Americans United partnered with the Bridge Initiative yesterday to host a Facebook Live discussion, “Standing With Our Muslim Neighbors.”
President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban and should immediately be put on hold, according to a legal brief filed today by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Thanks to oppressive legislation and policies, restrictions on and interference with women’s rights plague many countries around the globe, regardless of the majority religion and the church-state arrangement in those nations.
An Oklahoma state representative says he will file legislation next year to prohibit “terrorist organizations” from being active in Oklahoma, news outlets are reporting.
State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) led an interim study Oct. 25 in the House Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee about “radical Islam” and groups he perceives as dangerous.
Bennett listed Hamas, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the North American Islamic Trust and the Islamic Society of North America as organizations that must be opposed because they “are here to destroy us.”
Americans United for Separation of Church and State said today that it will work vigorously to oppose any attempts by the administration of Donald J. Trump to undermine religious freedom in the United States.
Not-so-nice things have been happening in Minnesota lately for religious minorities. A recent Minnesota Public Radio News report highlighted a spate of disturbingly islamophobic speakers catering to the Religious Right’s rhetoric at events in largely rural areas of the state.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Newton County, Ga., courthouse on Aug. 22 to attend a public hearing and express opposition to a local Muslim community’s plans to build a mosque and cemetery outside of Covington.
Most speakers blasted the plan, with some even suggesting the mosque could become a terrorist training camp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported – yet they insisted they were not motivated by anti-Muslim bias.
It should surprise no one that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mentioned religious freedom in his speech to the Republican National Convention last night. The former presidential candidate won the Values Voter Summit straw poll three years running and was widely regarded as the Religious Right’s favored candidate when he first entered the race.