Search Results for: Islamophobia

Tweeting Mohammad

The Mohammad cartoon controversy has resurfaced over the past week with a flutter over a tweet. The British press appears to have come down on the side of Maajid Nawaz. Newspaper articles, opinion pieces and television chat shows have defended his right to share a cartoon depicting Jesus and Mohammad. But they have also ceded [Read More…]

Muhammad marketing mishaps in Sydney

I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, All over this land, I’d hammer out danger, I’d hammer out a warning, I’d hammer out love between, My brothers and my sisters, All over this land. So begins the first stanza of “The Hammer Song”. Written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays, the progressive [Read More…]

Hey Washington Post: There’s only one (gay) Islam? Really?

Anyone who has been paying attention to debates about the future of the Boy Scouts of America knows that, when it comes to issues linked to homosexuality, there is no one “religious” perspective that journalists need to cover. Even within individual religious traditions — such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or [Read More…]

Whistling in the dark about Islam and reform

    Has anyone seen a story in the U.S. press about the opening of France’s first gay-friendly mosque? I’ve not come across anything in the U.S. mainstream media so far, but the story has received a great deal of play from the European press. Now the cynic in me would want to feign shock [Read More…]

The murder of Shaima Alawadi and media credulousness

I mentioned the story of Shaima Al Awadhi the other day. (Previous coverage here, here and here.) I became mildly obsessed with her after news of her unbelievably brutal killing broke in March. Al Awadhi was only 32 years old when she died and was a mother of five. She was attacked in her home, [Read More…]

Not all Tennesseans are Islamophobes!?

From The Associated Press comes shocking news: Apparently, not all Tennesseans are Islamophobes. You may recall CNN’s recent 9/11 anniversary report that used the Volunteer State as a launching point for making the case that “rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims.” In case you missed it, I bashed that report here at GetReligion. One [Read More…]

Via CNN: cutout characters, conjecture and CAIR

Islamophobia is back in the news, this time courtesy of CNN. Just in time for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, CNN splashes this headline atop a 1,700-word report: Rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims When you see that headline, what kind of details do you expect the story to provide? [Read More…]

Failing to cover the Christ Our Savior video riot

As you would imagine, I have received a few notes seeking my take, as a journalist and as an Orthodox Christian, on the events involving that crudely named feminist band in Russia. You know, the one that drew this headline the other day in The New York Times: “Anti-Putin Stunt Earns Punk Band Two Years [Read More…]