Tag: US Muslims

WATCH: Hollywood Producer Ahmos Hassan on Movies and US Muslims

[ 0 ] September 29, 2014 |

via ARAB FILM FESTIVAL on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  An extract from the documentary series featuring the Chairman of the MPAC Hollywood Bureau, Ahmos Hassan, Emmy-winning TV producer and manager.

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American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AMERICAN VALUES ATLAS (2013 DATA), SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Check out this new online atlas — The American Values Atlas — launched this year by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS). You can go to this site and  plug in the names of various religious affiliations and […]

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Paying Tribute to American Muslim Trailblazer, Tayyibah Taylor

Paying Tribute to American Muslim Trailblazer, Tayyibah Taylor

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

“She was a tireless advocate for Muslim women, a mentor and role model to countless Muslims in America and abroad. A learned and spiritual woman, she was a firm believer in Allah’s mercy, she was a pioneer woman who spoke and wrote about Islam and spirituality, often when the only prominent voices in the American […]

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Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish People says NYPD

[ 1 ] September 18, 2014 |

Vandals damaged classrooms, drew obscene pictures and damaged Qurans at the Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center in Westchester County. (News report above from News 12 in New York)  ALSO: by COLLEEN LONG for NBC NEW YORK on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014:  Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in the city (New York City) […]

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Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

More Prioritize Security over Civil Liberties in Anti-Terror Policies by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: EXCERPT: The public has become more worried about Islamic extremism. Six-in-ten (62%) are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, which is the largest share dating back to 2007. […]

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CAIR-California Publishes 2014 Civil Rights Report; Employment Discrimination Biggest Complaint

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via CAIR CALIFORNIA on AUGUST 28, 2014:  EXCERPT FROM CAIR RELEASE: The four offices of the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) published the CAIR-CA 2014 Civil Rights Report today. The report summarizes and analyzes all of the civil rights complaints received in 2013 by CAIR-CA’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area, […]

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American Muslims Reaffirm Fatwa Against Extremism

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 * UPDATED WITH VIDEO OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE   (Washington DC – 9/8/2014) – On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the […]

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9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014 |

by ANTONIA BLUMBERG for THE HUFFINGTON POST on SEPTEMBER 6, 2014:  Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and interfaith unity. “Islamophobia is not pretty,” the ad reads. “Let’s build bridges, not walls. Hate hurts, hope heals.” Sponsored by […]

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John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014 |

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN ESPOSITO via E-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014:  John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, […]

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WATCH: Are Muslims Being Portrayed Unfairly?

[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

via CNN on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014:  Does Islam lend itself to extremism, and have muslims been vocal enough in condemning the violence? Our panel weighs in. **panelists included Lisa Bloom (legal analyst), Marc Lamont Hill (political commentator), Ben Ferguson (Ben Ferguson show). If video above doesn’t play watch: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/04/ctn-muslim-extremism-panel.cnn.html  

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