January 3, 2013

“How can we find new ways to stop prejudice?” This is a vital question. Bias hurts both the general public and specific communities. The American Muslim community, in particular, has been exploring new ways of addressing Islamophobia — the irrational fear of Muslims. At ILLUME Magazine, an award-winning digital news outlet that comes from the American Muslim experience, we’ve seen a number of imaginative answers to anti-Muslim stereotypes. We were surprised, however, when we learned about Muslims For Liberty (M4L), a... Read more

November 8, 2012

By Affad Shaikh Recent trends suggest that technology is not an add-on to campaigns. Rather, it is a carefully integrated strategy. Hasna Maznavi lives in Cerritos, California. She has been a proud Obama supporter since 2008, but felt she wanted to do more, so she joined the countless volunteers in Las Vegas helping the Obama for America (OFA) campaign this year. She saw a Facebook status update that one of her friends was volunteering, and jumped at the opportunity. Maznavi,... Read more

September 13, 2012

By Obaid H. Siddiqui Imam Jamil Al-Amin, once known as H. Rap Brown, rose to fame for his eloquently defiant revolutionary stance against the institutional and social racism of the 1960s, and then for his role as a local, national, and international Muslim leader in the decades since. He rose to infamy after his murder conviction in 2002. Yet, most people have never heard of him. I knew of him vaguely through brief news stories in the past. When I... Read more

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