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Can Muslims Be 'All-American'?

(28) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 4:35 PM

The early photographs of Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, wife of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are unsettling. They are unsettling not only because she looks frightened, but because she looks kind of like me. Though our lives are different, we are both young, white women, and we are...

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A Look Back at Media Coverage of Islam and Islamic Law in 2012

(415) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 3:12 PM

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. Turmoil in places like Egypt and Mali...

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How Would the Prophet Muhammad Vote? You Might Be Surprised

(120) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM

This election cycle, we've heard plenty about the "threat of sharia" to American culture, but noting about how Muḥammad would vote the issues. What does Islamic law have to say about the federal deficit, tax-cuts, gay marriage and the other hot-button issues that President Obama and Gov. Romney have been...

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Feeding the Muslim Community

(4) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 7:47 AM

The eggplants in the small corner patch of the front yard have begun to put out purple and yellow flowers, hanging down like little lanterns. In a few weeks we'll have fresh eggplants. The beans I planted in May have provided us with a handful a week of sweet, crunchy...

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Buddhist Monks Against Humanitarian Aid?

(130) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 8:42 AM

When we last read about Burmese monks in the Western press, it was in the context of mass protests against Burma's brutal military junta and their visit to Aung San Suu Kyi's home in homage of the courageous pro-democracy activist. It is surprising then, shocking even, that Burma's...

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Who Is to Blame?

(3) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 10:05 AM

Chris Boyette at CNN reports that a New Jersey court delivered a 17 count indictment of Kashif Parvaiz for killing his wife Nazish Norrani with the help of Antoinette Stephen, a female friend, while Parvaiz and Norrani were out walking with their three year old son last...

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