Between Disengagement and Changing Paradigms – A New Path for America’s Mosques

How does one resolve these two parallel realities – that while there are fewer people going to mosques than before, houses of worship can and often do help congregants integrate more into American society? Is a mosque revolution the answer? [Read more…]

Top Ten Good News Stories of 2016

In Altmuslim tradition, we want to usher out the year and welcome 2017 by relating the Top Ten (in our opinion) Good Muslim News Stories of 2016. From triumphant stories at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to the breakout Muslim stars — Khizr and Ghazala Khan — from the Democratic National Convention to an all girls, all Muslim FemSTEM robotics team in California that defied the odds, there was plenty of joy and celebration as well! Check it out, in no particular order! [Read more…]

12 Issues and Stories that Captured the American Muslim Communities in 2016

From the firing of Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins back in January for wearing a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims to the possibility of a Muslim registry with the election of Donald J. Trump as our next President of the United States in November – 2016 has been a banner year of issues, controversies, election coverage and the loss of some great Muslims. [Read more…]

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Year in Review: Top Ten Good Muslim News Stories of 2015

By Altmuslim Editors Sure, we could talk about the Paris attacks, Charlie Hebdo, Isis, San Bernardino, Donald Trump, Islamophobia, anti-Muslim rhetoric and other things that made 2015 a difficult year for Muslim news, but why not end 2015 and look to 2016 by focusing on the positive? Because a lot of good things happened in [Read More…]

“Jihadi John” Most Likely Killed by Drone Strike

By Altmuslim Staff News reports are coming in fast and furious that the U.S. military is “reasonably sure”  a drone strike in Syria has killed the ISIS executioner known as “Jihadi John.” U.S. and British officials are seeking more information to confirm this. Army Col. and U.S. military spokesperson Steven Warren told reporters that a [Read More…]

Year in Review: Top Ten Good News Stories of 2014

By Altmuslim Editors  Some of you may think that of all the years we have done an annual Top Ten Good News Stories edition, this is the one we sit out.  After the weight of Gaza, ISIS, Central African Republic, Syria, Burma and most recently Pakistan, we gave it some serious thought. But the purpose [Read More…]

Interview: G. Willow Wilson On The Creation of the Newest Muslim-American Comic Superhero

Interview by Dilshad D. Ali It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s … well it’s not Superman, nor does this particular superhero fly. But with the introduction of the latest comic book superhero, Kamala Khan, we’re entering a whole new exciting world. Kamala, who is Marvel Comic’s newest superhero, is part of a growing effort [Read More…]

Learning About Allah to Z – Interview with Authors Sam’n and Uzma Sabir

By Shazia Kamal Farook I recently met author Sam’n Iqbal and artist Uzma Sabir to discuss the newest children’s book on the block, “Allah to Z: Activity Book.” Meeting at Sam’n’s home, I instantly picked up on the inspiration behind this book: a vibrant home dotted with artwork produced by her three adorable children. Uzma [Read More…]

The Muslims are Coming, and Pamela Gellar Isn’t Happy (Surprised?)

By Sheila Musaji In 2009, Dean Obeidallah wrote The Muslims Are Coming! in which he talked about an early Muslims Are Coming efforts: … In an effort to speed up the Muslim take over of America—which on some level would probably help my comedy career because I’ll get even more bookings by Muslim groups—my fellow Arab-American comedians Aron Kader [Read More…]