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Obama Meets With American Muslim Leaders | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion

(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration is reaching out to American Muslim leaders as it tries to stem extremism in the U.S. while heading off a domes...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslims Protest White House 'Publicity Stunt,' Citing Gaza Crisis And NSA Spying | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to highlight the contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. society at the annual White House Iftar on...

Muslims Back Obama, But By Smaller Margin Than In 2008

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Nearly nine in 10 Muslim American voters pulled the lever for the Democratic candidate in the last two presidential elections, partly because of...

Open Letter To President Obama From A Muslim Family

Kari Ansari | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

While I appreciate your encouraging statements to the people of the Muslim world, I couldn't help feeling that many Americans are not setting the example of which you spoke when it comes to our own Muslim citizens.

Obama To Renew Muslim Outreach

The Wall Street Journal | Jay Solomon & Carol E. Lee | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is preparing a fresh outreach to the Muslim world in coming days, senior U.S. officials say, one that will ask those in the Mid...

Deconstructing The Latest Anti-Obama Conspiracy

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past few years, paranoid conservatives have cooked up all sorts of conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama. Some have claimed he has a...

Obama A Muslim! Lincoln A Catholic! FDR A Jew! Why Americans Don't Like Their President's God

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

Americans taking out their discrimination toward minority religions on the president of the United States is as American as apple pie; the custom has been going on as long as there has been a presidency.

Sam Stein

Fox News To Gibbs: Does Birtherism Complicate Obama's Muslim Outreach? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Scroll down to watch video of Gibbs' exchange with Fox News correspondent Wendell Goler. In between a wave of questions about the president's plans f...

Obama Administration Takes Low-Profile Approach To Engaging Muslim Community

The New York Times | Andrea Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama took the stage in Cairo last June, promising a new relationship with the Islamic world, Muslims in America wondered only half-jok...

Sam Stein

Flotilla Response Won't Hurt Obama's Standing In Muslim World, Says Gibbs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stressed on Tuesday that the administration's response to the deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian relief ship by Israe...

Obama's Global Popularity: More Challenges Ahead

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Citizens worldwide need to look at Obama from a new perspective in which he does not wear a halo. Obama has delivered legislative success and our expectations of him should be grounded.

Obama Ramadan Message: "May God's Peace Be Upon You" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama wished a blessed Ramadan to Muslims in and outside of the United States in a web video on Friday. He made particular notice of those f...

Jack Shaheen: Obama Delivers a Message of Peace to the Muslim World

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christian Avard

"Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People." His second book "Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11," was recently named the 2008 "For...

Meet the Muslims: Obama in Cairo

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Obama's speech, which was meticulously and strategically crafted as if penned by a chess master, had to simultaneously appease millions humiliated and dejected by a hypocritical and brutal U.S. foreign policy, and also justify U.S. objectives without appearing imperialistic or apologetic.

"Holocaust" And The Road To Peace

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Feldman

Listening to Obama's Cairo speech has made me wonder: has the "Holocaust"-- while essential to remember and to honor -- become a hurdle on the road to peace rather than a signpost?

Obama Egypt Speech: Will Obama The Man Keep Up With Obama The Legend?

Huffington Post Contributors | Ayman Nour and Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Huffington Post contributors Ayman Nour and Wael Nawara. Ayman Nour is Leader of El Ghad Liberal Party of Egypt and former member of the Parliame...

Obama in Egypt: Talking to the Muslim World

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The US seems more committed to supporting reliable despots who toe the line than to dealing with democratic parties representative of the people's desires and values.

Obama Still Planning Major Speech In Islamic Capital

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its report on President Obama's trip to Turkey, the New York Times notes that the speech in Ankara was not the major speech in an Islamic capital h...

Arthur Delaney

Obama: U.S. "Not A Christian Nation Or A Jewish Nation Or A Muslim Nation" (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a press conference in Turkey, President Obama casually rebuked the old chestnut that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation. "One of the gr...

Obama Extends a Hand of Friendship to Islam

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

As I listened to Obama's speech, I heard one word repeated countless times. Respect. It is a word that Muslims have craved to hear from American leaders.

Muslims Call For More Inclusion In Obama's Administration

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The American Muslim Taskforce for Civil Rights and Elections called on President-elect Barack Obama for greater Muslim outreach during his administrat...

Obama Reveals Plans To Reach Out To Muslim World

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama says his presidency is an opportunity for the U.S. to renovate its relations with the Muslim world, starting the day of his inauguration ...

Obama Campaign Hires Muslim Liaison

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's campaign has hired Hiam Nawas as its Muslim liaison, according to two sources familiar with the move. Nawas, a Jordanian-American who filled...

How Obama Can Reach Out To Muslims (Without Hurting His Campaign)

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, two Muslim women in headscarves were moved from their seats behind Senator Barack Obama's stage where they would have been visible on video...