Tag Archives: Islam

  • Regina King Wants ‘American Crime’ to ‘Provoke Small Conversations’

    Apr 2, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *ABC is about halfway through its new anthology series “American Crime,” which co-stars Regina King as a Muslim woman looking to use her brother’s incarceration as a rallying cry for racial injustice – if only her brother would play along. King’s character Aliyah Shadeed was born Doreen Nix before converting to Islam. In tonight’s episode […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Religious Fundamentalism

    Jan 19, 15 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *A little while ago I wrote that the freedom of religion is the most important civil liberty protected by the 1st Amendment. Below is the dark side of that freedom.. The freedom of speech (which I argued is second to religion) is important because it helps to defuse the powder keg that is the freedom […]

  • Regina King Talks Playing a Muslim in ABC’s Racially-Charged ‘American Crime’ (Trailer)

    Jan 14, 15 by Cherie Saunders 4 Comments

    *Not only has Regina King booked another recurring role on a television series, but it’s the long anticipated new drama from Oscar winning “12 Years a Slave” screenwriter John Ridley. ABC’s “American Crime” is an anthology that explores race, class and gender through the lens of a racially charged murder and its subsequent trial. The series will explore […]

  • Berkeley Students Petition to Remove Bill Maher as Speaker

    Oct 28, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Bill Maher’s controversial comments about Islam has generated a movement at University of California, Berkeley to remove him as the December commencement speaker. The Change.org petition, which had amassed nearly 2,000 signatures by Monday afternoon, was generated by Marium Navid, a senator with the student government group Associated Students of the University of California, with […]

  • NFL: Husain Abdullah’s Penalty for Muslim Prayer was Wrong

    Sep 30, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Getting just as much ink this morning as the Kansas City Chiefs’ 41-14 destruction of the New England Patriots Monday night is the 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty given to Chiefs’s safety Husain Abdullah, reports ESPN.com. A devout Muslim, Abdullah slid to his knees and bowed in prayer following his 39-yard interception return for a touchdown. And for that […]

  • O.J. Simpson Reportedly Converting to Islam in Prison

    Aug 27, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *O.J. Simpson, serving time in Nevada since 2008, has turned to Islam in a bid to change his life….according to the National Enquirer. Juice was sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery over a theft of sports memorabilia at the Palace Station hotel-and-casino in Vegas. After […]