Who Speaks for Islam in America?

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By Khurram Dara Who speaks for Islam in America? After tragedies like the ones that occurred in Paris and San Bernardino, the dearth of central leadership in Muslim America has become increasingly apparent. While a host of Muslim organizations, communities and thought-leaders routinely condemn violence committed in the name of Islam, their voices are often [Read More...]

Remember the Refugees at the First Thanksgiving

Bantu refugee children from refugee camps in Kenya in St. Petersburg, Florida; at a farewell party before being relocated to other places in the US. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

By Nihad Awad This Thursday, friends and family will gather to commemorate the resettlement of the first wave of refugees to what would become the United States. While we as a nation are now more cognizant of the terrible toll this resettlement took on the native inhabitants of the land, we also recognize that the [Read More...]

MuslimARC – Open Letter to American Muslim Organizations on Police Brutality, Baltimore and Freddie Gray

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(Detroit, Michigan 4/30/2015)  The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) has closely watched the tragic events and uprising unfold in Baltimore and stands in solidarity with victims of police brutality in cities across America, as well as with protestors and activists calling for justice. While the expressions of solidarity have rippled across social media, MuslimARC is deeply [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – Third Spaces and the Importance of Building Institutions

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This article comes on Day 18 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...]

Why #MyJihad Doesn’t Engage with Islamophobes Like Pamela Geller

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By Angie Emara I am writing this as an opportunity to clarify the misconceptions, misreporting and misunderstanding surrounding the #MyJihad campaign, of which, I am the project coordinator and essentially lead day-in and da- out. And night. And in my dreams. So really, not many others can give you the straight deal on this campaign [Read More...]

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

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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...]


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