The New McCarthyism: Islamophobia, American Muslims, and the Progressive Response

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The New McCarthyism: Islamophobia, American Muslims, and the Progressive Response is a three part online course presented by Jason Van Boom on how progressives and American Muslims can fight Islamophobia. This three week course running from July 23rd to August 6, 2012 gives an insider’s candid perspective on Islamophobia and American Muslims, and the implications for progressives of all faiths and none. Drawing from his professional experience working with Islamic nonprofits, his … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways on How NOT to Build a Mosque in America

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Here are the top 10 items which the American Muslim Community should do if they do NOT want to build a new Mosque: 10. If your community finds a good sized piece of land (or an existing building) at a good price, then don’t look into the zoning or check to see if a religious assembly can legally be held there!  You can figure out the zoning later, after you have bought the land and invested a lot of the community’s money. Getting a legal use permit is a waste of time and money.  We … [Read more...]

The “Bat-Ramadan” Situation

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“Is that the new moon for Ramadan?…no wait…it’s the Bat Signal!” For movie geeks, the third and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is opening up in theaters on July 20th, 2012 – which  coincidentally is the 1st day or night of Ramadan (depending on if you follow local moon sighting or not)! There has been much discussion online on whether or not young Muslims should go and watch the movie because of its … [Read more...]

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

Round Table Discussion: Professional Muslim Women

This Video Discussion is from "The Muslim Round Table Television" (MRT) Show, which I produced a few years back. This episode was guest hosted by Audrey Peard and features 3 professional American Muslim women (A Marketing Manager, Retired Nurse and a 6th Grade School Teacher). They have an interesting discussion on misconceptions and stereotypes of Muslim Women, as well as how they balance their work and family life. Check it out here: MRT: Professional Muslim … [Read more...]

Interview with Nazem Kadri with the Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Team

Here is a link to a Video interview with Toronto Maple Leaf Professional Hockey Player, Nazem Kadri, which I originally produced for ILLUME magazine: Interview with Toronto Maple Leafs Professional Hockey Player Nazem Kadri Nazem made his NHL debut on February 8, 2010 against the San Jose Sharks. His parents immigrated to Canada from the small town of Kferdenis in Lebanon. Kadri was born in October 1990 in London, Ontario in Canada. The professional hockey player started skating when … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Crisis of Islamic Civilization

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Recently someone recommended I read this book called “The Crisis of Islamic Civilization” by Ali A. Allawi. Mr. Allawi served as the Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance in the Iraqi postwar governments. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised while reading this book, because unlike other books with similar subject matters, this was not just an academic book filled with many footnotes and a few historical facts, … [Read more...]


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