Election 2012 – American Muslims VOTE!

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By Zeba Iqbal In 2000, I registered, but didn’t vote. I didn’t care who won. Or so I thought. My silent “protest” against the candidates and the process didn’t feel triumphant. It felt irresponsible. I am glad I didn’t live in Florida in 2000, as my apathy might have determined an election. Looking back, I [Read More...]

Real Dialogue that Breaks Down Hate, One Person at a Time

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By Kari Ansari American Muslims and Sikhs have been experiencing another uptick in aggression against them. In mid-August, shots were fired at a Morton Grove, Ill., mosque; paintball guns left ominous paint splatters all over a mosque in Oklahoma; and an acid bomb was thrown at a Lombard, Ill., Islamic school — all three incidents occurred while [Read More...]

A Family Eid Forged from a Community in Ramadan

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By Hind Makki Last Sunday, an estimated 15,000-20,000 people piled into Toyota Park, the home of our local MLS soccer team, to celebrate Eid, the holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the wake of recent attacks against Muslims in the waning days of the month in the US (eight [Read More...]

Moon Sighting or Calculations, We’re All Team Ramadan

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This piece is part of our ongoing series on Ramadan, featuring reflections, stories, and articles from Muslims and non-Muslims on their Ramadan experiences. Keep checking altmuslim for new pieces throughout Ramadan. By Rabia Chaudry Across the globe, Muslims prepare for battle — an annual melee that shows little mercy, pitting brother against brother, child against [Read More...]

Welcoming Ramadan This Year without Family, But with a Community

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This piece is part of our ongoing series on Ramadan, featuring reflections, stories, and articles from Muslims and non-Muslims on their Ramadan experiences. Keep checking altmuslim for new pieces throughout Ramadan. By Hind Makki The Muslim day begins at night. Following a lunar calendar means that we welcome the new day when the sun sets. [Read More...]

How an Accusation of Terrorism Destroys American Muslim Lives

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By Sahar Aziz At the Brookings’ U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims. Because Bush’s counterterrorism practices had stigmatized Muslims as the most distrusted minority in America, Obama’s pledge was particularly salient. [Read More...]


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