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August 23, 2010
The Baltimore Sun correctly laments that 20 percent of Americans think Obama is a Muslim ("Our secret Muslim president," Editorial, Aug. 22). For the record, I'm not one of them. I am, however, part of the 75 percent of Americans that according to a Gallup poll released last week have neither "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers and television news. This isn't the same thing as saying we don't like your editorials, or we don't like your anchorman, or we don't like your commentators.
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By Jonah Goldberg | September 15, 2014
"Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. " -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on Wednesday. About the second point reasonable people can quibble. The terrorist army that calls itself the Islamic State is certainly trying to build a state -- and not just a state, but a super state or caliphate. They're not there yet; their delivery of social services seems spotty at best, though they do collect taxes and uphold the law (in a fashion)
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NEWS
August 22, 2010
Which is the sadder commentary on the state of public discourse in the United States here in the late summer of 2010: That 20 percent of Americans told pollsters they believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim? Or, that suggesting someone is a Muslim would be circulated as a way to denigrate that person? Two facts about the poll results released last week by the Pew Research Center are particularly distressing. First, the poll was taken before President Obama waded into the controversy surrounding plans to build an Islamic center including a mosque near the Ground Zero site in New York City.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police issued a plea for the public's help Wednesday in solving the murder of a gas station clerk in Hanover last week. The reward for information in the fatal shooting of Rajinder Kumar, 49, at an Exxon station in Hanover on Aug. 7 now stands at $27,000, with contributions from the FBI, the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council and Metro Crime Stoppers. "We are in relentless pursuit of this cold-blooded killer and we won't rest until he is in handcuffs," Anne Arundel Police Chief Kevin Davis said during a news conference at the gas station Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
August 24, 2010
While it is obvious that President Barack Obama is a Christian, based on his twenty-year weekly attendance at a United Church of Christ in Chicago, headed by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, it is still understandable that 18 percent of Americans believe that he is Muslim. During his presidency he has been eager to ally himself with Muslim countries, even apologizing to those nations for the purported sins of the U. S. against those countries, despite all our efforts to assist them, including Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
It should be no surprise that one in five Americans think President Barack Obama is a Muslim. All one has to do is watch all the really stupid people (especially the young) on the Jaywalking segments of the Jay Leno show who can't answer basic questions about America! Gary Irons, Marriottsville
NEWS
September 23, 2012
I agree with the premise of your editorial "Romney has a point" (Sept. 13), that President Barack Obama "failed to explain a core American value" of freedom of speech. However, there was much more lacking in the official administration response. U.S. consulates and embassies are U.S. sovereign territory, so an attack on them, much less the wanton murder of our ambassador, is an act of war. Presidential and State Department responses, therefore, must be framed with this fundamental understanding.
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By Robert Little, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2010
Gary Metz and Ayman Nassar have this in common: They are both men of faith, both active in their Howard County congregations, and they're fully willing to take on the dirty work of helping the less privileged. Nassar is a Muslim, and Metz is a Jew, but it was the similarities that brought them together at a home renovation project in Mount Airy on Sunday. Both reject stereotypes; both view education and cooperation as the path toward shattering them. As Metz oversaw a crew of volunteer painters from local synagogues, Nassar corralled a group of teenagers from his mosque to dismantle an old shed out back.
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By JONATHAN POWER | January 18, 1991
I don't know about you, but after escaping the World War II and Cold War I, I don't want to bequeath to my children the consequences of a failed and destructive relationship between the Christian West and Islam.Murderous enmity has burned on and off since the time of the Crusades; now it is given new life by, on the one hand, the post-modernist reaction in much of the Islamic world at a time when windfall oil billions enable it to buy sophisticated arms and by, on the other, the apparent redirection of free-floating popular Western hostility from communism redirected toward a new hate object in Islamic societies.
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By Fawaz A. Gerges | March 21, 2002
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- It appears that neither the Sept. 11 attacks nor the Bush administration's public diplomacy have dented anti-American sentiments in Muslim countries. A majority of Muslims still harbor deep resentment toward the United States and its foreign policies, according to a recent Gallup Poll conducted in December and January in nine Muslim countries -- Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait. Despite Washington's effort to make the case for its war in Afghanistan, 77 percent of all respondents believe that its military action is not morally justified; 53 percent view the United States "very" unfavorably.
NEWS
August 11, 2014
The United States should end all aid to Israel. When the Palestinians look up in the sky and see fighter jets and helicopters dropping bombs, they see America ( "Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire," Aug. 8). Those illegal settlements? Built by the American taxpayer. The blockade that obstructs aid? Sponsored by American taxpayers. It is no wonder that radical Muslims want to kill Americans. We are all in danger in this country mostly because the Israel lobby owns Washington.
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By Feisal Abdul Rauf | October 1, 2013
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible - just possible - that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East. Three major developments are happening right now. Iran's new president, Hasan Rowhani, has made a peace overture after more than three decades of conflict with the United States. President Barack Obama's phone call to Mr. Rowhani was a breakthrough in diplomatic relations with Iran that have been frozen since 1979. The United States and Russia have brokered an agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
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By Cal Thomas | September 28, 2013
President Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York was flawed, displaying a type of moral equivalency that does not exist for America's enemies. His claim that "The world is more stable than it was five years ago" is demonstrably false. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Congo, to name only a few, there are at least as many conflicts as in 2008 and far more now than when the United Nations was created. According to Themner, Lotta and Peter Wallensteen, in "Armed Conflict, 1946-2011", Journal of Peace Research, there were fewer than 20 armed conflicts in 1946.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 22, 2013
A couple months ago, I got an email from Supreet. Supreet is in the 11th grade. He shops at Wal-Mart and plays basketball. His father came to this country from India and both are Sikhs, followers of a centuries-old faith founded in the Punjab region. Supreet wanted to tell me what it is like being a Sikh in America. He wrote about how, after 9/11, his father became "perhaps the most hated man in our small town. " He wrote about how his dad had to stop wearing the turban Sikh men use to cover their "kesh," the hair their faith forbids them to cut. He wrote about bullying and depression suffered by young Sikhs.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 20, 2013
Is America crazy? Twelve people killed at a secure naval installation virtually on the front porch of the federal government, eight others hurt, the shooter shot to death, and it's just another manic Monday, another day in the life of a nation under the gun. So yes, maybe it's time we acknowledged that gorilla in the back seat, time we asked the painfully obvious. Is America crazy? You know, don't you, that Muslims watched this unfold with a prayer on their lips: "Don't let him be a Muslim.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
First The New York Times; now the Canton Kayak Club? The website for the group of urban paddling enthusiasts was the victim of an apparent hacking Wednesday and Thursday, bearing an image of a man on a horse with a spear and the messages "NO WAR!" and "All Hail the Islamic world, we're here!" "We have no idea who did it nor why someone would hack our site," c lub Vice President Cliff Charland said. "It is obviously something we're not happy about. " The website had been restored to normal as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
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By Anwar Ibrahim | June 10, 1991
Kuala Lumpur -- THE STATE of the Muslim world, so dismally revealed during the Persian Gulf crisis and its aftermath, may be summed up in a single phrase: A collapse of moral initiative.The Muslim mind-set today is both morally and intellectually docile. On the one hand, we have become accustomed to blaming everything on the colonial legacy while, on the other, some of us seem to have little hesitation in condoning the naked aggression of one Muslim country against another.Instead of honestly addressing the central issues that face the Ummah, or Muslim community, our leaders have engaged in emotional exploitation.
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By DANIEL BERGER | June 4, 1994
It is said by analysts who may or may not know that the reason European governments ignore the Serbs' methodical destruction of the Bosnian Muslim people is that they would not welcome a Muslim Bosnia in the heart of Europe.This idea is not easy to tackle head-on, because governments are not caught saying this. It is only others presuming to interpret them.So let the response be that, were this the case, it would be stupid, for four reasons:(1) There are two Islamic countries in Europe now. Both are quite secular, but that may change if their societies do. Both are watching events in Bosnia and Western responses closely.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 2, 2013
"I know this sounds racist, but ... " So goes the subject line on last week's email from Bill, a reader. It seems Bill has an idea. Given that "all of the radical terrorists have been Muslims," he wants the government to mount a program to surveil every follower of Islam who immigrates to these shores. We are, claims reader Bill, "faced with a population who swears an oath to God to kill Americans -- not Canadians, not Mexicans, but Americans. " It is, he says, "time we protect ourselves.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
The article by Zainab Choudry and Saqib Ali on Israel's supposed discrimination against Arab-American and Muslim citizens is missing a big part of the story in the Arab and Muslim world ("Don't let Israel discriminate," April 30). Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had to personally intervene to allow Jewish reporters on his plane to enter Saudi Arabia, since Jews weren't allowed. Christians in Arab lands are harassed and persecuted on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Muslim women are considered property upon marriage, and the Arab Spring in Egypt has replaced one dictator with another.
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