It is Violent Extremism, Not Islamic Extremism

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By Junaid M. Afeef President Obama’s remarks at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast — particularly that those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam are in fact betraying it — are timely if not overdue. Muslims in America, particularly youth, deserve to hear the president speaking accurately about Islam at a time [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...]

Forging a New Relationship Between American Muslims and Law Enforcement

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By Rabia Chaudry A few years ago I found myself at a table with about 20 other local Muslim community leaders, gathered to meet a regional outreach officer from a law enforcement agency. Many of those present had been living and working in the area for decades and were pillars of the communities they represented. [Read More...]


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