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 center in Lower Manhattan, two blocks from the site of the twin World Trade Center towers destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist … Continue reading “Religious Leaders Condemn Growing Islamophobia”

Al-Qaeda Using US to Accomplish Goals – and US Is Playing Along

It is not widely understood that the policy objective of al-Qaeda is not to attack the Western countries, which in itself accomplishes nothing. Bringing down a Western airliner or blowing up a building in the United States or Britain is of no interest in itself, since the Islamic radical does no good by simply killing … Continue reading “Al-Qaeda Using US to Accomplish Goals – and US Is Playing Along”

Obama Appeals to Muslim World for ‘New Beginning’

In what was perhaps the most widely anticipated speech delivered by a U.S. president abroad in recent memory, Barack Obama Thursday extended a hand to the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims, receiving repeated applause and a standing ovation from the audience at Cairo University in the Egyptian capital. Directed at all Muslims across the globe, the … Continue reading “Obama Appeals to Muslim World for ‘New Beginning’”