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...]

Where are the Healthy Gender Relations in the Muslim Community?

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By Salam Al-Marayati We have failed in engendering healthy gender relations in our community. Face it. I travel throughout the United States, and I see troubling signs of Muslim women unable to get married, primarily because Muslim men have abdicated their social responsibilities. Muslim men can marry non-Muslims– so they oblige — and Muslim women are stuck.  [Read More...]

Why are American Muslims Critical of CAIR?

CAIR under the microscope

By Rabia Chaudry A month ago Altmuslim published part one of a two-part series on the attacks and controversy surrounding the Council on American-Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR. The article received much feedback and interest, primarily from CAIR employees and volunteers and other Muslim activists. It seemed to strike many chords, both good and [Read More...]


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