Ramadan 2014 – White House Iftar and Learning to Play the Game

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This article comes on Day 28 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

The White House Iftar Boycott – Why the Debate?

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By Dr. Faisal Qazi The other day in clinic when I asked a patient of mine what he did for work, he said, “Doc, I’m embarrassed to say it, but I’m a retired deputy Sheriff from LA.” I inquired about his hesitation. He noted how the department had deteriorated in morale and discipline, adding that [Read More...]

Guantanamo Bay Detainees and the White House Iftar – Not in Our Name

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By Tasnim Motala Last night, more than 100 Muslims had iftar — or the traditional breaking of the fast — at the White House. This year, there was a concerted effort to boycott the iftaar due to the Obama administration’s policies of surveillance on high-profile Muslim Americans, unequivocal support for Israel despite mass atrocities in [Read More...]

Ramadan 2014 – Fasting from Speech

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This article comes on Day 17 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

Ramadan Controversy – Avoiding The White House (and State Department) Iftaars

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By Aaron Vlek Well, the internet is on fire today about the White House Iftar and why Muslims are or are not going.  Boycotters find it unconscionable to sit down to dinner with people and an administration they feel to be, among other things, guilty of numerous crimes against humanity, lying, perpetuating a foreign policy [Read More...]


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