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Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

Neo-Orientalist Islamophobia Is Maligning the Reputation of the Prophet Muhammad Like Never Before

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Munawar A. Anees

LAHORE, Pakistan -- In the name of "revenge" for the Sept. 11 attack, an intellectual and political noose is being tightened and attempting to distort the personality and the message of Muhammad.

Muslim Man Who Wants To Build Youth Camp Shocked By Terrorism Accusations

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

  WEST BRANCH, Mich. -- A Muslim man planning to build a secular summer youth camp in Michigan says he’s dumbfounded by accusations that i...

The False Hope Of More Guns

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If the solution for preventing gun deaths results in more gun deaths, is it really a solution?

Texas Residents Attempt To Block Plan For Muslim Cemetery

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

A family gathers in prayer as they visit a family member buried in the Islamic Garden at Restland Cemetery Friday, July 17, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Phot...

'Hands Off My Church' Petition Plays On French Fears Over Islam

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) More than 40,000 French have signed a rousing “Hands off my church” petition in recent days denouncing a Muslim leader&r...

Why the CVE Act is Flawed and Dangerous

Glenn Katon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Glenn Katon

Today the House Committee on Homeland Security is considering the Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015, recently introduced by Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex). Muslim Advocates, along with almost 50 other community, religious, and civil rights organizations have serious concern with the bill.

Man Who Allegedly Plotted To Kill Muslims Indicted On Federal Charges

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A federal grand jury indicted a Tennessee man Tuesday on charges stemming from his alleged plot carry out a coordinated attack on Muslims in Islamberg...

The Islamic State and the Terrible Twos

John Feffer | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
John Feffer

Liberation movements want a place at the table. The Islamic State, on the other hand, wants to destroy the table. The Islamic State isn't simply an insurgency. Though it certainly aspires to overthrow the current regimes in Damascus and Baghdad, it doesn't have any particular attachment to this territory. It maintains a warm spot for the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, it doesn't care about national boundaries.

Muslims Living Amongst Us!

Yasmin Khan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Yasmin Khan

Muslims are not a majority, but we're definitely here. We're your average Americans, getting educated, working and contributing to society...or not. You probably go to work or school with a Muslim whether you realize it or not. We don't all wear our religion on our sleeves (or heads).

Antonia Blumberg

Woman Organizes Love-In Following Reported Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion

Responding to a reported hate crime against a Muslim man in her community, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, resident Lori Carlson decided to extend a message of lo...

Is America Becoming More Islamophobic?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Is America Islamophobic? Better yet, has America become more Islamophobic in the five years since the Park51 controversy? Much of the evidence points to a sobering answer.

Is Islamophobia real?

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

Some people ask the question, is there really such a thing as "Islamophobia," or are Muslims merely indulging in a culture of victimhood? While most Muslims may feel that even to ask the question is an impertinence, there really are people out there asking it. So let's look at some facts.

'My Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Oppression. It's A Feminist Statement'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Not all Muslim women cover their bodies. Not all Muslim women who do are forced to do so. Like freelance writer Hanna Yusuf, who chooses to wear a hij...

Why A Muslim Woman Attended A Major Jewish Conference

Zehra Naqvi | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Zehra Naqvi

Before the Summit started, I sat in my hotel room, willing myself to act braver than I felt and do the strange thing of attending a Jewish conference as a Muslim woman, committing to being comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Oh Lord, Spare Me! Another Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobic Pastor Is Coming to Dearborn, Mich.

Brian Stone | Posted 06.22.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

His name is pastor Steven Anderson who hails from a small church in Arizona called the Faithful Word Baptist Church. Anderson and his church just so happen to be on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups.

Why Do the Hateful Choose Our Houses of Worship?

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

There's a reason the hateful choose houses of worship. It's because that's where so many of us put our hope. You can commit a hateful act anywhere, but if you really want to hurt a community, you choose the place they worship.

Promoting A Gentler Vision Of Islam With 'Discover Muhammad' Billboards

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16 (Reuters) - In California's capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded c...

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Why Pamela Geller's Paranoid Rhetoric Fails to Keep Americans Safe and Contradicts U.S. Foreign Policy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

When Fox News says that Geller is "not standing down to radical Islam," they also mean that Geller and others aren't aware that the biggest arms dealer to Middle Eastern nations is the United States. Sadly, the right-wing blogosphere never correlates these geopolitical realities to their dire warnings about Islam.

Islam 2.0

Sudhir Gadh | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion
Sudhir Gadh

At a time of conflict and division it is more important than ever to combine our competence, courage and compassion to address global shortages of each.

Franklin Graham's Manipulative Faith

Hollis Phelps | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Hollis Phelps

Graham's version of Christianity is little more than an ideology that seeks cover under the language of love. The fact is that Graham's brand of religion is more of a "threat" to gay and lesbian individuals in the United States than the "radical Islam" that he sees lurking around every corner.

The 13-Year-Old Girl Taking On Islamophobia

Metro | NATE HOMAN | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion

She was in third grade the first time a boy in her class called her a terrorist. People won’t sit next to her on the bus when she wears her hijab. W...

Some Right-Wing Europeans Say Islam Hasn't Contributed to Western Culture. Here's Why They're Wrong.

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The savage beheadings and disgusting treatment of women and minorities confirm in the minds of many that Islam is incompatible with Western civilization. This has become a widely known, and even unthinkingly accepted, proposition. But is it correct?

Muslim Woman May Pursue Legal Action Against United Airlines After Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

After claiming she faced discrimination on a United Airlines flight on May 29, Muslim passenger Tahera Ahmad told HuffPost Live that she has not ruled...