12 Issues and Stories that Captured the American Muslim Communities in 2016

12 Issues and Stories that Captured the American Muslim Communities in 2016 December 30, 2016
Pall bearers bringing in the body of Muhammad Ali for the Janaza prayer. Photo courtesy of Waseem Mahmood on Facebook.
Pall bearers bringing in the body of Muhammad Ali for the Janaza prayer. Photo courtesy of Waseem Mahmood on Facebook.

By Dilshad D. Ali

From the firing of Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins back in January for wearing a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims to the possibility of a Muslim registry with the election of Donald J. Trump as our next President of the United States in November – 2016 has been a banner year of issues, controversies, election coverage and the loss of some great Muslims.

At Altmuslim, we’ve tried to cover the major challenges, issues, stories and events pertaining to the American Muslim (and global Muslim) community by offering nuanced and (hopefully) insightful and unique perspectives. And, if we’ve done our job well, you can get a good feel for what was on the pulse of American Muslim communities by looking back at our coverage, month-by-month. With that in mind, here is a look back at what we were dealing/living with and what was on our minds in 2016.

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