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What America Keeps Getting Wrong in the Middle East

Posted June 16th, 2016 at 3:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Americans must be led to correct our counterproductive misunderstanding of Islam….The presumptive candidate of one of our two major parties has suggested banning Muslims from entry into the United States….If we do not correct these attitudes, we will continue to pay not just in treasure but in blood. Lots of it.

Clock Teen a Case of “Islamophobia” or Political Cynicism?

Posted September 18th, 2015 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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After 14 year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested and suspended by Texas school officials and cops, all of whom mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, Twitter lit up with cries of stereotyping and racism. Even President Barack Obama took to Twitter to invite Ahmed to the White House. Most observers agree the school and police handled the situation very badly. But there is strong disagreement over what assumptions were made that resulted in the teen being put in handcuffs.

Anti-Muslim Event Is Protected Free Speech Even If Offensive

Posted May 7th, 2015 at 11:35 am (UTC-4)
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You can deplore Geller’s words…and still recognize that she is entitled to express them without fear of violent reprisals or concern that she is violating the law.