August 14, 2012
Re "Sending a sinister message," Opinion, Aug. 10 It was not "CNN and other news media" that sent the sinister message that Sikhs are not Muslims; it was Scott Alexander, author of the article, who dubiously inferred that the media did so and then blamed them for the "insidious subtext" that it's OK to kill Muslims. Well, hidden subtexts are in the eye of the interpreter. Rather, the news reports, including one in The Times, were trying to explain why the alleged white supremacist might have killed the Sikhs by mistake - a mistake as far as he was concerned.
September 14, 2012 |
Bill Donohue, the scourge of anti-Catholicism real and mostly imagined, has weighed in on the controversy over a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo about the vile anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims. " Not surprisingly, Donohue, the head of the Catholic League (not an arm of the church), took a line similar to Mitt Romney's. Donohue wrote: "It is hardly surprising to learn that many young Muslim men in the Middle East react like barbarians when insulted by a movie, but it is rather incredible to learn of the way the Obama administration initially reacted to the release of the anti-Muslim film.
January 26, 2013 |
Islamic clothing is getting a bit more hip in Southern California. Home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation, the Southland has become fertile ground for a new generation of designers crafting clothes for women who are limited by faith and conviction from flashing too much skin. Although Muslim women have been dressing fashionably for years, many in the U.S. say they still face tricky challenges when getting dressed - and especially dressed up. "We are Muslim and we can still express ourselves, be fashionable, as long as we do it in a halal way" or in keeping with Islamic law, said LaTanya Maassarani, 30, a postal carrier from Long Beach.
September 15, 2012 |
Just after midnight, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Arab world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to a waiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a towel over his face. He kept his hands in the pocket of a winter coat. Sheriff's officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting the federal probation department took Nakoula to the sheriff's substation in Cerritos for interviewing.
September 14, 2012 |
NEW YORK--Mitt Romney denounced an anti-Muslim film that is stirring unrest in the Middle East, even as he stood by his condemnation of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for its implied denunciation of the film. Speaking to George Stephanopoulous of ABC's “Good Morning America,” Romney said he still believed it was "inappropriate" for the embassy to put out the statement, issued as anger rose in Egypt on Tuesday over a film that ridiculed the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He said the embassy should have taken it down after protesters breached the embassy grounds.
August 24, 2010
It's easy to sympathize with President Obama over the drumbeat of misrepresentations of his religion, place of birth and even the validity of his Social Security number. But in protesting too much that he is a Christian — and one, moreover, who prays daily — the White House may be encouraging the impression that there is a religious test for the presidency and that a Muslim would fail it. Such defensiveness is unedifying in the context of a religiously pluralist society.