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The letter is signed by Freshman Texas Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-New Braunfels), the president of the American Islamic Forum for democracy and the Director of the Former Muslims United, Incorporated. The first line reads, "In connection with ...
Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, told The Huffington Post that he wasn't surprised that many of the calls were coming from American Muslims, whom he said have been feeling "stress ...
Atif Fareed: The American Muslim Community Centers in Longwood, under chairman Fareed, is opening a new free health clinic to care for lower-income r.
In the U.S. congress, there are two Muslims. One of them is boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration. Another is not. Trump's election as president of the U.S.
Katy Perry and George Takei are both using their platforms to counter Islamophobia before Trump's inauguration. Following the rise of Islamophobic rhetoric and ...
WASHINGTON: An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities. The dialogue stems from concerns expressed by U.S.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday it had filed a series of complaints with federal agencies, protesting what it described as the "systematic questioning" of Muslim-Americans about their religious and political views.
It is not the West that claims the highest headcount nor is it Israel.
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St. Paul, Minn. - A Somali-American woman who identifies as a Muslim recently took her oath of office on the Koran instead of the Bible.
US: Muslim girl 'thrown out of the school bus' for wearing hijab. world Updated: Jan 16, 2017 01:06 IST. PTI Los Angeles.
Some American Muslim leaders, depending on their ideological background, condemn the whole of Barack Obama's presidency because of his drone war or his involvement in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi or his inability to intervene in ...
... treatment of Muslims. Supporters of the designation have wielded it most frequently against advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which regularly files lawsuits on behalf of Muslims who have experienced ...
How the senator's new bill could destroy American Muslim groups and lead to the "wanton violation" of civil rights.
Rabat - Global technology companies are standing in solidarity with Muslims as they issue statements against the creation of a US national database, registering Muslims in the United States.
Katy Perry executive produced a video telling the story of Haru Kuromiya, who was incarcerated by the American government during World War II.
"The bishops' priority at the moment is to listen to (Muslims') concerns, their fears, their needs ... and so discern how we as Catholics can help them achieve their ...
Just as many Jews risked their very lives to go to the South in the 1960s in support of our African-Americans brothers and sisters, we must show similar courage and fortitude today and stand up for American Muslims, whose civil and human rights are ...
Examining the second issue - what it means to be an American Muslim in the aftermath of Trump's victory - requires exploring the power of the narratives that we develop as we seek to make sense of our lives and of the world around us.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - While U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, didn't have a problem with members of the press covering his opening remarks during a town hall meeting at the New Brunswick Islamic Center on Livingston Avenue Friday night, he closed the ...
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for disciplinary action against a Dewey High school teacher who it accuses of making anti-Islam, homophobic and racially-charged posts on social media.
While discrimination, hate crimes and Islamophobia are not new in the United States, the country has seen an increase in recent months.
For Muslim youth, it's an opportunity to "personalize their experiences as Muslims," says Jordan Goldwarg of Kids4Peace, which is co-facilitating the event with the newly formed American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN). "For non-Muslim youth, it's an ...
The young family - dad, mom and three children - is happy with their two-story home in south St. Louis, in a normally quiet residential area.
As an American-Muslim woman and the executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN), a new initiative of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), this event had special significance to me.
Dr. Robbins is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Massachusetts. In the weeks since the election, the American Muslim community has seen a massive outpouring of support. As a community advocate, I've personally ...
They're wondering what's going on," said Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad, founder of the Muslim Wellness Foundation and a Black American Muslim. She is a former Interfaith Fellow and Muslim chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. in ...
These types of lists often are employed by organizations actively advocating for the rights of American Muslims. The Council for American-Islamic Relations, one of the most prominent Muslim rights groups in the U.S., purchased lists with the names and ...
A helpline set up to provide confidential support for Muslim youth across North America received a 300 percent increase in calls in 2016.
How could they respect her and still choose him: A Muslim American teacher's open letter to students. While a lot of American Muslims voiced their fear and concern after Trump's win, an open letter of an American Muslim teacher to her students has ...
... immigrants from Muslim-majority countries in an attempt to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from fulfilling his campaign promise to create a Muslim registry.
Gen. John Kelly speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon in January. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press). The Obama administration is ...
Trump decried Islamophobia as a "shame" but quickly moved on to accuse American Muslims of not reporting "radical Islamic terrorism" and President Obama and Hillary Clinton for not using the term.
Having alienated our former allies in the Muslim world and in the U.S. Muslim community, the United States has worse intelligence and more radicalized Islamists.
At AltMuslim, we've tried to cover the major challenges, issues, stories and events pertaining to the American Muslim (and global Muslim) community by offering nuanced and (hopefully) insightful and unique perspectives.
Anaheim >> Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which is based in Anaheim, has apologized for a tweet he sent out on Christmas Day expressing disappointment that a plane crash ...
hijab-curated "I'm sad about what it means about our religious freedoms in general in our country; I'm sad that I had to give it up," says Nassrene Elmadhun, a Boston surgeon who stopped wearing her headscarf after a man threatened her and her toddler.
The Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are hosting their 16th annual conference this week in Chicago.
The headscarf is a religious expression of the Muslim faith's requirements for public modesty, and the radical temperament against Muslims that appears to be sweeping the nation has led to many acts of violence and discrimination against Islamic ...
Boston - A proposed Muslim cemetery in rural central Massachusetts will go forward after the town that fought the idea for most of the year and the Islamic society that proposed the plan reached a deal, the two sides said on Friday.
American Muslim organizations say that singling out Muslims amounts to racial profiling, and that Mr. Trump has deliberately stirred the pot, promoting theories about Muslims that simply are not true.
Every year, American Muslims debate whether it's OK to celebrate Christmas as a cultural, if not religious, occasion. After all, Jesus is a beloved prophet in Islam, though Muslims don't believe he's the son of God.
(NEW YORK) -- After two reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes were determined to be fake by authorities this month, the Muslim community is concerned that these "few false reports" are going to "unfairly discredit and delegitimize the dozens of real anti ...
"Registering and tracking Muslim visitors to the United States is not only discriminatory but a tremendous waste of our nation's national security resources," said the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.
Hythem Abdalla, a member of the Tri-State Islamic Center in Dubuque, Iowa, prays during a service last week at a new mosque - the city's first.
Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told ABC News today that he believes the false reports are "statistically inevitable when you have such a large pool of reports.
The headscarf is a religious expression of the Muslim faith's requirements for public modesty, and the radical temperament against Muslims that appears to be sweeping the nation has led to many acts of violence and discrimination against Islamic ...
"Our cause is one, our struggle is one and our freedom, Inshallah (God willing), is one," said Deanna Othman, board member of the Chicago chapter of the organization American Muslims for Palestine. More than 300 people filled the basement of Bridgeview ...


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