Islam In America

Islam In America

In San Francisco?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Over the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields–the sides of the city’s buses.

“Purchased by the pro-Israeli American Freedom Defense Initiative, the most recent set of ads show inflammatory, anti-gay quotations from Muslims like controversial cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and U.K. radio personality Sister Ruby Ramadan.”

Read more here: Muslim-Themed Anti-Gay Ads Coming Soon To San Francisco Buses

Islamophobia still has its place at CPAC

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Though, for the most part, the fringiest conservatives were shut out of [the Conservative Political Action Conference] CPAC this year, one unofficial panel hosted by Breitbart.com did not disappoint, bringing out “The Uninvited” anti-Islam activists for a panel on national security. Speaking to a packed room, Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, talked of the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of America, and, more imminently, of the CPAC conference.”

Read the rest here.

Is it possible to be a conservative Republican and an American Muslim?

AFID “Anti-Jihad” Ads on MUNI Buses in SF

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“The ad shows Osama bin Laden and the burning twin towers. The tag line says, ‘That’s his jihad, what’s yours?’ The campaign is the latest from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which says it is educating America about what it calls the ‘greatest danger facing this country’,” writes Carolyn Tyler for KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Read the news article here: San Francisco leaders denounce Muni ads as anti-Muslim

Have you seen one of these ads? What do you think?

IntraFaith Code of Honor

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“We Muslims cannot let events which took place 1,400 years ago and created these labels be the demise of our community today,” said Dr. Maher Hathout, Senior Adviser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington, DC .

“These attacks are forbidden and a violation of Islam. The senseless murder of Shia must stop, and it is past time for political and religious leaders to step in to forbid and stop this slaughter, and hold the perpetrators accountable.”

Agree? Disagree?

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