Tuesday, December 10, 2019   

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Qasim Rashid: Do You Even Hear Muslims When We Condemn Violence?
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So let me start with the standard roll call: As an American Muslim, I condemn all violence in the name of religion. Terrorism has no religion and Islam is no exception. If the Tsarnaev brothers are guilty of the Boston bombings, then I hope they are brought to justice.




Engy Abdelkader: Muslims Redefining Community
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Sometimes expressions of community manifest at unexpected yet necessary moments. Illustrative is the American response to the recent proliferation of anti-Muslim hate advertisements on government owned public transit systems in cities around the country.




Craig Considine: George Washington Was a Friend of Muslims
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George Washington’s birthday, celebrated annually on Febr. 22nd, is an opportunity to reflect upon his exemplary character and the example he set for future generations of Americans.




Nathan Lean: Wall Street Journal Denies Existence of Islamophobia
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Unless you’ve been asleep for the past 10 years (or write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal), you may have noticed that anti-Muslim sentiment in the past decade has recently spilled out into some of this country’s nastiest displays of hate.




Sumbul Ali-Karamali: Who Are You Calling a Jihadist?
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These labels are used by laypeople and journalists alike, often using jihad as a synonym for “any violence undertaken by Muslims.” An extreme example is the ad campaign posted a few months ago on New York City buses, equating Muslims to savages and any opinion not supportive of Israel as “jihad.”




Krystina Friedlander: A Look Back at Media Coverage of Islam and Islamic Law in 2012
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This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages — and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages — were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.




Faith Inspires: Muslim American Society Community Center
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By Gina Ryder

On a hot weekend in July, Muslim women were hard at work operating a flea market to raise funds for fall programming at their Muslim American Society community center in Astoria, N.Y.




Engy Abdelkader: Ordinary Muslims Doing Extraordinary Things
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Does a reference to Muslims trigger thoughts of folks organizing food pantries, park cleanups and low-cost health clinics?

Do you think of global volunteerism and young adults creating — opportunity and hope — not destroying?




Simran Jeet Singh: Islamophobia, Sikhophobia and Media Profiling
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On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shook the American nation to its core. Nineteen individuals associated with al Qaeda coordinated to hijack four passenger jets and use them as weapons of mass destruction.




David Briggs: Is It Time to Reconsider the Term Islamist?
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Motivated by her faith, she was a powerful advocate for radical political and social change. Upon meeting her, President Abraham Lincoln reportedly said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.”

Was Harriet Beecher Stowe a Christianist?