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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]


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