Tag: US Muslims

Why We Care About Some Gunmen, and Not Others (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 31, 2015: Not every gunshot echoes alike. Some echoes fade quickly, and are only heard in a single neighborhood. Others resonate nationwide, making headlines for days or weeks. Why do we pay attention to certain acts of violence more than others? The latest gun violence to raise these […]

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LISTEN: Youth Radio Reporter Soraya Asfari on Choosing To Wear The Hijab (via WUNC)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

Youth Radio: ‘This Cloth On Our Heads Doesn’t Stop Us.’ Choosing To Wear The Hijab:  by ANDREW TIE for WUNC/YOUTH RADIO on AUGUST 31, 2015: This summer, WUNC hired seven teenagers as part of its Youth Reporting Institute. One of them wears the hijab. She said that decision inspires many questions from strangers. Soraya Asfari explores […]

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FBI: Anti-Muslim Voices Fuel Increased Threat From Militias

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

via BRIDGE INITIATIVE/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Militia groups across the country are setting their sights on American Muslims. Since 2013, domestic militias have monitored Islamic institutions, and plotted and advocated violence against Muslims in states as diverse as New York, Indiana, Alaska and South Carolina. In 2014, militias in Mississippi “discussed kidnapping and […]

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Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

The list includes Angela Davis | Cornel West | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Talib Kweli | The Dream Defenders | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | Organization for Black Struggle – St. Louis via BLACK SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE on AUGUST 19, 2015:  STATEMENT BELOW (also in Arabic): The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. […]

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Most Diverse Neighborhood in US Welcomes You in Alaska

Most Diverse Neighborhood in US Welcomes You in Alaska

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by JULIA O’MALLEY for AL JAZEERA AMERICA on AUGUST 9, 2015:  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sai Lee owns a Hmong grocery on the main commercial strip of the Mountain View neighborhood in Anchorage, a long way from the refugee camp in Thailand where he was born. How did he end up in a town where snow […]

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American Muslims: A Vibrant History, Misplaced Hatred (by Michael Sliwinski)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by MICHAEL SLIWINSKI for LAWSTREET on AUGUST 2, 2015: The United States is a patchwork of cultures so diverse that large groups can often go under the radar unnoticed or unidentified. That is, until a tragedy brings that group to the forefront. American Muslims in particular have repeatedly been branded as terrorists throughout history, most recently after a terrible […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on Love and Justice in a World of Suffering

WATCH: Omid Safi on Love and Justice in a World of Suffering

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI (via CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION) on JULY 29, 2015:  (from Dr. Safi’s Facebook page) — Every once in a while you get to give a talk that brings what’s going on inside you and around you together. I was so blessed this past week to give a talk at Chautauqua Institution on a topic […]

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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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