Should Atheists and Christians Build Mosques?

Today's guest blog is an anonymous submission, and it wrestles with the ongoing issue of how America's diverse Muslim community is perceived and how Atheists, Christians and others might better support it. This is a truly excellent and especially important piece and I hope that all of NonProphet Status' readers will heed the below advice and encourage others to do the same. Without further ado: An American Muslim man is being interviewed about a mosque expansion, necessary for the growing local … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart Takes on Islamophobia

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took on the islamophobic critics of Park51, aka the "Ground Zero" "Mosque." Everyone needs to watch the video -- you can see it here. Best line? "Why does everyone think America is divided? It appears distrust of Muslims is the only thing that goes from 'sea to shining sea.'" … [Read more...]

Why This "Mosque" Matters to Atheists

I remember the first time I was invited to attend an Islamic prayer meeting with a friend. As I sat and observed, I closed my eyes and listened to "as-salamu 'alaykum"sound against the walls of the mosque. Though it was my first time at an Islamic prayer meeting, the words rang familiar. I was transported back to my years of Christian worship attendance before I stopped believing in God, to services that concluded with an equivalent wish: "Peace be with you."As most folks now know thanks to … [Read more...]