Tag Archives: Muslims

Cote d’Ivoire: C is for ‘chocolate,’ ‘colonialism’ and also ‘C Street’

The war you barely heard about, in the African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, turns out to have been about more than just the presidency of the world’s biggest cocoa producer. It was also about religion: Christians vs Muslims, and the … Continue reading

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(Video) Keith Ellison’s moving testimony (and the hearings Peter King should be holding)

The hearings being held in Washington today by longtime IRA supporter Peter King, who has insisted on conducting a show trial of every Muslim in America, are a shameful chapter in our history. But sometimes, even a shameful spectacle can … Continue reading

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Flashback: President Barack Obama’s 2009 Cairo Speech (video and transcript) Plus: latest news/analysis

The following speech was delivered at Cairo University on June 4, 2009: Full text after the jump, plus: when America talks about “freedom…”

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The general vs. the bigot: Petraeus warns Quran burning could endanger U.S. troops

Gen. David Petraeus weighed in on a Gainesville Florida self-described pastor’s plans to hold a “burn a Quran” day on September 11, saying such a move would hurt the war effort in Afghanistan, harm America’s image in the Muslim world, … Continue reading

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Days later, Hasan still acted alone

The right wing deeply wants, even needs, for Nidal Hasan to be a part of some vast, international Islamofascist plot, for which the only conceivable answer is a religious purge (or a war). Their apparatchiks in Congress, including the loathsome … Continue reading

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Will Chickenhawk Joe use Fort Hood to go after Muslim troops?

Joe Lieberman spent the weekend mired in idle speculation (when he wasn’t threatening to kill healthcare reform by not allowing his Senate colleagues to vote). Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government … Continue reading

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Arab, Muslim groups condemn Fort Hood attack

… and brace themselves for the backlash. Funny how there is no backlash against the entire faith when a Christian commits a horrendous crime…

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Burning questions: was Michael Jackson a Muslim?

His brother Jermaine, who converted to Islam some time ago, said to his brother, “may Allah be with you always” at the close of his press conference following Michael’s death, and news reports last November did say Jackson made the … Continue reading

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Raise your hand …

… if you think Michelle “Internment Camps” Malkin and her crowd really care one iota about the people of Iran. After all, we’re talking about Michelle Malkin — probably the only brown person ever published by the white supremacist site … Continue reading

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A wonderful speech, well received

With the exception of the “Palestinians are cockroaches” crowd among the Israeli far right, President Obama’s speech was received in the Middle East mostly like this: “I think his performance was marvelous,” said Khalid al-Dakhil, a professor at King Saudi … Continue reading

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