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Fear of the Unknown: How to Improve Perceptions of Muslims

Islam Picture

People fear that which they don’t understand. So goes the axiom, and this was confirmed in a recent poll about American views of Islam by HuffPo/YouGov. Thepoll, conducted last month, found that 55% of Americans held an unfavorable view of Islam. Couple that high negative perception of Muslims with the fact that 44% of Americans had no interest in even ...

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Baltimore Uprising: Reporting vs the Truth

Baltimore Uprising

Unarmed African-American men are shot and killed by police at a disturbing rate. The latest victim to garner national attention is Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man from Baltimore who was illegally arrested and died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Today, Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, and charges will be filed against six ...

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Indiana and Religious Freedom for All

Indiana Business

Indiana’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has stirred controversy in that it could make it easier for private entities to discriminate against minorities. The law would raise the standard of scrutiny for discrimination cases, defending potentially discriminatory actions in court under the guise of religious freedom. This law brings up an interesting conversation that must be had within the ...

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‘But, American Muslims aren’t real Muslims’

Attia Nasar

FAREEHA REHMAN — UPDATED APR 13, 2015 03:55PM “I was in Afghanistan for a radio interview and the guys didn’t believe I was Muslim enough,” commented Attia. —AP The ends of the floral scarf around her shoulders fluttered behind her. Despite the wind, her black hijab was securely wrapped around her head, with just the slightest bit of hair peeking out. ...

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Saluting Muslim American Patriots

The so-called “Islamic extremism” spreading across the Middle East has given new life to American patriotism. A YouGov poll from 2013 shows that 44 percent of American citizens question the loyalty that Muslims have to the U.S. The poll showed that older Americans and those who vote Republican are more likely to view Muslims as “less patriotic” than other religious ...

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