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Muslim Dress and Jewish déjà vu - University professor speaks for pluralism

SHAFAQNA - In 1213, Pope Innocent III summoned the Fourth Lateran Council to codify Catholicism. Among the many decrees affirmed by the enormous conclave of bishops, patriarchs, abbots, and other ecumenical figures from acrossEurope was infamous…

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

SHAFAQNA - Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why. Something remarkable has happened in the middle of…

Profiling American Muslims is bigotry, plain and simple

SHAFAQNA - This week, we celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day for the United States. I can recall the July 4th celebrations of my youth , watching the fireworks in my hometown of Lockport, N.Y.,  and thinking  -- even at a young…

Toronto ads challenge bigotry

SHAFAQNA - "Go back to where you came from." It's a phrase minorities fear they'll hear. And sometimes they do. That's why the City of Toronto and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) launched their "Toronto…

Misguidance and ignorance are the footsoldiers of religious bigotry - Editorial

SHAFAQNA - Islam of late has sat in the middle of a raging storm - accused, besieged and attacked the Muslim faith has been lambasted by state officials and world thinkers, on account its Scriptures and traditions are allegedly violent, bloodthirsty,…

Negative headlines sway perceptions of Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Americans are more skeptical than ever of how Islam squares with their values and way of life – and yet very few Americans actually seem to interact with Muslims at all. Those are findings from separate surveys from the Public…

​Evangelicals and Muslims Commit to Oppose Religious Bigotry

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SHAFAQNA - A majority of evangelical pastors consider Islam to be “spiritually evil,” according to one just-released poll, but on October 23 an evangelical pastor and an imam took turns talking about their friendship and mutual respect. Texas…

Right out of Nazi Germany - French school makes Muslims and Jews wear red discs

SHAFAQNA - Primary school outrages parents by making non-pork eaters wear red discs around their necks in canteen. A school in central France has provoked outrage for making Muslim and Jewish pupils wear a red disc around their necks at…