Disappointments and Celebrations

Important Muslim News for May 2- June 1, 2015.It was an eventful past few days of news and events about Muslims, from the anti-Muslim rally (and counter rally) in front of a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona to a prominent Muslim women being discriminated against on a plane to an innocent American citizen being released after spending almost two years in an Egyptian prison, to the Supreme Court favorable ruling for Muslim woman denied a job over her headscarf.On May 30, 2015, Tahera Ahmed, w … [Read more...]

This is what you call a miracle

News and views on all-things Muslim for May 11- 18, 2015. This week,  Mehdi Hasan writes an important piece about reformation of Islam and Adnan Syed gets another chance. I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything.  Articles/Statements by Muslims:Why Islam doesn’t need a reformation by Mehdi Hasan is a must read. I suggest you read and share this piece where he says that "Islam isn … [Read more...]

Is There a Dark Side to Mother’s Day?

News and views on all-things Muslim for May 4- May 11, 2015. This week, we read about Young Scrabble champions, China trying to weaken "Islam's hold" on residents, and the release of Omar Khadr. I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything. News About Muslims: Muslim restaurants and supermarkets have been ordered to sell alcohol and cigarettes in an effort to weaken Islam’s hold on residents in Chi … [Read more...]

So-Called Art Events, Fallen Heroes, and Lists that Keeps Giving

(image from: www.tribune.com.pk)News and views on all-things Muslim for April 27- May 4, 2015.This week, between #BaltimoreUprising and Pamela Geller, it has been almost too much for me.  But I managed to find enough links to make you smile and maybe even laugh (I hope).I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything News About Muslims: On Sunday, May 2, 2 gunmen k … [Read more...]

Are Muslims Enemy Number One?

  News and views on all-things Muslim for April 20-27, 2015.In this week’s news we read about a new book by Sabaa Tahir, some cool videos, stories about Muslim women being treated badly for their outward appearances, and much more.I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything! News About Muslims:U.S. Warship Heading To Yemeni Waters To Intercept Iranian Weapons Ship … [Read more...]

If You Don’t Want to See Muslim Women in Sports, Look Away

News and views on all-things Muslim for April 13-20, 2015. This week there is a must read from Shireen Ahmed about Muslim women in sports, a thought provoking piece by Teju Cole, some beautiful images from London and much more. I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything!  Articles About Muslims:An intelligent piece by Teju Cole, "Slow violence, cold violence – Teju Cole on East Jer … [Read more...]

“March 2 Justice” Mid Week Special

This week, activists, including Linda Sarsour (executive director of Arab American Association of NY), embark on a 250 mile march from New York to Washington, DC.(from atlantadailyworld.com)The purpose:100 plus people are marching across a bridge chanting and holding signs that demand justice. They are activists, artists, ministers, young mothers and fathers, children, students, the formerly incarcerated and everyone in between. They are black, white and brown, Christian and … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Entertaining.

News and views on all-things Muslim for April 6- 13, 2015.  (image from abc7news.com)This week we have some great news: Mokhtar Alkhanshali escaped from Yemen; and some devastating news: Mohamed Soltan’s guilty verdict.  I also bring to you more links that provide relevant studies, some sighs and hopefully some smiles.Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything! Articles About Muslims:A depressing read: More Than Half Of Americans Ha … [Read more...]

Trapped in Yemen

(picture from Al-Jazeera.com)News and views on all-things Muslim for April 2- 5, 2015.This week is another sad one with Americans trapped in Yemen; one of them was actually killed. There are big (and somewhat more positive) news reports in Iran, one involving nuclear agreements and the other involving women in sports spaces.I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and please let me know if you think I should add anything! Articles A … [Read more...]

“Every Islamophobe’s Worst Nightmare!”

News and views on all-things Muslim for March 23-April 2, 2015.From a prominent Muslim woman on the list of Badass Women to a must-read article on how to foster our daughters’ voices, I give to you newsworthy links I think you should know about. Check out the links and let me know if you think I should add anything!(pic from NYMag)Articles About Muslims The first picture you will see on 14 Badass Women You’ve Never Heard Of is that of superstar, Linda Sarsour. Of course, if you … [Read more...]