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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Islam

Islam within the law


Letters to the Editor

Suzanne Silvester
Regarding State Question 755: Are we reaching a point in which voters no longer need vote, as judges and courts continually negate the wishes of its citizens?
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

‘Stoning’ Sally

In Sally Kern’s forthcoming tome, the Republican lawmaker describes bloggers, activists and media casting verbal stones.


News

Clifton Adcock
Few people in Oklahoma politics are as polarizing as state Rep. Sally Kern. Beloved by some, reviled by others, the preacher’s wife, schoolteacher, grandmother and state representative has made national headlines more than once.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The post-9/11 Muslim experience


Commentary

Sheryl Siddiqui
For the last 10 years, Oklahoma Muslims have been stating and reinforcing with fatwas and statements from around the world that:
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rep. Paul Wesselhöft questions Islamophobia


Letters to the Editor

Paul Wesselhöft
Sheryl Siddiqui’s Commentary (“The post-9/11 Muslim experience,” Sept. 21, Oklahoma Gazette) is certainly helpful in some respects, but it is disingenuous in others.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Political reflection


Letters to the Editor

Dave Butler
Rep. Paul Wesselhöft’s letter of Oct. 5 (“Rep. Paul Wesselhöft questions Islamophobia,” Oklahoma Gazette) was both refreshing for its level of honesty coming from an elected official, and surprising for the arguments chosen to advocate his position.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The toll of Islamophobia


Letters to the Editor

Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier
“Islamophobia” has become a prominent buzzword in the realm of political rhetoric. Some see it as the pinnacle of a climate of discrimination in America; others view it as a smear tactic to inhibit free speech. What is the real pulse of our great nation when it comes to the delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom of speech?
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rising above messages of hate


Commentary

Adam Soltani
As violence erupts in the Middle East over an anti-Islam film, Oklahoma communities should seek to rise above these hate-filled actions and messages through peaceful dialogue and mutual understanding with those of other faiths.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Go ahead and blaspheme


CFN

Gazette staff
With violent protests throughout the Middle East over an anti-Muslim video on YouTube, you wouldn’t think it’s the best time for U.S. lawmakers to roll back limits on the belittling of religion.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Examining Islam

Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol addresses questions of Islam, the Middle East and democracy at a Monday lecture.


Features

Greg Horton
Mustafa Akyol
7 p.m. Monday
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
okcu.edu
426-5425
free
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fanning fears?

Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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