Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Attacker Stabbed a Catholic Priest While Shouting : ‘You are Muslim or Hindu… I will kill you.’

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Australian Police have arrested the attacker of the Indian priest, who was stabbed in Melbourne, and charged him with attempt to murder.

“Our Consulate officials met Father Mathew in the hospital. The police have arrested the attacker and charged him with attempt to murder,” Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Monday…more:  thenewsminute.com

Washington Post: Yes, the media do underreport some terrorist attacks. Just not the ones most people think of.

In a recent study, we found that the news media do not cover all terrorist attacks the same way. Rather, they give drastically more coverage to attacks by Muslims, particularly foreign-born Muslims — even though those are far less common than other kinds of terrorist attacks.

Here’s how we defined terrorism and measured the coverage. We first looked at all attacks in the United States between 2011 and 2015, as listed in the Global Terrorism Database. The GTD defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation.”…more:  .washingtonpost.com

Where Did All The Jewish People Go?

“Everywhere around the world. They’re coming to America.
Every time that flag’s unfurled. They’re coming to America.
Got a dream to take them there. They’re coming to America.
Got a dream they’ve come to share. They’re coming to America.”. 
— Neil Diamond, America

The words of the song express the hopes and dreams of all immigrants –- or at least we think they do. Some of us. Some of us don’t. Some of us have a different idea of what the dream is, of what America is…more:  forward.com