Al Jazeera English interview: A look at Islam in Hollywood

Along with author and screenwriter Kamran Pasha, Editor-in-chief Shahed Amanullah spoke to Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan about a new $150 million remake of The Message (a dramatized story of the Prophet Muhammad) and how Islam and Hollywood intersect. [Read more…]

Politics: A Muslim candidate’s unconventional strategy

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…]

Islamophobia: The Muslims are coming!

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…]

UC Berkeley seminar: Politics and new media in the Muslim world

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…]

Book "Children of Dust": A portrait of the blogger as a young immigrant

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…]

Radical Middle Way Event: Wired warriors in London

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…]

Hajj construction: A glimpse of the Meccan future

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…]

CNN report: American Muslims, Jews rate Obama’s speech

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…]

Film "New Muslim Cool": Playing it cool

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…]

Election 2008: Standing up to hate

Before you generalize about Republicans, watch a group of Muslim (and Christian) McCain fans shoo away some anti-Muslim activists at a campaign rally. [Read more…]