Social Justice in Islam and the Legacy of Malcolm X

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By Adam Soltani As we celebrate African-American History this month, we are reminded of the legacy of many of the leaders of civil rights advocacy who came before us. American Muslims owe a debt of gratitude to all these leaders for paving the path of fighting for equality that we now tread upon. Names such as [Read More...]

Election 2012 – American Muslims Gain Political Empowerment

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Zeba Iqbal There were so many wins on election night. President Barack Obama was re-elected; Nate Silver’s statistical model and basic arithmetic trumped punditry; and women and communities of color swung the election. And, American Muslims — not particularly courted by any political party — came together to [Read More...]

Vote, Because Islam Tells You To

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Rabia Chaudry President Obama bombed in the first presidential debate. But I’m going to vote for him anyway. He said he would close Guantanamo and didn’t. But I’m going to vote for him anyway. He’s increased the drone strikes and civilian deaths overseas, facilitated in the erosion of [Read More...]

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE!

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By Zeba Iqbal In 2000, I registered, but didn’t vote. I didn’t care who won. Or so I thought. My silent “protest” against the candidates and the process didn’t feel triumphant. It felt irresponsible. I am glad I didn’t live in Florida in 2000, as my apathy might have determined an election. Looking back, I [Read More...]

Muslims, You’ve Got a Great Deal of Work to Do

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By Ahmed Younis When you burn the American flag you burn my flesh. When you speak ill of the Prophets of God, you stab me in the eye. Understanding with any clarity what happened in Cairo and Benghazi on Tuesday will take some time as we gather facts and move past the emotion of our [Read More...]

Real Dialogue that Breaks Down Hate, One Person at a Time

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By Kari Ansari American Muslims and Sikhs have been experiencing another uptick in aggression against them. In mid-August, shots were fired at a Morton Grove, Ill., mosque; paintball guns left ominous paint splatters all over a mosque in Oklahoma; and an acid bomb was thrown at a Lombard, Ill., Islamic school — all three incidents occurred while [Read More...]


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