Political fights and human rights

Quran, religious freedom, Muslim, Islam

Both, sweeping generalizations about Islam and Muslims and the supposed alliance among all Muslims with the Left, result in the politicization of Muslim rights.
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Muslim-Jewish solidarity in the face of hate

Judaism, Torah

Our attention should stay focused on solidarity efforts — efforts that we have to celebrate and amplify so that, in time, they drown out the hate.
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When the First Amendment Is Not Weaponized, but Sharpened

Supreme Court, First Amendment

That there are more challenges by the right does not necessarily mean free speech is being weaponized.
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The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

Quran, RFC, religious liberty

Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians.
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Sessions’s (and my) remarks at the DOJ Religious Liberty Summit

Religions, World, religious freedom, freedom of religion

The Department of Justice held a Religious Liberty Summit where Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the Religious Liberty Task Force.
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On national security and religious liberty

Associated Press, Muslim Ban, protest

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban by a vote of 5-4. In so ruling, the Court placed the U.S. among the many other nations worldwide where “national security” is used to quash human rights.
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On Masterpiece and Secular Blasphemy Laws

Supreme Court

While the Court’s opinion sidestepped the thornier issues at the intersection of religious liberty and gay rights, the opinion did underscore the need for unity in diversity.
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