Empowering the Community to Deal with Extremism in Our Mosques

MPAC safe spaces initiative

By Salam Al-Marayati When Adam Yahiye Gadahn was kicked out of an Orange County mosque in 2004, it was for good reason. He was a troublemaker who only meant more trouble for that mosque. Gadahn was kicked out for creating firestorms of controversies for his actions and was remembered as being “angry, rigidly pious, and hypercritical [Read More...]

Confronting Fear One Month After the Boston Marathon Bombings

Associated Press

By Obaid H. Siddiqui “To him who is in fear, everything rustles.” — Sophocles At about the 23rd mile of the Boston Marathon, Azeem Khan started receiving texts on his phone. The stream of messages weren’t out of the ordinary because he informed friends and supporters earlier via Facebook to text him with encouraging thoughts [Read More...]

Boston Marathon Bombings – When Religious Acceptance, Tolerance and Love is Needed Most

Muslims for Boston

By Carissa Flint It has been a little over one week since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, and I observed my moment of silence yesterday. As an Oklahoman, my moment of silence was not simply restricted to remembering the child, the graduate student, the young woman, and the MIT police officer who died, but [Read More...]


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