Tag: US Muslims

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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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

Support for Nontraditional Candidates Varies by Religion via GALLUP on JUNE 24, 2015:  PRINCETON, N.J. — Despite tidal shifts over the past 60 years in Americans’ willingness to support a well-qualified black, female, Catholic or Jewish candidate for president to the point that these are now widely accepted, significant segments of Americans still don’t endorse […]

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Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

“We need more than the law to combat what are often deep-seated prejudices and attitudes that are the root causes of discrimination… Face-to-face interaction, education, and inter religious engagement are key to breaking the grip of Islamophobia in this country.” — Maha Elgenaidi, CEO of the Islamic Networks Group (ING)  by Maha Elgenaidi for iSLAMiCommentary on JUNE […]

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Liberalism and the American Muslim Predicament (Sherman Jackson for Islamic Monthly)

[ 0 ] June 29, 2015 |

by SHERMAN JACKSON for ISLAMIC MONTHLY on JUNE 27, 2015:  In his provocative book, White, Richard Dyer observes that the real power of American whiteness lay in its effective invisibility. While Hispanics, Asians, blacks and others are immediately recognized as raced, whites enjoy the presumption of being just “humans.” This raises their perspective above critique, […]

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CAIR Launches “Islamophobia in the 2016 Presidential Election” Page

CAIR Launches “Islamophobia in the 2016 Presidential Election” Page

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS on JUNE 25, 2015:  CAIR has launched a page intended to provide readers with insights into various potential or current presidential candidate’s views on Islam and connections with the U.S. Islamophobia network. CAIR neither opposes nor supports any candidate for public office. Candidates may not be listed if there […]

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WATCH: Homegrown Terrorists Killed More Americans in the US than Jihadists (Kurzman on MSNBC)

WATCH: Homegrown Terrorists Killed More Americans in the US than Jihadists (Kurzman on MSNBC)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

via ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES on JUNE 24, 2015:  Homegrown terrorists killed more Americans in the US than Jihadists in the same time period.  Chris Hayes looks at whether the acceptance of Jihadi extremism in this country is overblown. Charles Kurzman is his guest.  Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of North […]

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Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

by JACKIE OGBURN for TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 25, 2015:  DURHAM, N.C. — U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The […]

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WATCH: Imam Suhaib Webb Reckons with White Privilege

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

by IMAM SUHAIB WEBB on JUNE 22, 2015:  Spiritual and social agitators storm the comforts of our lives, reminding us of who we are. At the age of 13, Malcolm X crashed into mine, forcing me to ask some serious questions about my color, my future and my commitment to a better world. Added, was […]

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At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

At Ramadan, More Companies Accommodate Muslim Employees (via RNS)

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JUNE 19, 2015:  (RNS) An event earlier this month included a Ramadan quiz, a slideshow of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr commemorations, and a Pakistani and Mediterranean buffet dinner. But this was a not a meet-your-Muslim-neighbor event at the local mosque. It was the 13th annual multicultural Ramadan […]

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