Double Standards in Media and Politicians Helps ISIS Make Its Case – That America Hates Muslims

Senators LIndsey Graham and Ted Cruz, photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and CNN

By Junaid M. Afeef Many people ask American Muslims why they do not condemn ISIS or do more to counter the political violence committed by their co-religionists.  My rejoinder would be, “Why don’t more Americans outside of the Muslim community speak out against the double standards in law enforcement and against the rampant anti-Muslim bigotry [Read More...]

Here She Is, Miss America – A Look Behind the Bigotry


By Abrar Qadir The racist reactions to Nina Davuluri’s Miss America pageant victory were indeed alarming. Nonetheless, there is much to unpack from the incident, and considered compassion can and should be as much a part of the American Muslim reaction as outrage. For purposes of this analysis, let us consider racism as stemming largely [Read More...]

Shaima Al-Awadi – Beyond Hoodies and Hijabs

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By Nadia S. Mohammad The perplexing circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of a young mother, Shaima Alawadi, has had the Muslim American community abuzz recently. As her daughter purportedly found Alawadi’s body with a note stating, “go back to your country, you terrorist,” many rushed to label the incident as a ‘hate crime,’ even attempting [Read More...]