Tag: US Muslims

PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JULY 27, 2015: 

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“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

by NUR CARDAKLI for DUKE IN TURKEY 2015 on JULY 24, 2015:   As a whole, the city of Istanbul is heralded as being very urban and modern, but one of the things that struck me as most surprising during my time in Turkey is the distinct atmosphere in each of the neighborhoods. Some districts, like […]

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Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham’s Anti-Islamic Views

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

by SARA WEISSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 23, 2015:  WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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Muslim Funny Fest: Using comedy to combat hate

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

video above is a clip of Dean Obeidallah, on a previous occasion,  performing at the Gotham Comedy Club  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 21, 2015:  (RNS) “Muslim Funny Fest,” billed as the first-ever American Muslim comedy festival, kicks off Tuesday (July 21) in New York City and runs for three […]

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In Chattanooga, this moment and this man turned everything around, singularly… (by Missy Crutchfield)

[ 0 ] July 20, 2015 |

In the wake of the tragic shooting in my hometown Chattanooga, Tennessee, this moment and this man reminded our community and our country that #WeAreOne by MISSY CRUTCHFIELD for MEDIUM.COM on JULY 18, 2015:  Last night hundreds of Chattanoogans gathered at Olivet Baptist Church located on historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. for a community prayer […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 17, 2015:  ISLAMiCommentary would like to wish all who are celebrating — Eid Mubarak! The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” […]

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Same-Sex Relationships & the Fluidity of Marriage in Islamic History (by Ali A. Olomi)

Same-Sex Relationships & the Fluidity of Marriage in Islamic History (by Ali A. Olomi)

[ 5 ] July 17, 2015 |

One scholar’s response to Reza Aslan and Hasan Minhaj’s “Open Letter to American Muslims on Same Sex Marriage”  by ALI A. OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 17, 2015: Since the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26th 2015, various religious groups have responded to the ruling. Muslim Americans, who themselves […]

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Are Americans Ready for a Muslim President? New Poll Suggests Maybe

Are Americans Ready for a Muslim President? New Poll Suggests Maybe

[ 0 ] July 15, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 14, 2015:  (RNS) A recently released Gallup poll found “tidal shifts” over the past 60 years in Americans’ willingness to support a well-qualified black, female, Catholic or Jewish candidate for president. But the study also found that 60 percent of Americans would be willing to vote […]

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WATCH Haroon Moghul: “An Attack on Any Mosque is An Attack on All Mosques”

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015 |

by HAROON MOGHUL on JULY 1, 2015:  Whether you’re Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or Salafi, Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki or Shafi’i, Ja’fari or Zaydi, Isma’ili or Ibadi, you are a Muslim. Let’s stop the hate.    Haroon Moghul is the author of “The Order of Light” and “My First Police State.” His memoir, “How to be Muslim”, is […]

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