Muslims

NYT's Poster Child for Islamic Moderates Falls off the Poster

NYT May 4: "The principal, Debbie Almontaser...has been vilified on Web sites as having an 'Islamist agenda.'" NYT August 11: Almontaser "resigned under pressure after she was quoted defending ...

Neil MacFarquhar's Latest Knee-Jerk Defense of a Muslim Charity

The Times' Muslim-beat reporter writes like a pro-Muslim advocate: "For American Muslims, whose religion stipulates that they give 2.5 percent of their annual income to charity, the shuttering of ...

"Unclear What Role, If Any, Religion Played" in Fort Dix Six Terror Plot?

In the face of clear evidence, reporter Alan Feuer claimed "It is unclear what role, if any, religion played in the attack Mr. Shnewer and the five other men are charged with planning."

Are Secular Turks Paranoid About Islamic Influence?

In a turnabout, the Times mocks protestors in Turkey calling for less religion in public life: "Some concerns were snobbish: religious Turks were uneducated and poor, their pesky prayer rugs got ...

California Muslims "Haunted" by Terror Case

Neil MacFarquhar on a Muslim community in Lodi that was home to a man convicted of providing material support for terrorism: "The tide of fear rolled in and has never quite receded..." Fear of the ...

The Times Embraces One N-Word: "Nationalists"

Don't blame radical Muslims for the execution-style killings of three Christians in Turkey: "Turkish authorities detained five men for questioning, three 19-year-olds and two 20-year-olds; the ...

A Pulitzer Prize for Evasive Reporting?

Andrea Elliott's series on a Brooklyn-based Muslim imam won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing - but suffers from a lack of curiosity about the unflattering sides of its subject matter.

Times Details Allegations Against Imams - on the Op-ed Page, Anyway

Op-ed contributor James Zumwalt does what the Times hadn't, laying out complaints made by fellow airline passengers of suspicious behavior by six Muslim leaders.

A Reporter's Grudge Against France's Tough-on-Crime Candidate

France's tough-on-crime presidential candidate "alienated many in ethnic districts" - as well as reporter Elaine Sciolino.

No Critical CAIR in the Times

Reporter Neil MacFarquhar avoids the controversial accusations about the "Islamic civil rights group" CAIR, while suggesting its critics are motivated by hatred and McCarthyism.
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