Mayor Omar Ahmad (1964-2011): Serving the public while riding a Segway

Omar Ahmad, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and the hardworking mayor of San Carlos, CA and a shining example of Muslims in public service, died suddenly at his home at the age of 46. [Read more…]

Song "Find Heaven": A soundtrack to radicalization

A song and music video by musician Daniyal Noorani tells the story of a confused young man seeking answers about life’s important questions and shows how an individual lures this young man by telling him that he has the answer to life’s ultimate question: how to find heaven. [Read more…]

Rally for Sanity and/or Fear: Muslims holding signs

Among the over 200,000 people who gathered this weekend in Washington, DC for the “Rally for Sanity and/or Fear” organized by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert was a sizable Muslim contingent, many of whom had some tongue-in-cheek messages. Here are some of the signs they carried. [Read more…]

Profiling: Going in “Muslim garb” for Halloween

The only thing scarier than meeting someone in “Muslim garb” at an airport is the idea that people find safety in simplistic profiling of Muslims. Why do people so readily embrace such an irrational notion? [Read more…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 034

We talk about the drama around the recent attempts in Florida to burn the Qur’an, and defend free speech in the process. We also talk with bestselling author and international security analyst Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed. [Read more…]

Free speech: A defense of free speech by Muslim Americans

A group of us felt strongly enough about the situation of cartoonist Molly Norris to issue a statement in defense of free speech, which Ms. Norris has been made aware of and is grateful for. [Read more…]