A Muslimah’s Story – I Chose to Have an Abortion (Part One)

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By Iman Ahmed I am a Muslim woman and I chose to have an abortion. There are a few things you should know about me: I consider my religion to be the defining aspect of my life; I am an active member of my community, particularly in the area of women’s education and empowerment; and, [Read More...]

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...]

The Case for Adoption in Islam

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By Yusra Gomaa “H-H-Hello, Asalaamu’alaykum. Umm, my name is Amna and I have two young children. The state is terminating my parental rights, and there’s nothing I can do. I didn’t know who else to call. I have one month to find someone before they go up for adoption. Can you please help me find [Read More...]

Boston Marathon Bombing – Why Increased Profiling of American Muslims is Not the Answer

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By Hesham A. Hassaballa Almost as soon as the horrific Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslim, the cheerleaders for increased profiling of Muslims in America came out in full force. The “king” of them, pun fully intended, was none other than New York Congressman Peter King, who said: “Obviously the main international [Read More...]

Boston Marathon Bombings – When Religious Acceptance, Tolerance and Love is Needed Most

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By Carissa Flint It has been a little over one week since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, and I observed my moment of silence yesterday. As an Oklahoman, my moment of silence was not simply restricted to remembering the child, the graduate student, the young woman, and the MIT police officer who died, but [Read More...]

‘Family Guy’ Skewers Islam, but Misses its Comedic Mark

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By A. David Lewis The Family Guy episode entitled “Turban Cowboy,” which aired Sunday, March 17 on FOX, had Peter becoming Muslim less as a plot line and more so as a gimmick. His latest near-death experience left Peter looking for more in his life: While recovering in the hospital from a flagpole through his [Read More...]


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