Dear President Obama: Guantanamo will Never be Resolved

By Dr. Maha Hilal President Obama gave a speech yesterday highlighting his administration’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the infamous prison that has been used to house prisoners in the so-called “War on Terror.” Obama offered several rationales as to why the prison should be closed, such as U.S. national security and its standing in [Read More…]

It is Violent Extremism, Not Islamic Extremism

By Junaid M. Afeef President Obama’s remarks at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast — particularly that those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam are in fact betraying it — are timely if not overdue. Muslims in America, particularly youth, deserve to hear the president speaking accurately about Islam at a time [Read More…]

Ramadan 2014 – White House Iftar and Learning to Play the Game

This article comes on Day 28 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More…]

Dr. King’s Dream, A Presidential Inauguration, and America Today

By Zainab Chaudry Raindrops splatter against the window – briefly clinging to its cool, damp surface before slowly sliding down and collecting into amorphic pools on the pane. The myriad of drops represent people, the descent – their lifespan from birth to death. Each drop begins as a single entity. Gradually as it makes its [Read More…]

Is it Better to Vote Based on a Candidate’s Policies or His/Her Faith?

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Hesham Hassaballa Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. And, it is not unreasonable to expect that candidates for public office will also hold their faith as an important part of their lives. President Barack Obama, a Christian, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, [Read More…]

How Far is America from Electing a Muslim President?

Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Daniel Tutt How far away is American from Electing a Muslim president? Closer than you might think As someone deeply engaged in combatting Islamophobia, one of the highlights of the 2008 Presidential election was when General Colin Powell denounced the myth that President Obama is Muslim on Meet [Read More…]


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