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  • Anti-Muslim hate at McCain rally

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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,...

  • Powell: Keeping Muslims out of White House isn’t American

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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....

  • Fisher-Price doll promotes Islam?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 13, 2008 | 4:16 pm

    See that Aryan face? That’s the Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n’ Coo. And believe it or not, that doll is a Muslim emissary.

    OK, I don’t believe it. I’m not sure what this doll actually is saying, but I doubt it’s “Islam is the light.” Mattel, which owns dollmaker Fisher-Price, claims the...

  • Video game promotes exterminating Muslims

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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...

  • The Muslim assassination plot and President Bush

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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...

  • ‘24’  producer Howard Gordon : Our only politics is to have an exciting show

    By Tom Tugend

    August 6, 2008 | 3:33 pm

    Howard Gordon, 47, is an Emmy Award winner and executive producer of the hit action series, "24," which portrays the life of Jack Bauer, an agent in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Counter Terrorist Unit.

    Later this year, the American Jewish Congress, Western Region will give...

  • Muslim advocates react to New Yorker’s Obama cover

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 14, 2008 | 6:28 pm

    It didn’t take a genius to realize that Muslim Americans would be the folks most offended by the New Yorker’s cover this week, which depicts Barack Obama as a Muslim fundamentalists and his wife as an AK-47-toting revolutionary, bumping fists in the Oval Office as the American flag...

  • Muslim women barred from picture with Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2008 | 3:22 pm

    Watch the bouncing ball:

    Two Muslim women at Barack Obama’s rally in Detroit on Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women’s headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate.

    The campaign...

  • Summer reading: ‘No god but God’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 26, 2008 | 11:05 am


    At the used book store this weekend, I stumbled across Reza Aslan’s “No god but God,” a book I have wanted to read, and not simply because it sounds like the slogan I used to use for this blog (“There is no god blog but The God Blog”).

    I neglected to buy it, settling only for a...

  • U.S. prez says Islam ‘fanatic and fraudulent’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 19, 2008 | 2:49 pm

    Not that president. But give me a second to mention this week’s paper first.

    I like The Jewish Journal‘s cover for Israel@60 because it shows some of the diversity of Israeli society. Inside is the thickest issue we’ve published since at least High Holy Days, and quite a few notable...

  • The new Muslim smear for Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 13, 2008 | 1:30 am

    I made a mistake Monday morning. I should have read that Edward Luttwak op-ed on Barack Obama the Muslim apostate that I linked to here but didn’t discuss. As the day dragged on, my Google Reader filled up with a few RSS feeds attacking the bankruptcy of Luttwak’s argument that...

  • A closer look at Islamophobia

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 28, 2008 | 11:15 am

    Andrea Elliott won a Pulitzer last year for her amazing series “Imam in America.” In today’s New York Times, she tells another powerful story about American Muslims. Her subject is Debbie Almontaser, who last year started an academy that would teach Arabic to its students, Arab...

  • A world without Islam

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 22, 2008 | 9:45 am

    Religion scholar Martin Marty—pushing back against an article in Foreign Policy that asks “What if Islam had never existed?”—cites a plenitude of religion-fueled conflicts that have had nothing to do with Islam. He concludes with the fact that great atrocities of the 20th century...

  • Vandals attack Muslim graves in France

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 7, 2008 | 4:26 pm

    Vandals desecrated 148 Muslim graves in France’s biggest war cemetery, hanging a pig’s head from one tombstone and daubing slogans insulting France’s Muslim justice minister, officials said Sunday.

    President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed “profound outrage” at the “sordid” attack on the...

  • The tale of three former terrorists

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 11, 2008 | 12:47 pm

    InFocus is a relatively new monthly newspaper for the Muslim community in Southern California that circulates 25,000 copies to Muslim businesses and mosques. In the same way that one would expect Jewish publications to be pro-Israel, it is clearly pro-Palestinian and uses the...

  • A pig named Muhammad, er, Bill Keller

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 3, 2007 | 1:47 pm

    I’m on deadline right now and procrastinating, so I just started visiting the blogs I read daily and found this ditty from Dallas:

    Contributing to the civil discourse in the world, a publicity-seeking Christian preacher responded to the Sudanese persecution of a teacher whose class...

  • Muslim rumors hurt Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 29, 2007 | 4:05 pm

    The Forward reported this month that presidential candidates and major Muslim American organizations were keeping each other at arms’ length. Today, The Washington Post says questions about Islam keep dogging Barack Obama, who, in fact, is a member of an ultra-liberal Christian...

  • Coulter speaks at USC

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 25, 2007 | 10:56 am

    Ann Coulter spoke at USC last night as part of “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.” Luke Ford was there:

    Half the crowd rose to give Ann a standing ovation when she walked in and 95% of the crowd rose to applaud her at the end.

    About 30 protesters held up placards and chanted against bigotry outside. “Down with Coulter, stop the war!”

    “Hey hey, ho ho, racist bitch has got to go!”



    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 9, 2007 | 6:22 pm

    Posters appeared all over the George Washington University campus yesterday morning blaring the message: “HATE MUSLIMS? SO DO WE!!!”

    Campus police moved quickly to remove the fliers, university leaders began investigating how they got there and student groups met last night to...

  • Another neocon working for Giuliani

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 30, 2007 | 3:14 pm

    Look who Ken Silverstein found on Rudy Giuliani’s presidential candidate roster: Daniel Pipes.

    Pipes has been attacked by Muslim organizations as a fear-mongering Islamophobic fascist. But this comment from Pipes in a story I wrote about young American Muslims sympathetic to...

  • From my inbox: ‘Rag head go home’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 28, 2007 | 3:19 pm

    Islamophobia is a favorite topic of The God Blog. Add this report from CAIR, which just arrived in my inbox, to the list:

    The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) reported today that racist slurs were spray-painted on a car stolen from a...

  • Britons aren’t Islamophobic but Semitophobic

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 24, 2007 | 3:59 pm

    I’ve written a bit about Muslim fears of growing Islamophobia, but Emanuele Ottolenghi, director of the Transatlantic Institute and a regular contributor to the Commentary blog Contentions, says there is a more disturbing trend in the United Kingdom:

    A recent poll now offers us a...

  • It’s hip to be anti-Muslim

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 14, 2007 | 1:36 pm

    Those aren’t my views, but according to a report today by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, they belong to an increasing number of Americans. The “Presumption of Guilt” study reported that anti-Muslim incidents increased 25 percent last year, with California accounting for...

  • ‘The Terrorists Next Door?’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 11, 2007 | 11:10 am

    It’s a scary time to be an American Muslim. Islamophobia is more pervasive now than it was in the wake of 9/11. Those sentiments could have only been heightened Tuesday when the government announced it was charging six foreign-born “radical Islamists” with plotting to attack Jersey’s...

  • War on Islam

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2007 | 11:18 am

    NotATerrorist.jpgIt doesn’t matter what rhetorical polishing President Bush’s team has done to market the “War on Terror.” Outside the United States, it’s perceived as an effort to undermine—even attack—Islam, according to a report by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a research group affiliated with the...

  • More e-mail

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 12, 2007 | 6:01 pm

    I’ve been getting a lot of response to my article in today’s Daily News about Islamophobia. Here is another gem, with added emphasis in bold:

    Why do so many Jews in the U.S., continue to apologize and making excuses for radical Islam. Here’s a group of people who want to marginalize...

  • Islamophobia

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 12, 2007 | 12:20 pm

    Snuke.jpgAn episode of “South Park” last month (a clip is available here and the entire episode here) offered a true pearl of religious-persecution wisdom. The premise of the entire show, in which a rally for Hillary “Hildog” Clinton is disrupted by a dirty bomb that has been slipped inside...

  • Mideast Fighting Strains Fragile Interfaith Ties

    By Marc Ballon

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For more than three decades, Rabbi Allen Krause has believed in the power of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, especially between Jews and Muslims. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the head rabbi of Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo offered to have members of his congregation guard...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Hier, Pope Talk at Vatican

    During a private audience at the Vatican, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Pope Benedict XVI last week to lead a "coalition of the good" against international terrorism and threats from Iran.

    The pope did not respond directly to the plea by...

  • Blasts Bring Fear of Anti-Semitism Rise

    By Daniella Peled

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders have vowed they will work to combat any rise in racial tensions following the London bombings, amid fears that the attacks may lead to increased anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

    "Certainly when there have been attacks in the past, we've seen a spike in anti-Semitism...

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