This Fourth of July, Celebrate Outside of the American Muslim Sphere


By Khurram Dara The last year or two has been a bumpy road for American Muslims. From the Loews advertising fiasco with TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” to the never-ending Murfreesboro mosque protests, to the NYPD surveillance program, it has become apparent that as one controversy cools down, another comes up along the way. Right now, we’re [Read More...]

Action Alert – Follow Friday #ThankYou Campaign on Twitter for NYPD Lawsuit

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By Fatemeh Fakhraie Wednesday, Muslim Advocates launched Hassan v. The City of New York, a lawsuit seeking to prove that the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey is unconstitutional. Several lawmakers have also petitioned the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into FBI violations of constitutionally-protected rights of American [Read More...]

The Golden Calf of Motherhood

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By Susan Carland There probably isn’t a Muslim alive that hasn’t heard the hadith, ‘paradise lies at your mother’s feet.’ Muslims are quite proud of this, as well as many other prophetic traditions and Qur’anic verses that champion motherhood. Indeed, it seems to be unquestioned that being a mother is a blessed and strongly endorsed [Read More...]

‘Homeland,’ Islam and the Battle Within


By Daniel Tutt When television portrays the war on terrorism, more than 67 percent of the time, the enemy is white, according to a recent study by the Norman Lear Center at USC. At first glance this seems odd. Isn’t the war on terror a war against extremist Muslims? Aren’t Muslims mostly brown-skinned? The war [Read More...]

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

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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...]

Is Just About the Quran Burning? Why are Afghanis So Angry?


By Omid Safi In the aftermath of the deaths of two NATO soldiers in the spiraling Afghan Qur’an burning demonstrations, the US is withdrawing soldiers from Kabul ministries.   Media personalities everywhere have reflected on the Qur’an burning disaster in Afghanistan, and we have now officially reached the absurd point where conservative pundits blame everything on [Read More...]