Confronting Fear One Month After the Boston Marathon Bombings

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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...]

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...]

Islamophobia is Only One Chapter in the Muslim-Western Story

IRAQI-AMERICAN MUSLIMS CELEBRATE IN DEARBORN OUSTER OF HUSSEIN

By Muqtedar Khan ISTANBUL – It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored. A conglomerate of five Universities, led by Yildiz Technical University and the municipality of Beykoz province in Istanbul Turkey, organised an international [Read More...]

The Story (You Never Knew) of Wajahat Ali

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By Stephen Cobbe As a former Catholic school student, Wajahat Ali has some familiarity with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But for a long time, there was another less-forgiving trinity in his life: “Success,” as defined by his Pakistani-American community, was becoming a doctor, engineer, or businessman — three venerated careers that Ali has [Read More...]

Don’t Fall for the Crazy Fatwa – It’s Either False or Just an Opinion

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By Davi Barker  We’ve all been taken in by a rouse. At least I was, and it’s embarrassing to admit because you’d think by now I’d have learned. The good folks over at Electronic Intifada (genius branding, by the way) have done some homework and exposed the recent so-called “gang rape fatwa” as yet another [Read More...]

Election 2012 – American Muslims Gain Political Empowerment

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Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE! By Zeba Iqbal There were so many wins on election night. President Barack Obama was re-elected; Nate Silver’s statistical model and basic arithmetic trumped punditry; and women and communities of color swung the election. And, American Muslims — not particularly courted by any political party — came together to [Read More...]


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