Category: Muslim Life & Culture

Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

by SAFAA AL-SAEEDI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2016:  Can we have an honest conversation; Yemeni to American ? Though many of you want to believe that Muslims are peaceful and they should be treated justly, I understand that at the same time you can’t make sense of all the atrocities committed in the name […]

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$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

[ 0 ] June 25, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JUNE 22, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American Islamic Relations have jointly produced a new study on hatred of Muslims in the United States. As The Guardian notes, it finds 74 organizations promoting hatred of Muslims in the US, with […]

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New Manual Identifies Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism

New Manual Identifies Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016 |

by JACKIE OGBURN, PRESS RELEASE, SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY on JUNE 21, 2016: DURHAM, N.C. — A new manual designed for police departments identifies a set of promising practices for using community policing to prevent violent extremism. “Creating a comprehensive community outreach program can build the kind of trust necessary to combat violent extremism,” […]

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LISTEN: Naming the Enemy (with John Esposito and Shadi Hamid)

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |

via INTERFAITH RADIO on JUNE 16, 2016: After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to “radical Islam.” Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016 |

Muslims around the world are fasting this month for Ramadan  via EMEL MEDIA:  Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast? (emel media commissioned this video to find out: www.emel.com)

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Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

[ 0 ] June 13, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 13, 2016: *UPDATED ON JUNE 14, 2016 American Muslims were quick to condemn the mass shooting over the weekend at the popular gay nightclub “Pulse” in Orlando, Florida that left at least 49 dead and 53 injured, some critically. The New York Times (and other outlets) reported that during a series of […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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WATCH: Muhammad Ali is Eulogized and Laid to Rest

WATCH: Muhammad Ali is Eulogized and Laid to Rest

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016 |

via FOX 10 PHOENIX on JUNE 10, 2016:  A Memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky for boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held on June 10, 2016. (see full memorial service above) Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it “The Book.” In the pages, the boxing great planned […]

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Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 6, 2016: What does the latest political shift to the Right within Israel’s ruling coalition portend for Palestinians and Israeli Arabs ? Signaled by the May 26th appointment of two-time Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister, this shift to the Right is at present more symbolic than policy-oriented. But in a country where there […]

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U.S. Muslims Begin Month-Long Daily Ramadan Fast

U.S. Muslims Begin Month-Long Daily Ramadan Fast

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016 |

The Fiqh Council of North America has announced the first day of Ramadan will be Monday, June 6, 2016 and Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, insha’Allah. CAIR offers Muslim communities ‘Sharing Ramadan Resource Guide’ via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE):  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/17/16) – On or about June 6, the Muslim community […]

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