved on to North Carolina A&T State...