Jackson Heights resident Mujib Rahman wanted to be the first Bangladeshi elected to New York’s City Council. His strategy: tell voters about his opponent’s sexuality. On election day, he was outvoted nearly 3 to 1. [Read more...]
Are Muslims really trying to take over America? Most estimates indicate that there are 3-4 million Muslims in the United States. In order for Muslims to take over, simple math says they have to be at least 50 percent of the 300 million Americans. As of now, Muslims are still about 147 million people short. [Read more...]
Our own Wajahat Ali moderated a panel discussion on “Politics and New Media in the Muslim World” on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for Southeast Asia Studies. [Read more...]
Longtime blogger and contributor to altmuslim, Ali Eteraz, has released his first book Children of Dust, a memoir of his life growing up in Pakistan and America’s Bible Belt. Here, he tells us more about the experiences that led to its publication. [Read more...]
We participated in “Divan 2.0 – Wired Warriors For The Soul of Islam,” a Question Time style debate over the future of the Muslim Internet sponsored by the Radical Middle Way, was held at the London School of Economics in London, England on May 22, 2009. [Read more...]
A controversial plan involving the multinational construction firm Atkins to expand the Grand Mosque in Mecca has been leaked, showing a massive new radial structure accommodating up to 3 million people. Prepare to rejoice – or recoil in horror. [Read more...]
Editor-in-chief Shahed Amanullah discusses the ramifications of Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo on CNN along with fellow Muslim Americans Nura Sedique and Dr. Farah Khan on Thursday, June 4th. [Read more...]
Described as “spellbinding” by the San Francisco Chronicle, the new documentary New Muslim Cool by San Francisco filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor tells the story of Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez, who quit drug dealing 12 years ago and started down a new path as a young Muslim. [Read more...]
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