December 19, 2011 |
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann fired back Monday after rival Ron Paul told late-night TV host Jay Leno that the Minnesota congresswoman “hates Muslims.” “I don't hate Muslims,” Bachmann said Monday. “I love Americans and want to make sure that as commander in chief, I will keep America free, safe and sovereign.” Paul, a Texas congressman whose isolationist views on foreign policy have set him apart from the rest of the GOP contenders, has argued against engaging Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program and has opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
April 7, 2007
Re "An interpreter of Islam roams Big Sky State with a message," April 1 I applaud the retired Foreign Service officer's efforts to better inform Americans about the nature and beliefs of Islam. However, since 9/11 the voices we should have been hearing were those of the holy leaders of Muslims who eschew violence and the killing of innocents. Such voices united, regularly and forcefully proclaiming this credo, could well over time convince many potential terrorist recruits that it is impermissible for their religion to be the basis of suicide bombings and similar fanatical acts.
June 30, 2001 |
President Bush apologized for the Secret Service's asking a member of a group of Muslims who came to a White House meeting Thursday to leave, prompting the others to walk out. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush was angry about the incident, calling it a mistake by the Secret Service and "wrong and inappropriate." The Muslim leaders, who were at the Old Executive Office Building for a meeting with Rev.
August 11, 1990 |
The Islamic Center of Southern California condemned the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait this week as "alien" to Muslim principles. Dr. Maher Hathout, spokesman for the center, said Iraq may couch its goals in religious language but "there is no Islam in that mess. The Islamic stand, as stated in the Koran, is quite clear that disputes should not be solved by violence."
December 30, 2004 |
An Islamic civil rights group accused U.S. border agents Wednesday of religious profiling after dozens of American Muslims were searched, fingerprinted and photographed on return from a religious conference in Toronto. Some of those stopped said they were held at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge for six hours or more with no explanation.
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September 19, 2001
The actions of Muslim terrorists are no more representative of the majority of Muslim people than the actions of Timothy McVeigh were representative of the majority of patriotic Americans. Targeting all Muslims and Arabs for blame is about as smart and effective as it would have been to "hunt down and punish" all white American males after the Oklahoma City bombing. Too many of us keep referring to the Palestinians who were dancing in the streets. Have we already forgotten the Gulf War and how many of us were celebrating those bombings?
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December 21, 2003 |
With Saddam Hussein's whereabouts no longer in question following his highly publicized capture, hundreds of Muslim Americans spent Saturday pondering another puzzle: How will democracy take shape in postwar Iraq? The topic was one of more than a dozen up for discussion at the annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which promotes the idea of an American Muslim identity.
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January 1, 2011 |
For the first 15 years of his working life, Naim Shah Jr. was the personal assistant to the imam at Masjid Ibadallah, a mosque in Los Angeles. He helped with Friday sermons and religious classes and dealt primarily with his Muslim congregants. But for the last six months, Shah has worked with Christian and Jewish activists across the city, drumming up support for the "responsible banking" ordinance, a law that would spur banks that do business with the city of Los Angeles to modify mortgages, increase loans to small businesses and invest in their neighborhoods.
March 15, 2008 |
World Muslim leaders on Friday condemned extremism and terrorism as incompatible with Islam and proposed a high-level international meeting to promote a "dialogue of civilizations" with Christians. Leaders of the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference, which represents 1.5 billion Muslims across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, made the "Dakar Declaration" after a two-day summit in Senegal.
July 19, 2012 |
An Islamic congregation in central Tennessee will not be able to move into a new mosque before Ramadan begins at sundown Thursday, despite winning a legal battle that cleared the way for occupancy. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., is awaiting inspections from additional agencies and congregants can't begin worshiping there until the inspections are complete, lawyers for the mosque said Thursday. That could take up to 10 days. “It's a matter of dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's,” Hannah Smith, a lawyer with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told the Los Angeles Times.