Feb 23, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Islamophobic Holy Grail

It is the holy grail of the anti-Islam lobby: the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO) by the U.S. government. The move could mean open season on…

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Dec 09, 2016

An Idiot’s Guide to Islam in America

A memo to the president-election about the people he fears. DECEMBER 8, 2016, 4:48 PM “Islam hates us.” That was a recurring theme of your campaign, Mr. President-elect. And who can blame you?…

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Nov 15, 2016

I’ve Seen Hell and Know What’s Coming

There is much to fear from the president-elect, and from ourselves. Lawrence Pintak Updated Apr. 13, 2017 2:16PM ET / Published Nov. 15, 2016 1:00AM ET Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images…

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Nov 13, 2016

For Muslim Americans, Fear and Shock at a Trump Presidency

NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 4:56 PM American Muslims and Arab-Americans woke up Wednesday morning with shock, fear, and a determination to tackle head-on the bigotry that helped propel Donald Trump to the…

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Oct 28, 2016

Islamophobia After Trump

(Oct. 27, 2016) Donald Trump and ISIS. It was the Perfect Storm. The damage has left a barrage of emotions reverberating through the American Muslim community, from fear and suspicion to anger and…

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Oct 01, 2016

The Spark that Lit the War on Terror

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 9:00 AM It all seemed so easy back then. When American Marines landed in Beirut 34 years ago this month, they came, as their commander put it, “to help our Lebanese…

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Sep 02, 2016

Black and White and Trump All Over

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, 6:58 PM EVERETT, Washington — Maybe it was jet lag. But the scene seemed a bit surreal: the African-American hawker selling “Donald ‘Fucking’ Trump” buttons, the young…

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Aug 20, 2016

Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

AUGUST 19, 2016, 7:42 PM LAHORE, Pakistan — “How do we prevent the 5-year-old in Pakistan from becoming a radical?” U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan asked in an April interview. Imran Azhar has a…

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Jul 25, 2016

Not All Islamists are Out to Kill Us

JULY 19, 2016, 9:00 AM The challenge tweeted by Donald Trump’s military advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, in the hours after the horrific Nice massacre was clear and direct: “In next 24 hours, I…

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Jun 16, 2016

The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims Are Coming!

American Islamophobia is as old as Plymouth Rock, but we've never seen anything quite like this before. The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims Are Coming! They are “terrorist savages” and…

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Apr 08, 2016

Portland Is the Most Livable City in America — Except if You’re Muslim

Muslims in Oregon’s largest city have faced suspicion, entrapment, and targeting. Now here comes Trump and Cruz. By Lawrence PintakPORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 20, 2013 - Vehicle lights create light…

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Feb 04, 2016

‘The Rise of the American Taliban’

KARACHI, Pakistan (Feb. 4, 2016)— In the strongholds of hard-line Pakistani Islamist thought, they are talking about Donald Trump and laughing. Then they shake their heads with concern. “He…

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