Pushing Secularism over Democratic Values – France’s PM Supports Hijab Ban in Universities

By Saideh Jamshidi Some Westerners, especially in France, view Muslim women who wear a hijab or head scarf, as backward-looking, oppressed by religion and unsophisticated. Such views have intensified after the Brussels terrorist attack. France, a country in anger following the ISIS attacks in Paris and fearful of the growth of Muslim extremism, is on [Read More…]

#GiveHope1000 – Creating Opportunities for Disabled Entrepreneurs

By Amanda Quraishi The biggest challenge that most disabled people have isn’t learning how to live and work with their disability in a world that privileges the abled. No, the biggest challenge is convincing others that they are just as capable of things as anyone else. Despite the leaps and bounds that the disabled community [Read More…]

Dear Trump Supporters – A Peace House Video

Various ethnic, religious and minority groups — from Muslims to Latinos to African Americans — have watched with horror and trepidation the rise and growth of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and more so the thousands upon thousands of supporters pushing him forward and feeding into his soundbites and rhetoric. Viral videos from various Trump rallies [Read More…]

Insulting Muslim Fashion and Modest Dressing is as Bad as Forcing the Hijab

By Saideh Jamshidi To cover or not to cover, that’s the problem, but to whom? When Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé recently advised fellow designers to have nothing to do with Muslim fashion, he sounded less like a renowned global fashion designer and more like the Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of [Read More…]

Moving Past the Condemnations: Recognizing Muslims’ Contributions to Our Public Safety

By Alejandro J. Beutel, Stephanie Choi, Sarala Prabhu and Erika Swanson Over the past several months, questions and scrutiny surrounding American Muslims have intensified, particularly amid heated Presidential campaign rhetoric, the Paris attacks, San Bernardino and most recently, Brussels. As a result, many have raised an oft-repeated pair of questions: “Why aren’t American Muslims and [Read More…]

In the Battle Against Islamophobia, We Must Stand with Interfaith Partners

By Maha Elgenaidi If anyone doubts the strength of anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., a poll taken last week by YouGov  should settle the issue. It revealed that 51 percent of Americans support a presidential candidate’s proposal to bar all Muslims (except U.S. citizens) from entering the U.S., while a solid plurality (45 percent) support [Read More…]


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