Assuming the Best of Our Muslim Neighbors
The following conclusion to Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism is republished here with gratitude to the book ’s author, Todd Green — a nationally recognized expert on Islamophobia who served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S.
Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism
In Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism, renowned Islamophobia expert Todd Green shows us how we can ask better questions of our Muslim neighbors — questions based not on the presumption of guilt but on the promise of friendship.
Don’t be an “ic” or an “ist”
I met a very nice Persian man who was Jewish. His family was driven out of Iran because they were Jewish. Then in America he experienced a great deal of discrimination and bullying because he was from the Middle East.
Hate Never Wins: A Tale of Two Blog Posts
I posted this photo on my photography blog. I didn’t think it would be very controversial. Boy, was I wrong.
Muslim Representation in Media: Is Three Dimensions Too Much to Ask?
The Muslim Public Affairs Council Hollywood Bureau held its media awards ceremony on March 20. It was a straightforward affair, shot on a simple stage intercut with livestreams from the homes of the awardees—a far cry from the Golden Globes held a few weeks earlier, but more meaningful to me.
Religion in Schools: Teaching Isn’t Preaching
Tolerance of one’s fellow man, including his race, his nationality and his creed, is an essential part of everyday life.
Religious Stigma Isn’t Created by Your Neighbors
A poll found that 82% of Americans feel that it is very important for Christians to be allowed to practice freely, while only 61% reported that Muslims deserved religious freedom.
Shoulder to Shoulder Panel Shows Us Why People of All Faiths Must Confront Islamophobia
“If someone’s going to hate on Muslims they’re also going to hate on Jews. We need to stick together. The more we stick together, the greater this union we call America is.”
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Muslims to Pursue Religious Discrimination Claims
“We are hopeful that the lower courts will see this case for what it is—the unconstitutional targeting of a religious community by the federal government,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.
The Answer to Hate Is Love
“Love one another.” It’s an adage so common it can seem trite. So simple that it’s hard to believe it can matter. Bad things happen to good people. Sometimes those things are just natural disasters. Floods. Hurricanes. Wild fires.