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“Let’s Be Honest” MPAC Hosts Panel on ‘Taboos’ In American Muslim Community

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 14th annual convention last Saturday, featuring a panel titled, Lets be Honest: Tackling Taboos in the American Muslim Community.

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December 18, 2014

Rabbi David Saperstein Confirmed: US Ambassador for Religious Freedom

The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

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December 18, 2014

Righteous Anger: Turning Grievances Into Meaningful Action

I woke up to the tragic news of the Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 132 innocent children at the hands of seven Taliban cowards. Since then I have experienced many emotions and moods: disbelief, confusion, grief, denial. Today, one of these has settled and will guide my reaction in every tomorrow: anger…

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December 18, 2014

Pakistan Rocked by Worst Terrorist Attack in 10 Years

The Pakistani Taliban killed 132 students and nine school staff in what is being widely described as the worst terrorist attack in the Muslim state in a decade.

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December 18, 2014

Meatless Like the Prophet Muhammad

What about following the Prophet’s (s) eating habits?

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December 11, 2014

Nobel Prize Winner: Apathy Biggest Bar to Ending Child Slavery

The podcast “Serial” is an addictive radio documentary that revolves around a real-life whodunit: the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for the crime.

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December 11, 2014

The Crisis of Imams in America

American imams and the mosque

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December 11, 2014

Reflections of an American Muslim Mother on Ferguson

This, sisters and brothers, is not just about Michael Brown… This is about black men/boys/women/girls across the country including right here in our own backyard. Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Tim Stansbury, Mohamed Bah, Nicholas Heyward, Jr., and the list goes on and on.

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December 4, 2014

Book Q&A: Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’

In her new book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014), Ayesha Jalal examines Pakistan’s history from its creation in 1947 to the present…

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December 4, 2014

Recognition of Palestinian State: French Parliament Votes for Recognition

French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process…

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December 4, 2014

New Immigration Laws Lead to New Possibilities

Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order, making changes to immigration reform affecting almost five million undocumented immigrants across the county, and clashing with Republicans in the process.

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December 4, 2014

Regulating the Sacred: Why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives.

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November 26, 2014

Hassen & Barghi Among 2015 Rhodes Scholars

Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced last week the names of the thirty-two American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States…

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November 26, 2014

5 Questions: Aasif Mandvi

Last weekend, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU) held their annual banquet, themed “Reshaping the Muslim American Narrative.” Among the keynote speakers was Aasif Mandvi, an actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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November 26, 2014

Don’t Just Fight the Islamic State Group- Fight for the Multi-State

By Adnan Kifayat *This commentary was originally published as “Transatlantic Take” by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Editor’s Note: Adnan Kifayat is a senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and has held senior positions in public service, including at the White House, State Department, and Treasury […]

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November 20, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

Muslim Buying Power: New consumer survey highlights Muslim American spending power, increased demand for ethical Islamic goods

The American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) held its fifth annual conference last weekend in Newark, NJ.

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November 20, 2014

My Journey to Muslim Mental Health

Towards a better understanding of mental health in the Muslim community

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November 13, 2014

Islamophobic Taunts Lead to Beating of Muslim Prisoner

“I feel unsafe in PCCF, and I have a great fear for my life,” wrote Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, in a letter to this author postmarked November 1, 2014.

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November 13, 2014

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