Modest Muslim Fashion Show Caters to Mixed-Gender Audience

By Saideh Jamshidi Lee Mozena, director of Zena Consulting, organized a mixed-gender modest couture fashion show to celebrate diversity, multiculturalism and different standards of modest fashion in the Pacific Northwest last week. Malikah Festival was the product of the effort, funded by Redmond Arts and Culture Commission, which took place at Redmond Senior Center. “I think [Read More…]

Three Men Arrested in Terrorist Plot on Somali Muslims in Kansas

By Altmuslim Editors Three members of a militia group, who call themselves “The Crusaders” have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism for plotting a bombing of a mosque and housing complex (where a large number of Somali Muslim refugees live and worship) in Garden City, Kansas. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news [Read More…]

Year in Review – Top Ten Good Muslim News Stories of 2013

By altmuslim contributors If there were two mantras that flooded the Muslim landscape in 2013, “no more apologies” and “owning our stories” were it. From arts and culture to the Nobel Peace Prize to gender equality to legal victories, Muslims around the world made their mark in many positive ways. For every time Muslims collectively [Read More…]

How to Help in the Philippines

If you have been plugged into the grid in any way these past few days, then you must be aware of the horrible tragedy unfolding in the Philippines right now. On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, a catastrophic typhoon three times the size of Hurricane Katrina, wreaked havoc in the Philippines. Delivering huge waves and winds [Read More…]

Presidential Debates – What to Watch for as Obama and Romney Tackle Foreign Policy

By Fawaz Gerges The debate tonight comes at an important time — issues in the Middle East with global significance are developing by the day. Recent events, like the violent protests in Libya and Egypt, Iran’s growing nuclear program and massacres in Syria have brought the candidates’ respective foreign policies, a fringe issue thus far [Read More…]

ACTION ALERT: Follow Our Lead on March 9 – Five #FF Tweets to Say Thanks

By Zeba Iqbal Thank you all so much for joining in our #ThankYou campaign. It was a great success! We wanted to ask you to join us again today, March 9. Our only ask is to tweet and retweet four #FF tweets today. Send/schedule as many as you can between 12 noon and 5 pm [Read More…]

ACTION ALERT- Follow Our Lead on Friday And Say #Thank You @Twitter

By Zeba Iqbal Muslims and non-Muslims in New York City and across the country have been upset by the news about the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims. The news is disturbing and deeply concerning to say the least. However, we are heartened by and very appreciative of the number of people and organizations that have come [Read More…]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

By Sadia Ashraf Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as a Documentary Short, the topic of the film — women who are the victims of acid burning — [Read More…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2011

Continuing our ten-year-old tradition, we take a look back at the news stories of 2011 and pick out the ones that give us reason to reflect, to hope, and to believe in better days ahead. [Read more…]

Afghan women: Pawns of war and peace

Unless the international community recognizes its responsibility to fulfill its commitments to Afghan women, marginalization and banishment will once again reappear. [Read more…]