Reza Aslan, an author and scholar of religion, has established himself as a familiar face and voice on American television, the go-to guy for commentary on the Islamic world, and he embodies all the right stuff: youthful good looks, depth of knowledge and the kind of media savvy...
Sen. Boxer forcefully defends Israel, refutes divide amongst Democratic voters
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Well-known Turkish Jewish couple found murdered
Israeli PM deletes controversial ISIS tweet
CBS to adapt British sitcom about Jewish family
David Gregory’s Jewish book plans
Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict
Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark
August 7, 2013 | 10:03 am
April 23, 2013 | 5:22 pm
David Suissa bemoans the "fact" that Muslims are not self-critical, nor do they condemn terror attacks loudly enough.
So for general edification I spent 5 minutes on Google and came up with this list.
April 23, 2013 | 2:52 pm
This past week, three of Robin Abcarian's Perspective columns in the Los Angeles Times concerned the "new worries" of some American Muslims that the "torrent of post-9/11 harassment and hysteria will be repeated." Abcarian started writing about these "worries" even before the...
April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm
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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...
May 16, 2012 | 3:01 pm
A rabbi based in Southern California who is running for U.S. Senate has come under fire for anti-Islamic comments that were captured on video.
In the video, Rabbi Nachum Shifren, who is known as the “Surfing Rabbi,” was seen telling a cheering audience in San Mateo, “I am an...
May 2, 2012 | 10:09 am
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November 15, 2009 | 5:47 pm
Tunku Varadarajan is no journalistic lightweight. A former managing editor for the Wall Street Journal, the clinical professor of business at NYU made an argument in his Forbes column last week that probably left most Muslim Americans, not to mention many non-Muslim Americans,...
November 11, 2009 | 9:54 pm
Why do I go to law school? Well, it’s not so I can spend the day off in the library basement outlining torts. But maybe it’s for the story tips. Like this one from Sara, who picked up on a clip from “The O’Reilly Factor” during which Big Bill said “Islam is the problem.”
November 11, 2009 | 7:42 pm
November 4, 2009 | 9:40 pm
The Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law has a great panel starting in about 15 minutes that I, sadly, won’t be able to attend. (It’s that time of the year: Yep, UCLA basketball is back.) The panel’s title is “Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Legal Discourse and Practice...
May 26, 2009 | 5:34 pm
“Angels & Demons” has followed in the controversial tradition of Dan Brown’s first book to be turned into a film, “The Da Vinci Code.” Particularly, we’ve heard that it’s anti-Catholic rubbish. But is it also soft on Muslims terrorists?
I haven’t seen the film yet, but that didn’t...
May 21, 2009 | 7:52 pm
The four Muslim men arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to bomb New York synagogues and shoot down a plane with a SCUD missile “wanted to commit jihad,” New York police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
“More information about their motives I’m sure will be developed as the...
January 5, 2009 | 11:54 am
The Netherlands are still trying to figure out how to handle the “Islamization” of society. Moving to ban burkas on college campuses was, I would say, a bad idea. But today’s installation of a Moroccan-born Muslim moderate as mayor of Rotterdam, Europe’s busiest port city,...
January 2, 2009 | 4:17 pm
If you’ve seen “Harold and Kumar 2: Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” or if you’ve watched the trailer above, you can imagine how this whole scene went down. The end result is a familiar one: a family full of observant Muslims, meaning the men sported beards and the women wore...
December 8, 2008 | 7:13 pm
Lewis Black talks about being able to make jokes when President-elect Barack Obama moves into the White House. Though he’s glad to be getting rid of Bush—that’s obvious—Black is not optimistic about “change.”
“When you are 60, hope has passed you by. ... I think hope is really...
November 26, 2008 | 9:03 pm
Briefs: Jews, Muslims join to combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; Elie Wiesel's 'Night' now in Farsi
November 26, 2008 | 4:35 pm
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October 28, 2008 | 2:14 pm
I found this image on Bill Lobdell’s blog. Lobdell’s no nut, but he does live in Orange County, so it goes without saying that he is surrounded by many. (Come on, some of my best friends live in Orange County.) A friend of his wife evoked the cartoon with this e-mail:
October 20, 2008 | 5:43 pm
This video, from the American News Project, shows an Islamophobe attacking Muslim supporters of John McCain:
At a John McCain rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, three people handed out “Obama for Change” bumper stickers with the Communist sickle and hammer and the Islamic crescent,...
October 19, 2008 | 9:04 pm
Not lost in Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama were the former secretary of state’s remarks about Muslim Americans.
“I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, ‘Well, you know that Mr....
October 13, 2008 | 4:16 pm
September 24, 2008 | 1:57 pm
This post from Islamophobia Watch will make your stomach turn:
A computer game in which players control an American soldier sent to “wipe out the Muslim race” has been condemned as offensive and tasteless by a British Muslim group. The goal of Muslim Massacre, which can be...
August 8, 2008 | 12:12 pm
Don’t let the headline fool you. The only assassination attempt is on Affad Shaikh’s character.
You’ve probably never heard of Shaikh; he’s not mentioned on Wikipedia. He is an American Muslim about my age, born in Pakistan and living in Orange County, where he serves as civil...
August 6, 2008 | 3:33 pm