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Islam In America

Islam In America

Editorial Commentary from the New York Times

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“The anti-Islam video that set off attacks against American embassies and violent protests in the Muslim world was a convenient fuse for rage. Deeper forces are at work in those societies, riven by pent-up anger over a lack of jobs, economic stagnation and decades of repression by previous Arab governments.”

Thus begins an editorial in The New York Times.

More:

“The anti-American extremists who murdered Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three of his colleagues in Benghazi, Libya, or went on rampages in other cities have reinforced the worst fears of those who see Muslims mainly through a prism of intolerance and hate. The extremists have also done serious damage to their economies; tourism and businesses cannot grow in chaos and insecurity.”

You can read it all here.

What do you think?

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Sometimes the Only Solution is Humor

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Check out these great photos of “Muslim rage” and you’ll see what I mean:

Gawker.com gives the “controversy” the seriousness it deserves.

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Salman Rushdie

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Sir Salman Rushdie has said he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of ‘fear and nervousness’.”

Read the whole BBC story here.

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War Crimes in Syria

posted by Suzy Shuraym

According to Reuters, “United Nations human rights investigators said on Monday [17 September 2012] they had drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and military units suspected of committing war crimes who ought to be prosecuted.”

What can American Muslims do about the violence in Syria?

What can American Muslims do to help the refugees who have fled to Lebanon and Turkey?

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