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.

NEWSER: ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ Charged in Cairo


Charged with insulting Islam and President Morsi, Bassem Youssef turned himself in amid waves of political unrest that have deeply divided Egypt.

Is Racism the Big Trend in Super Bowl Commercials This Year, or What?


Lesley says, “It sure is great living here in post-race America! GO FOOTBALL!”

Did Men Do This?


When did violence, even the passive institutional violence of keeping women from being ordained, become a tool for proclaiming holiness?

In 2013, My Jihad Is … ?


My Jihad is a great attempt at taking this central concept of Islam back from the violent nutjobs.

Pastor Terry Jones Is No Match for The Beatles’ LOVE


Anti-Muslim Pastor Terry Jones is surprised by a group of non-violent protesters who drown him out with song.

A Deeper Understanding of Arab World Protests

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Yonatan Zunger explains how two traditions, each with deep historical importance, clash when the honor of religion in the Middle East meets the freedom of expression in the West.