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No NSA Reform Can Fix the American Islamophobic Surveillance Complex

Better oversight of the sprawling American national security apparatus may finally be coming:

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April 10, 2014

Growing Up Muslim

There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35.

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April 10, 2014

Community News (V16-I15)

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April 3, 2014

Salim Yusuf Receives Prestigious Award

McMaster University’s Salim Yusuf has been named the recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award.

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April 3, 2014

Community News (V16-I14)

Presentation on Hajj to Rotarians HOUSTON,TX–The Woodlands Rotary Club recently featured a talk on the Hajj. Dr. Abbas Jafri said his recent performance of Hajj was an experience of a lifetime. During the journey, “One is stripped of all material visages of affluence and status and made to feel one with his fellow pilgrims. The […]

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March 27, 2014

Story of Heroic Muslim Woman of WWII Coming to Dearborn

Film Premiere of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story to be screened

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March 27, 2014

US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) Launched

Press Release (l-r) Mahdi Bray, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal , Warith Deen Mohammad Jr. of the organization The Mosque Cares. WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/12/14) — Ten major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations […]

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March 27, 2014

Masjid As-Sabur Mosque Opens Doors in Sacramento

Muslim Americans from Pakistan, Africa, Oakland, Sacramento and Elk Grove came to Oak Park on Saturday for the grand opening of Masjid As-Sabur, California’s newest mosque and the first built by African Americans in Northern California.

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March 20, 2014

Community News (V16-I13)

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March 20, 2014

Diversity Award for Hajar Ahmed

The University of Virginia’s Office for Diversity and Equity has chosen Hajar Ahmed, a fourth-year student in politics to receive this year’s annual award along with a faculty member.

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March 20, 2014

ALLAH Honors Black People

“O people, your Lord is One and your father is One. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over white except by piety and good action. All mankind is from Adam and Eve, and Adam from dust.”

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March 13, 2014

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher to Receive Outstanding Book Award

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania,will receive the 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) for Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South (Routledge, 2013).

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March 13, 2014

Recognizing Religion in Conflict

Najeeba Syeed-Miller, an internationally recognized author and assistant professor of interreligious education at Claremont School of Theology, gave a talk about religious conflict and mediation at the MultiCultural Center Theater.

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March 6, 2014

Community News V16-I11

Syed Kazmi among Maine’s TopDocs Dr. Syed Kazmi of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland was chosen for inclusion in Down East Magazine’s “Maine TopDocs Physician Survey 2014” as the top physician in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Kazmi has been a member of the rehabilitation hospital staff since 1996. He is the […]

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March 6, 2014

Mohammed Khan Runs for Illinois Seat

Mohammed Mohammed Khan, a twenty eight year old law student, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ 20th District state representative seat.

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March 6, 2014

An American Mosque and An Extraordinary Movie

Meet David Washburn, a Jewish-Christian filmmaker whose documentary, An American Mosque, turns the spotlight on US Muslims’ struggle in post 9/11 years…

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February 27, 2014

Community News V16-I10

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February 27, 2014

Some Early History Of Muslims In America

Two books about early American Muslims from Africa, “Servants of Allah” and “Prince Among Slaves.”   Excerpted from “The Americas’ First Muslims” by Sylviane A. Diouf, Curator of Digital Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muslims were among the very first Africans to be introduced into the Americas. They arrived as early as […]

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February 27, 2014

Akbar Ahmed Wins Literary Award

Noted scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was awarded the prestigious German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival.

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February 27, 2014

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