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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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

NSA Shared Americans’ Private Communications with Israel: Snowden

Former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the U.S. National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel…

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September 25, 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

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