Evangelicals look down on atheists’ values. Nonreligious people fear that conservative Christians want to limit their freedoms. Republicans worry that Muslims pose a threat to their physical safety. In short, many American identity groups are awfully concerned about one another. That’s the takeaway Continue Reading
Documents support fears of Muslim surveillance by Obama-era program by Spencer Ackerman
Internal US law enforcement documents describe a highly controversial community initiative aimed at identifying potential terrorists before they “radicalize” as being intimately related to intelligence gathering. Despite years of official denials, American Muslim civil rights groups have claimed Continue Reading
Shari’a Law in North America
By Roy Oksnevad The row concerning Shari’a [Shariah] creeping into North America has filled the blogosphere. According to NPR, by the summer of 2010, anti-Shari’a laws were being introduced in several state legislatures. Louisiana, Arizona, and Tennessee have all passed versions of a bill Continue Reading
Controversies Over Mosques and Islamic Centers Across the U.S.
This map shows the locations of 37 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last three years. In many cases, the opposition has centered on neighbors' concerns about traffic, noise, parking and property values - the same objections that often greet Continue Reading