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VIDEO: Missed the Eighth GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the Republican debate Saturday night, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Condemns Hatred of Muslims and Affirms Their Importance to the Nation (Video)

President Obama spoke last week at a Baltimore mosque in an explicit pushback against the hatred for Muslims being promoted by Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.

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A Civil War Story About Islamic State Might Spark a Peace Movement

The task of the peace movement, now as during the Vietnam War, is to provide an alternative to the story Americans are being told about Islamic State. Muslims are fighting a civil war, and Washington’s job is to adopt policies most likely to keep Americans safe.

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Thanks to Donald Trump, Police Brutality and Guns, the United States’ Reputation Is Plummeting

When I was visiting abroad recently, my non-American friends were quite candid with me: They see my country as increasingly intolerant, violent and inhospitable.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE



New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

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Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust

For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE



Radical Group Uses Donald Trump in Recruiting Video; Muslim Preachers Denounce Him and Islamic State

The foremost academic expert on Islamic State and Muslim radical thought, Will McCants at Brookings, tweeted out late Friday: “Shabab uses Trump’s anti-Muslim statement in new recruitment video. ...”

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A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo

As the clock counts down to the new year, another clock will continue ticking, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since May 23, 2013, the day President Barack Obama promised to free all those prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared for release.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE



Jewish Extremists Have a Lot in Common With Islamic State

Violent Jewish extremism in Israel, like Islamic State, needs to be confronted and destroyed; corporate crimes abounded in 2015; meanwhile, a neuroscientist has come up with theories about why daily rhythms change as one ages. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 READ MORE



Interpol Reports That 1 Percent of European Terrorism Was Carried Out by Muslims in 2014 (Video)

Interpol’s latest report on European terrorism, which covers 2014, would obviously look different for the horrible year of 2015. But you can’t judge trends on any one year, and 2014 was more typical of the past decade than 2015.

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Christmas and Christians in the Middle East (Video)

Whether Christmas, which in Eastern tradition is celebrated after Dec. 25, is joyous, sad or nerve-wracking for Christians in the Middle East this year depends very much on the country in which they live.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE


Republi-Claus Is Coming to Town: A Truthdig Holiday Animation

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Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? (Video)

Wheaton College suspended a tenured professor of political science for quoting Pope Francis in saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. So, do they?

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



The Third Democratic Debate: The Gloves Come Off

Two issues dominated the opening of the third and last Democratic presidential debate of 2015: the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton data breach controversy, and foreign policy—namely how to deal with Islamic State. (Updated)

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VIDEO: Missed Tuesday’s GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

If you didn’t have a chance to watch CNN’s Republican debate, or simply want a refresher, here are some of the most important moments.

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No, Donald Trump, Real Muslims Haven’t Applauded Your Fascist Plan to Ban Them

Some in the Arabic press reported with a straight face Trump’s assertions that he has lots of Muslim friends and that they are calling to say how pleased they are that the GOP presidential contender wants to bar them from entering the U.S. In the real world, how have Muslims responded?

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Trump Recruitment and Retention

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VIDEO: COP21 Climate Conference: In Conversation With an Activist for Migrant Rights

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Reporting for Truthdig from Paris, Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with migrant-rights activist Arturo Trejo about Wednesday’s rally against the criminalization of migration.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: ‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah and Hassan Minaj Turn the Tables on Donald Trump, the ‘White ISIS’

“The Daily Show” comedians draw an enlightening comparison between Islamic State and Donald Trump that will have you nodding all day.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump vs. the Founding Fathers on Muslims Coming to U.S.

In his never-ending trolling of the American public, Donald Trump has now called for the banning of Muslim immigration into—and even entrance into—the United States.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump Calls for Banning All Muslims From Entering U.S.

In his most despicable declaration yet, the Republican presidential front-runner is urging the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” according to a statement his campaign released to the media Monday.

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 READ MORE



Attention, Donald Trump: 9/11 Candlelight Vigils by Muslims Sympathizing With the U.S. (Videos)

The meme that Muslims celebrated the attacks of 9/11 has always been mostly a piece of false propaganda. Donald Trump, who never met a piece of false racist propaganda he did not like, has now picked up this despicable libel.

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Call for Spying on U.S. Muslims Recalls FBI Bugging of MLK and Black Churches

As Trump supporters beat a “Black Lives Matter” protester at a rally in Birmingham, Ala., Trump himself reminded us of the days when J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI monitored the Rev. Martin Luther King and Southern Christian Leadership Conference churches.

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 READ MORE



Terrorism, Immigration and Islam: Fear Is the GOP’s Trump Card

The importance of who gets to set the agenda in the presidential race was brought home by a new poll released this week. Concerns related to race, immigration and attitudes toward Islam divide the country deeply. That’s the agenda the Republicans want to be paramount.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE


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How Islamic State Gets Its Way Whenever It Inspires Hate Toward Refugees

A Washington Post piece states that “one of the most persuasive arguments against equating refugees with terrorists is simple: It’s exactly what the Islamic State wants.”

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 READ MORE



No, Muslims Are Not More Violent Than People of Other Religions. Here Are the Facts to Prove It.

Terrorism is a tactic of extremists within each religion, and within secular religions of Marxism or nationalism. No religion, including Islam, preaches indiscriminate violence against innocents.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 READ MORE



Ottomans Saved the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Ancestors; Now He Says Islam Was Never Part of Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban not only continued to defend his anti-immigrant bigotry but went on to say that Islam has never been part of Europe.

Posted on Oct 18, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Carson and Trump on Muslims, Latinos: Has the GOP Given Up on Winning the Presidency?

Ben Carson’s and Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims over the weekend again showed the GOP as the party of exclusion, not inclusion.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE



Benjamin Netanyahu Wants Israeli Forces to Use Live Fire Against Rock-Throwing Demonstrators (Video)

Thousands of demonstrators came out in Jordan on Friday to protest what appears to be a new Israeli assertion of authority over Muslim sacred space in Jerusalem, which includes the third-holiest place in the world for Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque complex.

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What Trump’s Reaction to Claims of Muslim-American Terror Camps Says About Him and the GOP (Videos)

The presidential candidate is just a rich white racialist bigot who enjoys bullying people he considers inferior. And that seems to be what many Republicans want.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE



Defying Saudis and Iran, Muslim Thinkers Call for Action on Climate Change at Istanbul Conference

Attendees from 20 countries at this week’s International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul produced—and 60 of them signed—a declaration warning of the dangers of climate change and urging urgent action to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Fires Off at Abercrombie and United Airlines for Discriminating Against Muslims

Jon Stewart explains that in interacting with Muslims—particularly those who want to drink a can of soda on a United Airlines flight or fold T-shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch—American businesses are more than willing to discriminate.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE



Could the Possible Sale of Huffington Post to Right-Wing Company Affect Its Editorial Line?

Pro-war German media conglomerate Axel Springer, the “most serious” contender to buy the Huffington Post in the proposed sale of the magazine’s corporate parent, AOL, to Verizon, is notorious for inciting violence and hatred against leftists and Muslims.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE



Whom Does Jerusalem Belong To?

Far right Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commemorated Israel’s “Jerusalem Day” with a speech in which he said, “Jerusalem was always the capital of the Jewish people only, and no other,” and warned that Muslim terrorism menaced it.

Posted on May 18, 2015 READ MORE



How Muslim-Americans Can Avoid Being Trolled by Israel-Firsters

There is only one way to avoid the Muslim-American community being trolled by extreme Zionists who are attempting to deprive them of a public voice by painting them all as violent fanatics.

Posted on May 5, 2015 READ MORE


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The Muslims’ War on Terror: Yes, They’re Condemning the Paris Attacks

When American commentators complain that Muslim authorities have not sufficiently denounced the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris, they show a profound ignorance of the current situation in the Middle East.

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 READ MORE



Ben Affleck Confronts Bill Maher’s Muslim Problem

Bravo to Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof for telling Bill Maher off about his chronic case of Muslim-hating bigotry.

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 READ MORE


Ben Affleck Calls Out Bill Maher and Sam Harris on Their Islamaphobia: ‘It’s Gross and Racist’

Just days after religious scholar Reza Aslan criticized him on CNN for his views on Islam, comedian Bill Maher decided to defend them, this time with actor Ben Affleck.

Posted on Oct 4, 2014 READ MORE



AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

Gaza as Sarajevo

The image of Israeli tank columns safely ranged on the periphery of Gaza methodically lobbing in round after round of supposedly precision-guided munitions (precision, that is, give or take the odd 25 person civilian family huddled together for the breaking of their Ramadan fast), sent me whistling back to my own time in Sarajevo, after the lifting of the siege there in the wake of the Dayton Accords in late 1995.

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 READ MORE



Syrian Opposition: Baghdadi ‘Caliphate’ Lame Attempt to Take Spotlight Off His Crime Spree

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s proclamation of himself as “caliph” is rather like the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan declaring himself the Holy Roman emperor.

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 READ MORE


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