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Working with Religious Authorities in N. Africa to Develop Protocols to Protect Religious Minorities
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Last week, ISNA President and ISNA Director of Community Outreach met with high-ranking religious authorities and scholars in Morocco and Tunisia to discuss the rights of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries across the globe.




Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in the USA is Noticed in the Middle East
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Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from a member of her audience who said he was troubled by some of the comments, which he considered anti-Muslim, made by candidates running for president.




Women in Parliament: Islamists in Tunisia Field More Women as Candidates than the Percentage of Women in the US Congress
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Interestingly, when one analyzes say…the number of women in positions of power in countries across the world, we see the percentages of women in parliament to be higher in many majority Muslim nations than in parts of the West.




The Economist’s Epic Fail: Libels Moderate Muslim Leader, Then Offers Half-Baked Apology
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The Economist recently published an article entitled Now is the time on the subject of Tunisia. In that article, they mentioned Rashid Al-Ghannushi, the leader of Ḥizb al‐Nahḍah, the Tunisian Renaissance Party.




Thomas Jefferson’s Iftar
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“Ramadan,” said President Obama at a White House iftar dinner in 2010, “is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.”




Bin Laden’s theology a radical break with traditional Islam
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(CNN) – Osama bin Laden wore the mantle of a religious leader. He looked the part and talked a good game, but his theology was a radical departure from traditional orthodox Islam.




Why America Must Unequivocally Support the People’s Struggle for Liberty and Justice in the Middle-East
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“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”




Whither the Muslim Brotherhood?
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Even as the mass demonstrations began in Tunisia, who would have thought that Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime would have collapsed so quickly? Who could have predicted that Egypt would soon witness such unprecedented popular protest? A barrier has fallen.




Muslim dignitaries pay their respects at Auschwitz
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OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — In a bid to fight anti-Semitism and bridge cultural rifts, a large delegation of Muslim dignitaries visited Auschwitz on Tuesday to pay tribute to the millions of Jews and others who were systematically killed in the Holocaust.




State of the Union: Our Unity is What Makes us Strong
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The message of the President was clear –that the many challenges and opportunities we face as a nation must be met with a united front. The Muslim Public Affairs Council shares that same vision — our ability to look toward the future together as a country is what makes us unique.