Archive for the 'Islam' Category

Open Thread – Juan Williams Fired by NPR for comments on Fox

By mw | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Islam, Media

Juan Williams comments betrayed irrational bigotry toward Muslims, but not maliciously so. He should have had an opportunity to acknowledge the mistake and keep his job. That said, I understand and appreciate that any media outlet or broadcast entertainment organization, whether public or private, are well within their purview to dismiss on-air talent who make public statements that alienates their audience, subscribers, and advertisers.

October 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

New York City Mosque To Move To…New York City

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, New York, New York City, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense, Religion

I refuse to call it the Ground Zero mosque because, well, it’s not at Ground Zero. It’s close, but it’s not at the site…which I think most people who opposed it think it is. But here’s the thing…looks like it’s moving to another part of the city. From Haaretz: After weeks of heated debate over […]

August 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Video Of Obama’s Speech To The Muslim World

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Obama, Video

When has a President this early on in his first term made such an ambitious speech? As I said before, I thought it was historic. Because finally an American president has said publicly (and forcefully) that Israel needs to modify their behavior too. That’s huge. And regardless of what the right wing will say, that’s […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

On Right Wing Reaction To Obama’s Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Israel, Obama

Jeffrey Goldberg’s words, my thoughts… An African-American President with Muslim roots stands before the Muslim world and defends the right of Jews to a nation of their own in their ancestral homeland, and then denounces in vociferous terms the evil of Holocaust denial, and right-wing Israelis go forth and complain that the President is unsympathetic […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Differences

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Israel, Obama, Quotes

“So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end.” – Obama in his speech to the Muslim […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Obama in Cairo

By Debate Wise | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Islam, Israel, Obama

Obama has arrived in Cairo to give a major speech that is expected to focus on improving ties with the Islamic world. One speech alone is obviously not going to be enough. The Islamic world is angry enough with the West that they are unlikely to suddenly forgive us just because the US has a […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day – Fanatics

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, Palin, Quotes, Religion

“Whatever titles we give these murderers, both deserve our attention. Violence like that is no way to solve a political dispute nor a religious one. And the fanatics on all sides do great disservice when they confuse dissention with rage and death.” – Sarah Palin on the similarities between the Tiller and Long shootings Credit […]

June 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Army Recruiter Killed By Islamic Extremist?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, Military, Terrorism

Awful news out of Little Rock, Arkansas… A man with “political and religious motives” killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center, police said. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme. […] William Long, 24, of Conway, […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Obama’s Al-Arabiya Interview

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Islam, Video

Given that his first call as President was to the President of the Palestinian Authority and his first official sit down interview with any news outlet as President is with an Arab station, it sends a pretty powerful message right off the bat that this administration is ready to reengage in the peace process in […]

January 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Extreme Modernism

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Iran, Islam, Obama, Political Graffiti


January 26th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »