What Have Muslims Done For America And The World?

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It’s no secret that Islamophobia is at an all time high in the United States. This is (at least in part) thanks to President Trump, who has made an enduring promise to enforce his travel ban against Muslims seeking entry to the United States.

Empathy For Apostasy: The Acceptance Of The Ex-Muslim Is Long Overdue

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While executions for apostasy are extremely rare occurrences in Muslim majority countries, at least 13 prescribe the death penalty for it.

While there are a small number of publicly-professing atheists in nations such as Turkey, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Indonesia, in most of the Muslim majority world atheists and agnostics tend to keep their lack of religious belief secret, in most cases even from their families.

As Anti-Semitic Acts Rise, So Should Our Leaders' Resolve

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A Wave of Crimes

After a decade of declines, hate crimes against Jews are rising again with an increasing focus on what leaders should do in light of such developments.

A Former Scientologist Recites His Indoctrination Spiel In This 'My Scientology Movie' Clip

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If you’re as obsessed with Scientology gossip as we are, you’re going to want to see “My Scientology Movie.

'A Day Without A Woman' Was A Day Of Activism Across The Country

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Here are the women you missed.

Cities across the country were awash in red on Wednesday as thousands gathered to show support for International Women’s Day.

Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Will Lead To 'Witch-Hunt,' Rights Groups Say

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Over 80 prominent American civil rights and faith-based groups have come out against President Donald Trump’s reported plan to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization, arguing it would provide a smokescreen to smear and persecute American Muslims and shut down important Muslim organizations.

Yes, Presidential Leadership Matters In Fighting Antisemitism

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Let’s take responsibility to fight bigotry passionately, consistently and effectively, especially from our political allies, where our objections will have more credibility – and impact.

Last week’s arrest of an African-American liberal for phoning in antisemitic bomb threats to American Jewish Community Centers seemingly ruined two popular narratives.

Jewish Leaders Frustrated By Lack Of Progress In Bomb Threat Probe

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Leadership from more than 100 Jewish community centers around the nation signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday expressing frustration over the lack of progress in the investigation into a spate of bomb threats Jewish institutions have received since January.

On Privilege, Gender Justice And #ADayWithoutAWoman

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So here’s the tweet I posted yesterday morning:

Yesterday was International Women’s Day — a day being marked by demonstrations of economic solidarity. From the Women’s March “A Day Without A Woman” webpage:

“In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

12 Things Muslim Women Are Damn Tired Of Hearing

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