#Activism: How Muslims Became Maryland’s Premier Political Force

Aside from the obvious refrain many have gotten used to me sharing — that there is not a single Muslim elected to any office at the county, state or federal level in Montgomery County — there are other reasons that the Muslim Democratic Club’s political success should matter to every Democrat in our county and beyond. For one, we prove that grassroots coalition building can have a lasting impact on our county. [Read more…]

Top Ten Good News Stories of 2016

In Altmuslim tradition, we want to usher out the year and welcome 2017 by relating the Top Ten (in our opinion) Good Muslim News Stories of 2016. From triumphant stories at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to the breakout Muslim stars — Khizr and Ghazala Khan — from the Democratic National Convention to an all girls, all Muslim FemSTEM robotics team in California that defied the odds, there was plenty of joy and celebration as well! Check it out, in no particular order! [Read more…]

Vote with Your Heads, Vote Against Trump

  By Imam Abdullah Antepli In the final tense day of what has been a long and bitter election contest, Muslims throughout the U.S. are feeling anxiety and concern as most of the polls paint a picture of a battle that is too close to call. What we do know is that it will be [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…]

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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Why the Muslim Vote will be Crucial in this Election

This is the second 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. By Youssef Chouhoud One of the hallmark theories in political science is the so-called “paradox of voting.” The reward citizens get from casting a ballot, according to [Read More…]