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Raising a Confident Muslim-American Child in the Age of Islamophobia

Raising a child is a difficult feat. Raising a brown child in America is even trickier. Raising a brown, Muslim child in America seems almost impossible.

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January 22, 2015

Comedians Gather to Raise Money for Charlie Hebdo Victims

New York – It was not the typical night at New York City’s Comic Strip club.

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January 22, 2015

Students at MSU Write Short Guide to Muslims

From pronouncing the word “Muslim” to explaining Islamic holidays, a new guide written by students at Michigan State University aims to educate the public about Muslim Americans at a time when the issue of Muslims in the West is being intensely debated…

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January 22, 2015

Former US Sailor Rocks Boat with Federal Lawsuit

Being a US sailor allowed Jonathan Berts a chance to travel around the world and study Arabic and Islam, but he says his commitment to faith resulted in mistreatment and an unfair dismissal.

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January 22, 2015

Murdoch and Fox News Face Social Media Mockery

Media behemoth Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News network found themselves on the receiving end of an outraged and acerbic Twitter campaign this week.

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January 15, 2015

Facing A Gender Segregated Upbringing As A Female, Muslim Medical Student

To this day, my mother thinks that the cadaver I dissected in anatomy lab was a female. The thought of telling her that I learned my anatomy from regularly studying a naked male corpse doesn’t seem like something she would want to hear.

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January 15, 2015

Photo Gallery at Idaho State University Illustrates Muslim-American life

The term “Muslim” is not synonymous with “terrorist.”

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January 15, 2015

After Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Muslims Must Reject Violence, and Governments Must Correct Course

For New Yorkers like me, whose mosque was just blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11, the terrorist attack in Paris this week brought back shuddering memories.

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January 15, 2015

Jordan Tries Words (Not Weapons) to Defeat Islamic State

Jordan has long been a bastion of stability in a tumultuous region and a crucial U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State — its ruler, King Abdullah, has said Islam’s “war between moderation and extremism” is unprecedented. But the rise of Islamic extremism has put it on the edge.

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January 8, 2015

A Tribute to Dr. Maher Hathout

Dr. Fathi Osman, with whom I had the privilege to work in London, asked me to move to Los Angeles in 1989 to focus on the Minaret magazine and introduced me to Dr. Maher Hathout first time. For almost 16 years, there was not a single day when we did not talk, or meet or attend a function or share a forum pertaining to every aspect of Muslim life in America.

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January 8, 2015

Despite Death Threats, Cartoonists Challenge Religious Hatred and Censorship Online

Singh is based in New York City and launched Sikhtoons in the wake of 9/11. He says his inspiration came from political cartoonist Mark Fiore, whose work challenged hatred directed at Muslims and Sikhs after the attacks.

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January 4, 2015

“You’re Going to Design What?!”

“Parhe farsi, baicha tail – “studied Persian, selling oil.”
That was my dad’s response when I first told him about the idea of drifting away from counseling to venture into social entrepreneurship.

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January 4, 2015

Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ Epic

By Eric Kelsey. Reuters Cast member Christian Bale arrives for film world premiere of “Exodus” in Madrid,    REUTERS/Juan Medina LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Egypt has banned Hollywood’s big screen biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” a 20th Century Fox spokesman said on Friday. The studio owned by Twenty-First Century Fox declined to give a reason […]

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January 4, 2015

Tayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption

in “small town America” one can find halal food options…

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January 4, 2015

LaunchGood

How One Michigan-Based Crowdfunding Startup is Helping to Launch Muslim Social Good Projects Throughout the World

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December 31, 2014

What to Say When Your Muslim Child Asks About Peshawar

Does the fact that the gunmen — members of the Pakistani Taliban — consider themselves devout Muslims make the conversation more difficult?

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December 24, 2014

Serial, Shaky Evidence, and Why Adnan Syed Deserves Better

Adnan’s story, combined with my own experiences, remind me of the saying, “There, but for the grace of God, go I…”

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December 24, 2014

Pope Francis Challenges Muslims to Condemn Violence in the Name of God

By Josephine McKenna Religion News Service Pope Francis greets a cardinal during an audience for Christmas greetings to the Curia in the Clementina hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Solaro/Pool Vatican City – Pope Francis on Tuesday (Dec. 23) challenged Muslim religious leaders to “unanimously” condemn the violent persecution of Christians in the […]

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December 24, 2014

How Pakistan’s Unregulated Madrassa System Sows Division and Religious Strife

Islamabad – The gruesome killing of 134 children in a Peshawar school has renewed concerns about Pakistan’s unfinished agenda of uprooting militancy and intolerance.

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December 24, 2014

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