Tag: US Muslims

WATCH NOW: President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque; His First US Mosque Visit of His Presidency

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  Today, President Obama is making his first visit to a mosque in America. Today, Rumana Ahmed, a Muslim American and advisor at the White House, sent the following message to the White House email list ahead of the President’s remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  Today, President […]

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REPORT: Cases of Muslim American Involvement w/Violent Extremism in 2015 Highest Since 9/11

[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY on FEBRUARY 2, 2016: Today the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University issued a report by UNC- Chapel Hill sociology professor Charles Kurzman: “Muslim American Involvement in Violent Extremism – 2015.” The report is  available at: goo.gl/VLcajh This is the seventh report in this series. […]

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WATCH: First Mosque in the United States built by an American-Muslim Woman Opens

[ 0 ] January 31, 2016 |

by FATIMA RAHMATULLAH for NEWS 3 LAS VEGAS on JANUARY 29, 2016:  LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — At a time when political controversy surrounds the Muslim community, Friday a new mosque opened its doors near N. Jones and Rancho. Masjid Ibrahim is the first mosque in North America to be fully paid for by a […]

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WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016 |

Sociologist Christopher Bail studies how anti-Muslim organizations use social media by ERIC FERRERI for CAMPAIGN STOP (Duke News) on JANUARY 28, 2016: Duke sociologist Christopher Bail examines ways organizations use digital resources to reach new and broaden existing audiences. He is the author of “Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Organizations Became Mainstream.” He recently discussed his research with […]

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LISTEN: In Politico Interview Obama talks GOP 2016, Muslims

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by GLENN THRUSH for POLITICO on JANUARY 25, 2016:  In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House. EXCERPT: Obama is of two minds about 2016, people close to him say: He’s intensely interested in ensuring […]

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WATCH LIVE JAN. 20: Duke Panel to Examine Impact of ISIS at Home and Abroad

WATCH LIVE JAN. 20: Duke Panel to Examine Impact of ISIS at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 15, 2016:  DURHAM, N.C. — Five Duke University faculty members will convene a public forum to examine the impact of ISIS at home and abroad at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. The event, in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy, is free and open […]

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American Muslims Are Continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

American Muslims Are Continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

[ 0 ] January 18, 2016 |

by NIHAD AWAD for TIME on JANUARY 18, 2016:  ‘We demand that our nation live up to its own profession of values’ As we honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must also remember that his message of unity and equality for all people is no less relevant or urgent […]

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WATCH: In SOTU ’16, Pres. Obama Rejects Islamophobia in Politics

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 14, 2016: CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s SOTU Remarks Rejecting Islamophobia in the Political Process (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed President Obama’s remarks in his State of the Union address rejecting Islamophobia, […]

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LISTEN: Patrick Bowen on the History of Conversion to Islam in the U.S.

LISTEN: Patrick Bowen on the History of Conversion to Islam in the U.S.

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JANUARY 12, 2016:  In the current political moment there is widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric and it would be easy to conclude that a large portion of white Americans see Islam at odds with American values. But a longer view of history reveals a long-standing appreciation for […]

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