Though the Islamic Society of North America still attracts accusations of extremism from some on the right, the group’s annual conference last weekend showed a determination to make full integration irreversible. [Read more...]
With the stepping down of Louis Farrakhan and the stepped-up pressure of WD Muhammad, the Nation of Islam faces a fork in the road – shift towards orthodox Islam or face an uncertain future. [Read more...]
If Muslim-Americans were able to pull off a grand protest, would it curtail the rise of extremism? Would the terrorists care what we thought? And would it make the average non-Muslim American feel more secure? [Read more...]
American Muslims and the US government are often on opposing sides when it comes to combating extremism. By depoliticizing the issue and promoting a cooperation of equals, it doesn’t have to be that way. [Read more...]
For Oklahoma native Kareem Salama, the Islamically-inspired country music he creates is no novelty. We speak with the budding country singer about why his varied influences mesh so well. [Read more...]
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