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The Problem with Dividing
‘Good Muslims’ from ‘Bad Muslims’

| June 14, 2017

The “good Muslims” support those “war on terror” policies that result in the expansion of violence against mostly innocent people. The “bad ones” don’t — and are called terrorists.

Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

| April 23, 2017

Both versions of that order, now held up in the courts, would have indefinitely banned all migration from Syria — and suspended refugee resettlement from everywhere.

A Country Unbecoming In the Age of Trump

| March 14, 2017

Immigrants targeted for prosecution or removal could be the people who built your house, picked the fruit for your breakfast, and tidied up the hotel room where you last stayed.

Florida House Moves to End Participation In Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

| February 16, 2017

The bill sponsor acknowledged there is no evidence terrorists have used the refugee program to enter Florida and that the withdrawal wouldn’t halt the federal government from locating refugees in the state.

Don’t Play Into Trump’s Hands on the Muslim Ban

| February 3, 2017

Dina El-Rifai, a Muslim woman, writes of being terrified, heartbroken, and outraged by Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.” But, she notes, The Obama administration’s wars were often justified through the demonization and dehumanization of Muslims.

Muslims In Palm Coast and Bunnell Still Feel Welcome Even as Political Rhetoric Snarls

| December 9, 2016

Only a handful of Muslim immigrants live in Palm Coast and Bunnell. They speak of their many years locally fondly, remembering only rare instances of discrimination in the past and a current atmosphere of neighborliness and acceptance.

Worse Than Trump: Gov. Scott Refuses to Disavow Claim that “Islam Hates Us”

| March 10, 2016

In an appearance on Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott refused to denounce Donald Trump’s claim the day before that “Islam hates us.” The smear on Florida is the latest of many lows in a lurid election season.

E Pluribus Un-American:
The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

| February 5, 2016

President Obama’s trip to a mosque to reassure American Muslims of their importance should have been unnecessary. It reveals how deep-seated prejudice remains, especially that of conservative Christians who claim to preach acceptance.

Fact-Check: When Jimmy Carter Threatened Iranian Students With Deportation

| December 9, 2015

Donald Trump’s call for excluding Muslim travel to the U.S. is being inaccurately compared to President Carter’s 1979 and 1980 orders regarding Iranian students and travelers during the Iranian hostage crisis.

“We Might Be One Terrorist Act Away From a Trump Presidency”

| December 7, 2015

A spectacular murder spree by Islamists could spook Americans enough to vote for the greatest fear-monger. Anything is possible, but Ian Buruma doesn’t believe American voters would be that stupid.

Muslim, Dark-Skinned, Geeky:
Ahmed Mohamed Had No Chance

| September 19, 2015

If there’s remaining doubt that it is subhuman to be a Muslim or an Arab in the United States, the imbecilic arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed over a clock puts the doubts to rest.

Reclaiming Islam’s Enlightenment From Its Fundamentalist Hijackers

| July 15, 2015

Granting that more than a few Muslims back the hijackers’ extremism, what is needed is cultural exchanges instead of armed, panicky overreactions,

Jews Then, Muslims Now: How Imprudent Judgments Desecrate Western Values

| July 9, 2015

To assume that all Muslims think alike because of their religious background, that they have “a mind” rather than individual thoughts, is as big a mistake as to assume to know the minds of Jews, Christians, or anyone else.

When Riots In Defense of Islam Are More Vile Than Any Parody of the Prophet

| September 15, 2012

“Innocence of Muslims” is a vile movie about Islam, but its movie maker had every right to make it, and it is far less vile than the murderous riots Muslim fundamentalists have launched as a result–or Mitt Romney’s political opportunism over the crisis.

The Bigotry of Expediency: Michelle Bachmann and Her Local Disciples

| July 22, 2012

Michelle Bachmann’s bigoted smear of Huma Abedin, the Hillary Clinton aide who happens to be a Muslim, about Abedin’s alleged Muslim Brotherhood connections, is a reflection of a pronounced reactionary-Republican rejection of evidence for ideological expediency.

John McCain vs. Michelle Bachmann: In Defense of Huma Abedin

| July 20, 2012

Michelle Bachmann and other conservatives suggested in a letter that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, of Pakistani descent, is a Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator. John McCain defended Abedin in a July 18 speech.

Florida’s Latest Stab at Sharia Law Fails, Barely, But May Not Be the Last

| March 14, 2012

A bill to ban Islamic or Sharia law’s application in state courts cleared the House and two Florida Senate committees easily, and would have gotten Gov. Rick Scott’s signature. It mirrors a concerted anti-Islamic campaign in at least 20 other states.

The Florida Family Association’s Un-Christian Jihad on TLC’s “All-American Muslim”

| January 6, 2012

In their war on TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” a few aberrant fools at the Florida Family Association are yearning for “No Muslims Allowed” signs everywhere and smearing this state’s reputation while drafting Lowe’s to their bigoted crusade.

CAIR-Off: Tea Party’s Daytona Beach Convention Mired in Islamophobic Controversy

| November 3, 2011

Pam Geller, an anti-Muslim blogger, is a speaker at this weekend’s tea party convention in Daytona Beach. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was invited to respond, then dis-invited.

Gainesville’s Rogue Pastor And the Limits of Free Speech: A Dissent

| April 3, 2011

First Amendment rights have their limits, argues Thomas Brown: Gainesville’s Pastor Jones should have been stopped from burning the Koran, which can be viewed as an act of terrorism expressly and imminently inciting violence.

Gainesville’s Terry Jones Did Not Murder 11 UN Workers and Afghans. Muslims Did.

| April 2, 2011

There is no comparison between Terry Jones of Gainesville’s Dove World Outreach burning the Koran and Muslim fanatics murdering 11 people in retaliation. Jones is a fanatic. He’s no murderer. And he deserves First Amendment protection.

Peter King’s Muslim McCarthyism

| March 11, 2011

U.S. Rep. Peter King’s homeland security hearings about Muslims and “radicalization” recall, beyond McCarthyism, a long American tradition of xenophobia and prejudice on the lunatic fringe. It’s not more broadly representative.

Mosque Madness and the Shame of New York

| September 3, 2010

As a model of understanding, New York City was once an American redemption. Relatively, anyway. Not anymore, as a majority of New Yorkers are joining the mob-like reaction against an Islamic center near Ground Zero.

Breaking His Silence, Obama Defends Mosque Near Ground Zero

| August 14, 2010

The president’s Ramadan speech at the White House was not as soaring as Mayor Bloomberg’s defense of the Islamic center in Lower Manhattan, but it was forceful and left no doubts about the president’s stance.

Opposition to the Mosque “At” Ground Zero Desecrates American Values

| August 1, 2010

Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and other reactionaries’ opposition to a mosque near ground zero offends liberty at the expense of the dead of 9/11.

From Times Square to Jacksonville:
When Terrorism Is a Double-Standard

| May 23, 2010

When the target of terrorism is recognizably American, it’s a national crisis. When the target of terrorism is a mosque in Jacksonville, nobody cares. Why is that?

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