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In wake of Garland shooting, don’t compare Pamela Geller to Charlie Hebdo

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Two suspects are dead and one security officer is injured after a shooting at the first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas yesterday evening. The event, sponsored ...
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Fatwas, gay sex tourism and the Indonesian LGBT underground

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Context surrounding the recent fatwa against gays issued by Indonesia’s most prominent Muslim clerical body.
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Indonesia’s top clerics issue fatwa against gays

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The country’s leading Islamic scholars are worried that homosexuals create a “stain on the dignity of Indonesia.”
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It’s time to stop debating the Islamic-ness of the Islamic State

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Last Thursday, Mehdi Hassan published a rebuttal to Graeme Wood’s widely-read analysis of the Islamic State. Wood’s piece illustrated the ways in which the Islamic State ...
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City of Paris to sue Fox News for defamation

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Fox claimed that Paris was filled with Muslim no-go zones where no Christian dare tread.
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Fox News says Paris has unsafe Muslim-controlled “no-go zones” like Iraq, Afghanistan

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Which came as a bit of a surprise to actual Parisians.
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Are the Charlie Hebdo shooters “radical” or simply “Orthodox”?

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#NotJustMuslims is a more appropriate hashtag than #NotAllMuslims, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.
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It’s time for a serious discussion about [insert latest case of religious violence here]

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This horrible attack had nothing to do with religion, even if the attackers vigorously & repeatedly claim it d
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12 dead in Paris terror attack; magazine criticized Muhammad

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A satirical magazine that has mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad was attacked by gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
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Islam didn’t kill Canadian Cpl. Nathan Cirillo — but it helped

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Is it just me, or does talking about religious violence feel an awful lot like talking about gun violence?
Human Rights groups, inexplicably, have not posted any royalty-free photos of Asia Bibi online (not even on the Wikipedia page devoted to her case). So you get a logo instead. #advocacy101

Pakistani Christian woman set to die after drinking “Muslim” water

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Some liberals are more concerned about offending Islam than the fact that a woman is about to die for “blasphemy.”
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On Islam, liberals actually agree on what’s important

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Deconstructing a recent discussion (yell-fest) on Bill Maher over whether American liberals coddle Islam.
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Liberals need to stop mansplaining ISIS

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We tend to explain away Islamic extremism as being motivated by something other than religion. And we’re wrong.
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