Fighting for Social Justice – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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By Saif Inam The LA Times published an article last week looking at a growing rift among African-American civil rights advocates. On one end were the veterans from the Civil Rights movement — those who had been influenced by Martin Luther King, Jr. — and on the other were recent activists from the Black Lives Matters movement. [Read More...]

Remembering Malcolm X, 90 Years After His Birth

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Zainab Chaudry, outreach manager for CAIR-Maryland, spoke on May 19, 2015 at a tribute event for civil rights leader Malcolm X. Here, she shares her words with Altmuslim. Today — not just Annapolis, not only America, but the entire world – is marking 90 years since the birth of a man whose ideas and contributions helped [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...]

The Vilification of CAIR

CAIR under the microscope

By Rabia Chaudry The is the first in a two-part series on the vilification of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and how the American Muslim community has responded. There is only one national organization in the United States whose primary mission is protecting the civil liberties of American Muslims, and that is the Council [Read More...]