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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

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

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

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

Rift Widens Within Obama Administration Over ISIL Policy

There appears to be growing tensions within the Obama administration regarding its strategy in Syria as the White House seems reluctant to make a shift in policy, experts say.

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November 6, 2014

First Muslim Captain for Boston police

There is always a first and Boston police department made history by appointing its first Muslim captain last week. “I can be a voice to denounce violence, and let people know that the 1.6 billion Muslims [in the world] are just like them,” Haseeb Hosein, the first Muslim police Captain in Boston, told the Boston […]

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October 30, 2014

De Blasio Administration Continues Attacks on Press Over NYPD Spying, Channeling Bloomberg

Muslims prayResponding to a lawsuit alleging unlawful and unconstitutional police surveillance of Muslim communities, lawyers under New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have doubled down on the arguments of his predecessor

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October 16, 2014

Two Eids, One Community

By Azher Quader  Editor’s note:  Azher Quader is President of Community Builders Council, www.cbc7.org.  His opinions are his own. Thanks to the lively controversy between the moonsighters of America and the moonsighters of Arabia we have two days of Eid ul Adha to celebrate again  here in Chicago. With all the wonderful advances in technology […]

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October 9, 2014

Anti-Islam Ad Taken Down

Controversial blogger Pamela Geller to remove ads from New York City buses and subways after protest from Foley family

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October 2, 2014

Ted Cruz Booed, Walks Off Stage

Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage and left an event hosted by a Christian organization mid-speech after being booed on Wednesday night following comments praising Israel.

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September 18, 2014

US Economy: Who Performs Better?

‘’This is what every educated person knows. Forbes magazine, a capitalist tool, says if you want to help the economy, vote Democrat.

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September 11, 2014

Tsarnaeva Women in the Spotlight

On August 27, the Boston Herald came out with the astonishing news headline: “Tsarnaev’s sister arrested, accused of making bomb threat.” Since then, this unfortunate piece of gossip – which turned out to be totally untrue – has made it into living room conversation around America…

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September 4, 2014

ISNA Convention in Detroit

The ISNA Convention was held this past Labor Day weekend in Detroit. 20,000 people attended this largest annual gathering of the single largest Muslim organization …

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September 4, 2014

Presidential Appointment: Fatima Noor

The University of Memphis’ Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program graduate Fatima Noor has been appointed special assistant in the Office of the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security

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August 28, 2014

Rebellion in Ferguson: A Rising Heat in the Suburbs

By Chris Hedges Community organizer and People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Lawrence Hamm. Photo from People’s Organization for Progress website NEWARK, N.J.—The public reaction to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.,exposes the shifting dynamic of rebellion and repression in the United States. Spontaneous uprisings against the […]

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August 21, 2014

Feds to Revoke Charity Head’s Citizenship

By Karin Friedemann, TMO On the night of July 23, 2014 Enaam Arnaout, 51, CEO of the former Islamic charity, Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), learned from the TV news that the US government had filed legal documents to strip him of his citizenship. Arnaout told TMO that the next day, July 24, a SWAT team […]

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July 31, 2014

Kucinich: USA’s Tacit Consent to Invade Gaza

Israel, with its overwhelming military strength, is attacking and invading Gaza in violation of international and U.S. law.

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July 24, 2014

President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

By Rumana Ahmed President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) Last night, President Obama hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, an annual tradition started by First Lady Hillary Clinton […]

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July 17, 2014

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