Election 2016: Muslim Americans Stand On a Precipice

By Imam Mansoor Sabree  Over the past couple of years, Muslim Americans have been experiencing a wave of Islamophobic abuse throughout the U.S. In a relatively short period of time, we have gone from isolated cases of Islamophobic attacks to the full blown mainstreaming of a nationwide Islamophobic discourse that threatens our social fabric. Islamophobic [Read More…]

What is CVE (Countering Violent Extremism)?

By Alejandro J. Beutel with Mimi Yu and Asma Shah The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) hosted a debate at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference over Labor Day weekend in September regarding the concept and practice of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) inside the United States, but one very basic question [Read More…]

Why the Muslim Vote will be Crucial in this Election

This is the second in a four-part series focusing on the 2016 election cycle and how American Muslim communities factor into the political process. Click here for part one. By Youssef Chouhoud One of the hallmark theories in political science is the so-called “paradox of voting.” The reward citizens get from casting a ballot, according to [Read More…]

Mobilization and Beyond: Building Muslim Political Power

Embed from Getty Images This is the first in a four-part series focusing on the 2016 election cycle and how American Muslim communities factor into the political process. By Mohammad Khan Like no other election cycle in recent memory, the 2016 presidential campaign has been fraught with an intense focus on Muslims, Islam and Muslim [Read More…]

On Shariah Law: Tolerance is the Law of the Land

By Fatina Abdrabboh I teach a course at a law school on Islamic Law, familiar to some as sharia. Yes, I teach sharia to American law students. In fact, the country’s leading law schools are increasingly offering this course alongside others meant to equip American law students with the cultural skills of a global world. In my class, we [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…]