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A Mosque In Rhode Island Was Vandalized After The Nice Attacks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime

Hours after a deadly attack in Nice, France, on Thursday that killed at least 84 people, an unknown vandal defaced a mosque in Rhode Island, prompting...

American Islam: A View From The Suburbs

The Conversation US | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Islam may often be presented as an unchanging monolith. But the American Muslim community exemplifies the racial, theological, geographical, political and religious diversity of the American society writ large.

This Ramadan, Curious George Teaches Kids About Islam and Muslims

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Hena Khan, 42, an American Muslim author, thinks children's books and religious literacy might be a partial answer to increased Islamophobia.

I Live Next Door to a Mosque

Rob Taub | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Rob Taub

We are a nation of tolerance and freedom, not of oppression and tyranny. It's incumbent upon us to educate ourselves about what we don't know, rather than listen to people who propagate hate and fear.

Actually, Marco Rubio Is The One Pitting Americans Against Each Other

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque on Wednesday, during which the presiden...

Florida Man Trashes Mosque, Leaves Bacon At Front Door

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

A suspect has been arrested after a mosque in Florida was found vandalized and defiled on New Year's Day. Michael Scott Wolfe, 35, was arrested Monday...

Turkey's Islamist Agenda in Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.01.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Turkey's foreign policy in the Balkans promotes a neo-Ottoman agenda, aimed at expanding its influence in former territories of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey exports Islamism under the guise of cultural cooperation. It also seeks economic advantage, using business as leverage to consolidate its national interests.

A Message From Your Muslim Neighbors

Melody Moezzi | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

It's much easier to fear and hate the unknown, so we wanted to be sure that we were known as your Muslim neighbors -- not because we think it should matter, but because we think it shouldn't.

Donald Trump Unleashes the Dogs of War

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...

We Have Gone Temporarily Mad, Again

James Zogby | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

There have always been two voices competing for the soul of America: one has been welcoming and respectful of diversity, while the other has been intolerant and fearful of those who were different. The tension between them has defined our nation's history from its beginning.

Donald Trump Would Consider Shutting Down Mosques In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump would consider shuttering some mosques in the United States after last week's deadly terror attacks ...

One Young Omani Engineering Student's Surprising Invention To Help Keep Mosques Clean

HuffPost Arabi | Newsroom | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

“Need is the mother of invention." This proverb motivated a young Omani man, Sultan Al-Subhi, 22, to create a pioneering robot that one day may ...

Support Charleston: Forgive!

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Colleen Turner

Despite tragedy, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is providing the world with an example of what the American faith community could be.

Why Don't Christians Wear Their 'Sunday Best' to Church Anymore?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

If you're headed out the door this morning in a suit or a chic outfit, and if you're under the age of 92, I can say with absolute certainly, that it is not Sunday and that you're not going to church.

Why Does Heritage Become Hostage?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
American Anthropological Association

Although shocking, such destruction has become routine. Iraq's cultural heritage, along with the country's suffering citizens, has been a constant victim in its tragic war.

Dear Muslim Men: You're Losing Your Fellow Muslim Women

Mona Shadia | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Mona Shadia

Every single Muslim man in America, and beyond, should be concerned about the opening of the Women's Mosque of America because it's the biggest indication that the Muslim community is losing its women.

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

Mona Shadia | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I realized I'd never explored my hometown the way I'd explored Istanbul. I'd never given it the chances I'd gave to Istanbul. Though I greatly admire it, I'd never been open to its possibilities. Every magnificent spot in Istanbul reminded me of something about Cairo. So this is where I'm going next.

Mosque Controversy in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Muslim-Americans in Kennesaw, Georgia who had hoped to use space in a retail shopping center as a prayer center recently had to confront hateful and ignorant comments from some residents, accusing them of being "enemies" and "infiltrators."

About Isolation, Race, Relationships and Friends

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are real people really hurting. Turn on our customized media and we see what might spin into a race war over men being killed and the accused walking away. No matter what sources of media you are using, we are seeing it.

GOP Congressman Claims Mosques Are ‘Incubators' For Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) continued his pattern of inflammatory comments about Muslim Americans on Thursday, this time calling for greater “surveilla...

This Ramadan: Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

The American mosque has a unique opportunity and necessity to embrace the Prophetic practice of unreservedly receiving women in mosques.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.

Hookahs and Hamams in Istanbul

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The people you meet here tend to treat you like a special celebrity guest. Especially in cities, the rush of daily life feels like Paris or New York. I remember rain turning the city's alleys into wild rivers.

Mosque Controversies in Europe (and Lessons Learned From the American Experience)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

Popular and political opposition may also be undergirded by a fear of Islamic power and dominion. This is because a purpose-built mosque visibly alters landscape and territory. In contrast, makeshift or ad hoc mosques are unrecognizable as such and are plentiful throughout Europe.