Sept. 11: A Day Without War

By Amy Goodman

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States should serve as a moment to reflect on tolerance. It should be a day of peace. Yet the rising anti-Muslim fervor here, together with the continuing U.S. military occupation of Iraq and the escalating war in Afghanistan (and Pakistan), all fuel the belief that the U.S. really is at war with Islam.

No-Drama, No Storyline Obama Tragedy

By Robert S. Becker

If this White House cannot find a gripping narrative to justify its power, then - rest assured - wingnuts in the wings will reprise their perfectly coherent storyline. Brace for new and improved wedge-driven crusades against sham enemies, domestic and foreign.

Lie Like a Rug

By Becky Akers

I don't know which is more offensive, these breathtaking lies or the utter insult to our intelligence.

Florida pastor says going ahead with Koran burning

An obscure U.S. Christian pastor whose plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11 has sparked an international outcry said on Wednesday he will still go ahead with the event despite U.S. official warnings it will endanger American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Religious Leaders Condemn Growing Islamophobia

Leaders of some three dozen mainstream U.S. religious denominations Tuesday condemned what many commentators have called a rising tide of Islamophobia touched off by the recent controversy over the construction of a Muslim community centre in Lower Manhattan.

Top Stories More Important than Quran-Burning Nut Job

By Juan Cole

The horrible era of anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States yielded a one-day silly season on Thursday. - The weird cultist Terry Jones, fired from his church in Cologne, Germany last year for abusing his congregants, preaching hate-filled sermons, and demanding absolute obedience, was favored by an unprecedented telephone call from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asking him not to burn the Quran.

The Lost Soul of the United States of America

By Maryam Sakeenah

The United States must stop presenting its warmongering as a result of misguided and ill-advised policies as if it were a clash between 'our' values and 'theirs.' It must get real and face the fact that it is not hated for its values, but for the lack thereof.

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Gingrich the compulsive mosque baiter

The Libertarian Standard
by William N. Grigg


Gingrich is a statist down to his chromosomes, so it’s not surprising to see him breezily dismiss the concept of property rights. Even though those behind the proposed Park51 Muslim Community Center are peacefully and legally pursuing their designs, ‘There are a number of different steps that could be taken’ to nullify their property rights, Gingrich told an approving Barton...

Anti-Islamic schizophrenia

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger


The anti-Muslim opponents of that Islamic community center/mosque in New York City are suffering a severe case of anti-Islamic schizophrenia. On the one hand, they’ve gone ballistic over the possibility that an Islamic community center/mosque might be built a couple of blocks away from the World Trade Center site...

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