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The SnideShow Episode 003 – Islamophobia and Racism in America

Islamic terrorism is undoubtedly a problem, but if you look at the numbers, it kills far fewer Americans than almost anything you can name: cancer, heart disease–even falling out of bed. So why are Americans so obsessed with being killed … Continue reading

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Can Muslims be assimilated in America? (Part 2 of 2)

For those Muslims who wish to be peaceful, productive members of Western culture (and I believe that’s the vast majority of them), we don’t make it easy. As Arun Kundnani details in his new book The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, … Continue reading

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Can Muslims be assimilated in America? Part 1 of 2

Despite the repeated alarmist cries about homegrown jihadist cells, and warnings that Islam is a “very evil and wicked religion,” (thank you, Franklin Graham) the evidence is that, by and large, Muslims are assimilating into American society and will continue … Continue reading

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Podcast #179 – Manchester TN Gets Ugly

After a local politician in Manchester, Tennessee posted an anti-Muslim image online, the American Muslim Advisory Council organized a public event aimed at encouraging discussion of religion diversity and informing citizens about the difference between free speech and hate crimes. … Continue reading

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Muhammad at the Movies!

One of the most famous prohibitions in Islamic world–one that isn’t really supported by the Quran, by the way–regards depictions of the Prophet. This is not a universally recognized absolute, it turns out, even within the Islamic community. (A discussion … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown converts to Islam. AI-YAI-YAI-YAI-YAI-YAI-YAI !!!

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Podcast #98 – The Crescent and the Moonpie

In our live presentation to the Atlanta Freethought Society, “The Crescent and the Moonpie: Islam and the American South,” we look at the history of Islam in the Antebellum South, then jump forward to discuss  how Muslim communities are being … Continue reading

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Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

May 20th is, in case you hadn’t heard, Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.  A Facebook group has been created as a form of free speech protest.  According to the creator of the group: “We are not trying to slander the average … Continue reading

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No god but God

Review by John C. Snider © 2010 To say that Islam has been getting a bad rap these last few years would be a massive understatement.  All religions–all cultures, for that matter–have their ups and downs, and for the last … Continue reading

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My Islam Reading Project

I’m about to start an Islam/Middle East themed reading project, and if anyone wants to join me, you are welcome.  My selection process is complex and meticulous: I’ve scanned my bookshelves and made a list of books on the topic … Continue reading

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