Tag: muslims

Leaders provide vision—not division

Leaders provide vision—not division

| December 30, 2015

By the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Leaders provide vision. They help people understand where they are, how they got there and what they must do to go forward. They help calm nerves and strengthen courage. They are steady in times of trouble, inspiring in times of demoralization. Donald Trump’s reaction to […]

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

| December 30, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist In the aftermath of the Paris massacre and, later, the San Bernardino massacre, I have found myself wondering about the responses that we are hearing in the media and on the streets. It goes beyond Donald Trump’s ridiculous suggestion of banning Muslims from the USA. There seems […]

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Paris, terror and the forgotten

Paris, terror and the forgotten

| December 1, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. I told her that they were—and are—not […]

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In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

In visit to Nairobi slums, pope decries greed of elites

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)–The head of the Catholic Church, making a historic trip to three countries in Africa, stopped in Nairobi’s Kangemi “informal settlement”, one of the city’s 12 enormous slums where approximately 60 percent of the population resides. With no sewage system and limited electricity, about 200,000 people live in Kangemi under tin roofs, on steep slopes […]

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The GOP’s enemies’ list

The GOP’s enemies’ list

| September 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants—and their  American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Sure. Asian immigrants and alleged “birth tourists” who take advantage of the 14th Amendment’s […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

| January 7, 2015

By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The primary threat to law enforcement officers in America, is not coming from where you may think, say analysts.  Angry white males at home are a far greater threat than foreigners abroad, they warn.(FinalCall.com)–There is a very real threat […]

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Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

Police Muslim spy unit disbanded

| April 15, 2014

The post 9-11 world is a complex one fraught with suspicions, paranoia and real threats. In addition to inflicting immediate pain and death upon the nation, the attacks have had a sometimes detrimental longterm effect on the nation’s psyche and have pushed us into countless, aggressive debates about privacy. And, there is a legitimate argument […]

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Muslims in Central African Republic fear extermination

Muslims in Central African Republic fear extermination

| February 19, 2014

A Muslim-led coup that brought chaos in the Central African Republic now threatens to ignite one of the worst religious wars on the continent.

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