‘Sharia’ Doesn’t Mean What You Probably Think It Does, America


Salaam Bhatti debunks some of the most prevalent misunderstandings about Islam and oppression.

Does The Koran Endorse Apostasy Laws?


There is a lot of extremist speculation about Islamic Law. Kashif Chaudhry lays out the truth.

There is Good News About Somalia

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Social Justice Editor Wilhelm Cortez talks about his experience working with students from Somalia.

Explainer: What is ISIS and Where did it Come From?


Iraq is facing its most alarming crisis in years, at the hands of a relatively young jihadist group.

Do You Know How Religious Texts are Used to Justify Persecution?

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Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld has compiled the evidence to show us how it is done.

Extremist: Debunking Terrorism and Anti-Islam Extremism

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Qasim Rashid debunks an allegation by anti-Islam extremist Geert Wilder, and invites readers to join the fight for tolerance for all religions.

Chinese Muslims Freed From Guantanamo Ten Years After Being Found Innocent

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10 years after the US military realized they weren’t terrorists, these men are finally being granted their freedom.

Federal Court Says Oklahoma Cannot Write Anti-Islamic Bigotry Into State Constitution


Foreign law bans have already been enacted in Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arizona, while a related ban on the enforcement of “any religious code” has been enacted in South Dakota.

Saudi Web Activist Sentenced to 600 Lashes and 7 Years in Prison for Posting Liberal Content

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Raif Badawi was originally charged with apostasy, or abandonment of religion, which is a crime in Saudi Arabia that is punishable by the death penalty.

Meet a Muslim Person (Video)

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Adam, Sheikh, and Abdullah of TrueStoryASA bring us another video to spread smiles when they stand on a busy street with a sign that reads, “Meet a Muslim Person.”

HuffPost Live: Decapitating Extremism (VIDEO)

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Mike Sacks discusses the attack in Woolwich, London, and extremism with a panel of experts on Islam and the Quran.

To Defend a Terrorist


Tamar Birckhead reflects on representing the shoe bomber and, now, on helping those who represent the Boston bomb suspect.

Who Is Greater?

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What makes someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev vulnerable to radicalization? A Muslim American parent of two young men asks a question that strikes close to home.

Our Dangerous Wish to Simplify the Atrocious

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We have a natural wish to make sense of the unfathomable, but the unfathomable isn’t anything we can understand.

Hamas Cops Shaving Heads of Gaza’s Young Men

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This is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population.

NEWSER: AP Revises Rule on Use of ‘Islamist’

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The AP style guide now says the term should only be used to describe someone who thinks society should follow the rules of Islam.