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Dilshad D. Ali

Managing Editor, Muslim Portal

Dilshad D. Ali joined as Managing Editor of the Muslim Portal in May 2011. She has covered Muslims and Islam in America for more than 10 years for a variety of media outlets, including (before it became, Newsweek, Azizah Magazine, Illume Magazine,, Islamica magazine, and Beliefnet. She has also worked as an editor at Islamic Relief USA, the largest Muslim charity organization in the U.S. During her time at Beliefnet, Ms. Ali greatly expanded coverage of Islam and Muslims in America as well and was also responsible for the site's Hinduism and minor Asian religion pages. She developed a comprehensive "Understanding Islam" section for Beliefnet prior to the fifth anniversary of 9/11, managed numerous blogs and newsletters, and produced an award-winning online travel diary with Islam scholar Akbar Ahmed.

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Recent Articles

American Muslims and the NYPD Trust Deficit

American Muslim activists, academics, and students air their concerns on the dwindling trust between New York's Muslim community and the police department. Read More »

Report Reveals Underpinnings of Islamophobia in the U.S.

A new report from the Center for American Progress exposes the key players and funding in a tightly knit Islamophobia network. Read More »

Ramadan Is Meant to Be Shared

For American Muslims, Ramadan can be a time to tell our story -- to show the full beauty of our faith. Read More »

Muslims and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

What's an American Muslim to say to Herman Cain? Read More »

Owning Our Own Stories

Why do so many misconceptions about Muslim women persist? Who defines American Muslim women? A new book seeks to defy labels and show the diversity of what it means to be American, Muslim, and female. Read More »