American Muslims Leaders and Activists Respond to a Trump Presidency

By Engy Abdelkader Tuesday’s presidential election results proved traumatic for a number of Muslim Americans. Almost immediately a spectrum of emotions reigned — fear, confusion, uncertainty, disbelief, affirmation and even, determination. Like other Americans, many of us are shocked that misogyny, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia seemingly prevailed – embodied in a single individual who will now [Read More…]

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Why Muslims are Pivotal in this Election and Must Vote Against Trump

By Suehaila Amen As we enter into the final few days before the presidential elections, it is important for Muslims throughout the country to consider just how significant this election is for the future of the American Muslim community – and the pivotal role that Muslims have to play in this election. We have seen [Read More…]

Election 2016: Muslim Americans Stand On a Precipice

By Imam Mansoor Sabree  Over the past couple of years, Muslim Americans have been experiencing a wave of Islamophobic abuse throughout the U.S. In a relatively short period of time, we have gone from isolated cases of Islamophobic attacks to the full blown mainstreaming of a nationwide Islamophobic discourse that threatens our social fabric. Islamophobic [Read More…]

What is CVE (Countering Violent Extremism)?

By Alejandro J. Beutel with Mimi Yu and Asma Shah The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) hosted a debate at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference over Labor Day weekend in September regarding the concept and practice of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) inside the United States, but one very basic question [Read More…]

6 Key States and Numerous Local Elections Crucial for American Muslims

Embed from Getty Images This is the last in a four-part series focusing on the 2016 election cycle and how American Muslim communities factor into the political process. Click here for part one, here for part two and here for part three. Thousands of local and state races are being decided on Nov. 8, as well as [Read More…]

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A Prayer to End the Election-Induced Nightmare

Embed from Getty Images By Sabeeha Rehman A bomb goes off in my neighborhood. I sit stunned and horrified, as the news flashes on my computer screen. My husband had just gone out to mail a letter. Dear God. Let him be ok. I reach out to call him. No answer. Maybe he didn’t hear [Read More…]