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Video tests free speech

While some Muslims around the world violently protest against “Innocence of Muslims” – a 14-minute video posted on YouTube that goes out of its way to offend Muslims and the prophet Muhammad – the question of censorship arises. Despite calls from some around the world for YouTube to remove the inflammatory video, doing so would create a troubling precedent for the role of free speech... 

Panel discusses Islamic politics

Panel discusses Islamic politics
President of the Saudi Students Association Sami Aldejwi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush, and Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman, speak at the Muslim Student Association’s “Political Islam” event May 3 on the past, present and future of the political and religious aspects of the Middle East. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex Forbess Staff... 

Lecture addresses the politics of fear

Lecture addresses the politics of fear
Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, explains the idea of security using a poster produced by the British Ministry of Information during World War II in his lecture on Tuesday. In the lecture “The Politics of Fear: Balancing Liberty and Security at Home and Abroad” Neidleman spoke of American suspicion toward Muslim communities but also expressed optimism about the place of the United... 

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable
Nawal Atoura talked about the possibility of multiple faiths coming together for a single cause at the Interfaith Student Roundtable for Hope and Peace last week in the Campus Center. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, right, organized the event for the University of La Verne community to talk about their vision for peace among religions. At the end of the event, the group discussed participating... 

Muslim Student Association provides introduction to Islam

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Campus Center Ballroom was open to all students and faculty looking to have a better understanding of Islam during the Muslim Students Association’s first official event of the spring semester, titled “Islam 101.” About 19 people, including club members, attended the lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Traditional Arabic food was served before the start of the... 

Students honor Muslim holiday

Students honor Muslim holiday
Zakaria Alyami of the Saudi Student Association greets Philip Hofer at the Eid al-Fitr celebration Sept. 22 in the Campus Center. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month long fast from dawn until sunset for Muslims. The Saudi Student Association and Muslim Student Association invited people from all walks of life to join and learn about the traditions of Muslims and their holiday with educational... 

Islam is not the enemy

Muslims have been the recipients of a multitude of hate in the last few weeks. Protesters have stormed the city of New York in opposition to the construction of a mosque two blocks away from the former World Trade Center. A minister in Florida gained headlines when he proposed a “Burning of Qu’ran” day coinciding with the commemoration of 9/11. Even shows like “South Park” and “American... 

Acknowledge the peaceful majority

The recent Fort Hood shooting raises the question we as a country face every time an attack, of any magnitude, takes place domestically, what was the motive of the attacker? Instant analysis spews out of every cable news network about the alleged shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, and almost always his religious beliefs were and still are inextricably linked to his motives. Some commentators spoke out about... 

A moment of reverence and prayer

Ahmed Soboh invited members of all faiths and religions to join him in one of five daily prayers to help inform people of the traditions and misinterpretations of the Islamic religion. The prayer took place Tuesday in the Campus Center ballroom. / photo by Christopher Guzman  Read More →

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