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What Do Muslims Do When Babies Are Born? New 'All-American Muslim' Episode Highlights Ritual

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

Ever wondered how Muslims welcome children into the world? The upcoming episode of TLC's reality show, All-American Muslim, highlights the Call to ...

Lessons We Can Learn From The Koran-Quoting Miss USA

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Hani Almadhoun

Talking heads point fingers at Muslims for mistreating women, but they don't always practice what they preach when it comes to Muslim women wanting to break free.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim Reality Show, 'All-American Muslim,' To Premiere On TLC (VIDEO) | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

What's life like as a Muslim-American? A new eight-part series on TLC that premieres November 13 will try to answer that question by following the ...

American Arab Civil Rights Group Launches an Initiative for Women

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

Co-written by Sarah M. Weatherbee The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a leading national civil rights organization that advocates ...

FBI Counterterrorism Trainer: Forget Al Qaeda, Target Islam

Wired | By Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

The FBI has publicly declared that its counterterrorism training seminars linking “mainstream” Muslims to terrorists was a “one time only” aff...

From 9/11 To 8/22: My Arab-American Muslim Father Was A Victim Of American Terrorism

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Maytha Alhassen

As the ELF arson of my father's dealership demonstrates, defining terrorism in terms of race or religion will do less to make us feel safe as a country; such targeted terms are more likely to contribute to sowing seeds of Islamophobia.

A Different Election

James Zogby | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Arab Americans voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in 2008. Three years later, they are still waiting for real change to occur. They see the Middle East undergoing a dramatic transformation, while politics in Washington are paralyzed.

Iran's Freefall

James Zogby | Posted 09.29.2011 | World
James Zogby

It was once believed that it was only Arab governments that feared Iran's push for hegemony, while Arab public opinion viewed Iran quite differently. Our polling demonstrates that while that might have been true in 2006 and 2008, by 2011 this is no longer the case.

Tribeca Takes: Ahmed Ahmed on Just Like Us

Tribeca | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

In the spring of 2009, a dozen American and international comedians and I set out for the Middle East on a four-country comedy tour. What we embarked on was groundbreaking, to say the least.

Muslims Confront Government Over Travel Woes

Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion

By James Ewinger Religion News Service PARMA, Ohio (RNS) Government officials told Arab-Americans and Muslims that some post-9/11 security measures a...

Where's the Protest at Home?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The next time I cross paths with a robust protest march, I'd like to see citizens protesting the wreckage of American prosperity by Wall Street and the too feeble response by our government.

Kinda Hibrawi and Her Modern Abstract Arabic Art

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nour Akkad

2011-01-05-art.jpg Hibrawi's ability to translate the rich meanings of Arabic script though her contemporary calligraphy surrounded by bright and vivid paint is exquisite.

Domestic Violence Agency For Arab American Victims Struggles To Stay Open

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Helping abused women can be difficult when they come from cultures where marriage and family are supreme. It's even tougher to find professionals with...

Macacas and Turban Toppers: Xenophobic Rhetoric and the 2010 Elections

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

It is important not to underestimate the chilling effects that xenophobic rhetoric can have on the full civic and political involvement of new American voters and on candidates from our communities.

Broken Washington: The Cases of Zogby and the Brookings Institute

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

But when it comes to foreign policy, Obama deserves a big bold F. Stories of Washington's self-proclaimed experts and think tanks for hire might give us some clues.

Amanda Terkel

Shadowy West Virginia Group Airs Ad Warning Of Congressman's Outreach To Arab-Americans | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) is the target of a well-funded attack campaign by a conservative nonprofit called the West Virginia Conservative Foundation...

Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Marilyn Hacker, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is one of our greatest exponents of poetry written in traditional forms, using sonnets...

Do Arab & Muslim Lives Matter?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

John Bolton and Martin Peretz, in undermining America's core values of a big-tent approach to accommodating and absorbing other societies, are not performing a patriotic duty.

Nine Years Later

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

So here we are, 9 years after a devastating attack that shocked and then unified our nation and we are engaged in a debate, not about building a mosque, but whether or not Muslims will find a place in America. The very soul of America is at risk.

Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, & George W. Bush Central Speak Out: What Would George W. Bush Do?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, we are seeing behaviors emerge in American political life that violate the basic social contract of what this country is about and seeing too much of a tilt towards the possibility of mob rule.

I Understand Shirley Sherrod

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Something is fundamentally rotten in our political culture -- where groups seeking political advantage can so easily make victims of innocents and cowards will let good people pay a price rather than defend their rights to a fair hearing.

Strangling Gaza and the Radicalization of Political Discourse

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

Charles Schumer, in a speech to the Orthodox Union, said that it "makes sense" to "strangle [the Palestinians in Gaza] economically." I tried to imagine how a young Palestinian-American living in New York might feel.

The Hurt Locker's Missing Disclaimer: No Arabs Were Harmed During the Making of This Movie

Ahmad Sadri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ahmad Sadri

Why get uptight, right? This is a genre flick, after all. And yet, this movie did make me uptight with its profound indifference to a nation utterly destroyed in an American preemptive war.

In Defence of an Arab-American Beauty Queen

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Faisal J. Abbas

I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.

Are We Overreacting to Compromising Photos of the New Arab-American Miss USA?

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehan S. Harney

So if a Muslim woman covers herself, then she is considered against Western values. But when a Muslim woman acts liberal, then she is criticized as being a "slut."