AMES, Iowa – Craig Anderson is no political scientist. But the Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University could have predicted voter support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand.
Months before the presidential campaign, Anderson and his colleagues conducted a series of studies to gauge the influence of media coverage portraying Muslims as terrorists. According to their results, published in the journal Communication Research, there is a link between negative media stories of Muslims and support for military action and restrictions against Muslims. ..more: news.iastate.
Looking forward, the only way we — Muslims and non-Muslims — are going to conquer misinformation and extremism, is by working together. We can build peace, but we must build it together. If you are ready to build, then here are 16 simple ways you can support your fellow American Muslims in 2016…more: huffington
“We are here today to be supportive of our Muslim friends, our brothers and sisters, and to share with our community that we will stand with all members of our community,” Rabbi Amy Bigman, of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, said during a news conference. “And we will not back down in the face of hate or anything negative said about one of our brothers or sisters.” LANSINGSTATEJOURNAL.COM
Since the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, news stories with negative portrayals of Muslims have dominated the media. This negative coverage is made more problematic when right-wing news channels fail to explicitly distinguish between radical Islam and the interpretation of Islam that is…RAWSTORY.COM
Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.
More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.
The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more: .masslive.
“These words stand for things I believe in and it seemed like a good opportunity to represent these values and support our diverse community,” said resident Will Jones, whose sign read: “Peace. Love. Compassion. Acceptance. No more fear.” Community and business leaders, local residents and members of other faith communities gathered in the mosque’s courtyard after the afternoon prayer had ended, some clutching homemade signs and holding them up high to face the constant stream of traffic on Walnut Street…MORE:
I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world.
After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others.
As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone…MORE: .nytimes
Seven national Orthodox Jewish groups filed a Supreme Court brief in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to wear a head scarf at work.
The brief was filed by attorney Nathan Lewin of Lewin & Lewin, LLP of Washington D.C. for a case that is expected to be heard in February or March of next ye ar on whether an applicant’s failure to give explicit notice that she is a practicing Muslim who wears a head scarf at work allowed clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to reject her application, saying it was in violation of the company dress code …more: jewishjournal.
WASHINGTON (Aug. 2, 2014)–A lawyer representing Tariq Abu Khdeir said Fridaythat “there is a lot of support” from officials in Washington for the 15-year-old and his family. more http://mondoweiss.net/
US lawmakers legalise indefinite detention A new US law declares the world a battlefield, making virtually anyone vulnerable to indefinite military detention. D. Parvaz While it’s known that the US has used indefinite detention of suspects in its “war on…