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Cordoba House Must Be Sensitive To Victims’ Families!

Those who are trying to ban the Cordoba House are not being sensitive to the feelings of Julia Rodriguez, a sister of a September 11 victim. Maybe they should relocate their protests to a more appropriate subject. [...]

Christianity’s Other Anti-Cordoba Purge

Today, we ought to remember that in 1492, Columbus wasn’t the only one sailing the ocean blue. Jews were doing it too – looking for a new home, on pain of death. [...]

Remembering The Deep History Of Jewish Genocide

The greater massacre of Lublin Jews by Nazis during World War II was an historical echo of the earlier genocide that took place 355 years ago today. [...]

Massachusetts Primary Results 2010

Summary of the results of the 2010 congressional primaries in Massachusetts. [...]

Freedom is for the Rest of Us, not for Muslims

Bad Eagle, September 2010 on how the burning of a Koran is part of a long, vibrant historical tradition of free expression:

Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainsville, Florida, is in keeping with an ancient tradition of book burning. His proposed burning of the Koran on September 11, 2010, is [...]

On Korans and Mosques, Who Is Defending Freedom?

Plenty of people are ready to attack other people’s freedom, when it comes to the fury over Muslims in America. Who is willing to defend other people’s freedom? [...]

Coronating Lionheart

Violence took place 821 years ago today should remind us that those who launch attacks against Muslims are likely to enjoy violence against Jews as well. [...]

Sholley Attacks Muslims and Atheists Alike

Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]

NY Republican: Ban Religion in NYC to prevent the spread of Repression

In his latest display of mental gymnastics, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State Carl Paladino has just completed either a disastrously unsuccessful triple lutz or a spot-on bellyflop:

As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument [...]

National Movement Emerges to deny Americans the Right to Worship

Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times does good service this morning, informing us that a movement against religious freedom is spreading far and wide across America.

We’ve heard before of a push by Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and other prominent figures in the GOP-controlled wing of the “Tea Party” to ban the building of [...]

Memo to Sarah Palin on Religious Intolerance and the “Mosque”

Dear Sarah Palin:

You have repeatedly issued declarations online asking that “Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and that New York issue “a decision not to allow the building of a mosque.”

Let’s make a quick check of the facts:

1. It’s not “a mosque.” The Cordoba Center will be an [...]