By Jennie Rodriguez-Moore, Recordnet.com
MANTECA - In an effort to promote harmony and thank the community for its support, mosque leaders opened the doors to the Islamic Center of Manteca for public visits Sunday more than a week after the building was vandalized with messages of hate.
By Kyle Spencer, New York Times
Shortly before sunup, a dozen or so students at the University of California, San Diego, stumbled dutifully out of bed. They ironed their collared shirts, knotted their ties and piled into their cars. Their destination was the Islamic Center of San Diego, where they were to be initiated into the country's first Muslim fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu, named for three letters that start several chapters of the Quran: Alif Laam Meem.
by Robert P. George, First Things
I am a Catholic. My Church teaches me to esteem our Muslim friends and to work with them in the cause of promoting justice and moral values. I am happy to stand with them in defense of what is right and good. And so I stand with the young woman in the above video in defense of modesty, chastity, and piety, just as I stand with Muslims like my dear friends Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Suzy Ismail against the killing of unborn children and the evil of pornography, and with my equally dear friend Asma Uddin of the Becket Fund in defense of religious freedom.
By Aaron Patrick Flanagan, Imagine 2050
The present Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) debate, as political debates tend to do, has produced much ugliness from the organized nativist movement, both anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim alike. While both rail on separate-but-not-mutually-exclusive talking points, the anti-Muslim sphere has begun focusing more and more prevalently on the issue of immigration.
"Security screwups are not very uncommon. But this is a first."
By Nick Baumann, Mother Jones
In a lapse that national security experts call baffling, a high-ranking FBI agent filed a sensitive internal manual detailing the bureau's secret interrogation procedures with the Library of Congress, where anyone with a library card can read it.
By Tara Kulash, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Some St. Louis Muslims and Jews are realizing that they share more in common than they may have thought.
"Good deed," for example, translates to very similar words in Judaic and Islamic texts.
So on Wednesday's third annual Day of Service, members of the Jewish community completed a tzedakah, and Muslims completed a sadaqah.