Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate? Redux

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Warren Blumenfeld’s second in a series of commentaries on the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” held recently in Garland, Texas.

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate?

In this Sept. 11, 2012 photo, anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller, speaks at a conference she organized entitled; ìStop Islamization of America,î in New York. An advertising campaign initiated by Gellerís group, ìThe American Freedom Defense Initiative,î will have its ads that equate foes of Israel with ìsavagesî appearing in 10 New York City subway stations after a federal judge ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put them up. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Pam Geller, Geert Wilders, and the caricature as an act of hate and bullying ––– Within two of the most prominent monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism and Islam, tradition dictates it blasphemous and highly insulting for any person to physically depict their G*d in Judaism, and the Prophet Muhammad in Islam, even positively or […]

Islam Requires Muslims To Protect Christians

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Kashif Chaudry on the true relationship between Christianity and Islam.

Chapel Hill Shooting: “American” Shouldn’t Come with Qualifiers

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Perpetrators of horrific crimes come from all cultures and all faiths, so do Americans.

Lives Matter

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How can we continue to accept the terrible loss of innocent lives?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Islam (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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This series in meant to increase openness, understanding, and personal reflection. The goal is not to change anyone’s mind; rather, the goal is to promote individual decision making based on thoughtful reflection.

The Way To Avenge The Prophet Of Islam Is To Spread Peace – Not By Killing People In His Name

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Dr. Abdul Alim demonstrates that through love and compassion comes the real avenging of the Holy Prophet of Islam.

Every Civilization Faces a Dark Age

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Spencer Pennington doesn’t fear Muslims, he fears Islamophobia.

Rethinking the #JeSuisCharlie Hashtag

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Patrick DeCarlo turns to history to explain why he supports freedom of speech for “Charlie Hebdo” but not their speech itself.

The City of Lights was Dimmed, but not Diminished. Free Speech was Violated, but not Silenced.

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Neal Brown believes that free speech is costly but worth the investment.

Taking the Religious Imagination Seriously

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Is it time to accept religion as a real motive force behind violent action in the world?

#NotInTheNameOfIslam Is One Conversation You Need to Hear

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Twitter is bringing us condemnations of today’s Paris attack from Muslim men and women. Will you listen?

Former Islamist Founds Gay-Friendly Mosque

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When the story broke about the world’s first “gay-friendly mosque,” it went viral. But the most interesting part of the story was unsaid: the man behind the mosque grew up as a hard-core Islamist.

Can Hip-Hop Prevent Honor Killings?

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Asking yourself, “where is the hope in today’s world?” Check out this 2 minute video from a guy who has had enough of violence against women, and then share it

Australia Tweeted #IllRideWithYou—and Showed Great Solidarity in a Moment of Crisis

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The trending hashtag was a vital response to a terrible situation.

How Will the Syrian War be resolved?

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The Syrian crisis calls for broad multilateral negotiations involving the entire Middle East and not just focussed on one troubled country.