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Bill O’Reilly smacked down for Islamophobic “Watters’ World” segment he mistakenly claims is “satire”

Bill O'Reilly smacked down for Islamophobic "Watters' World" segment he mistakenly claims is "satire" Earlier this week, “The O’Reilly Factor” featured another roving report by the vile Jesse Watters, in which he wandered around the majority Muslim city of Dearborn, Michigan asking people leading questions and “cleverly” editing their answers to make them sound like extremists — of either the good, American variety or the bad Islamic one…MORE:  salon.

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

jeffersons_quran-620x412At a time when most Americans were uninformed, misinformed, or simply afraid of Islam, Thomas Jefferson imagined Muslims as future citizens of his new nation. His engagement with the faith began with the purchase of a Qur’an eleven years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s Qur’an survives still in the Library of Congress, serving as a symbol of his and early America’s complex relationship with Islam and its adherents. That relationship remains of signal importance to this day….more  .salon

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.

A leading Evangelical magazine is calling for the destruction of Islam. It’s not the outlier we might like to think

Why right-wing Christians are actively promoting genocide

A leading Evangelical magazine is calling for the destruction of Islam. It’s not the outlier we might like to think

Why right-wing Christians are actively promoting genocide

Recently, Charisma magazine, a major media outlet for evangelical and Pentecostal Christians, published an open call to genocide. The article in question, titled “Why I Am Absolutely Islamaphobic” [sic] and written by Gary Cass, begins with the premise that “every true follower of Mohammed” wants to “subjugate and murder” non-Muslims, and therefore it’s impossible for Christians to live together peacefully with them.more salon.com