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Muslim-Americans Raise Money for Victims in Portland Train Attack

Two groups of Muslim-Americans have raised more than $500,000 for the victims of last week’s Portland train attack.

The campaign, Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes, says it wishes to “respond to hate with love, to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action.”
Taliesin Myrddin…MORE: cnn.com

Bill Maher’s horrible excuse: Why his defense of Islamophobia just doesn’t make any sense!!!

Bill Maher’s horrible excuse: Why his defense of Islamophobia just doesn’t make any sense

For all his odes to liberal ideals, Maher’s latest effort to demonize Muslims reveals a disturbing, illiberal truth.

….In his interview with CNN, Aslan, a professor of religion, was forced into an apologetic stance in whichbilllll he sought to elicit a recognition that Muslims are diverse in their outlooks and beliefs, despite being persistently dismissed by both skeptical CNN interviewers.

The discussion subsequently continued without Aslan, his voice having largely been ignored until that point anyway, but what was telling was that his contribution was recast as a hostile and angry response by a third CNN presenter, Chris Cuomo: “His tone was angry. He wound up kind of demonstrating what people are fearful about when they think of the faith in the first place, which is the hostility of it.”  more:  salon.

The 'new' Rhetoric of Islamophobia

Islamophobes in and outside Congress are claiming that a mass ‘radicalisation’ of American Muslims is taking place. US Rep. Peter King (R-NY) – formerly an ardent supporter of the IRA – has been making no distinctions between the average Muslim layman and a radical [Getty]…

What if Jared Loughner were a Muslim?

By Dean Obeidallah, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Dean Obeidallah is an award-winning Arab-American comedian who has appeared on various TV shows including Comedy Central’s “Axis of Evil” special, ABC’s “The View,” CNN’s “What the Week” and “The Joy Behar Show.”…