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Defund Islamophobia Now

Donna Nevel | Posted 03.24.2017 | Religion
Donna Nevel

While a commitment to standing with the Muslim community against Islamophobia is as important as ever, words are meaningless if not backed up in real ...

Muslims Raise Thousands To Support Victims Of London Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home

Members of London’s Muslim community are raising money to support the victims of a terror attack outside the U.K. Parliament that left five people d...

American Muslims Are Stepping Up To Help Jewish Community Defend Sacred Places

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.06.2017 | Religion

CHICAGO ― Following a rash of bomb threats and vandalism to Jewish cemeteries and community centers around the country, allies from the Muslim commu...

Persecuting Muslims Has A History, Mr. President

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Netanel Miles-Yepez

The president of the United States loves Muslims. We know this because he said so—“I love the Muslims. I think they’re great people.” He was e...

The Beautiful Reason Why This Muslim Woman Is Running The Boston Marathon

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.27.2017 | Women

A post shared by #runlikeahijabi By Rahaf K. (@runlikeahijabi) on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:51am PST For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re...

Islamophobic Flier Posted At Rutgers Drowned Out With A Message Of Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2017 | Religion

Staff at a Rutgers University cultural center are making it clear that Islamophobia has no place at their school. A poster with the words “Imagine a...

#BeingBlackAndMuslim Is The Hashtag Bringing Light To An Ignored Identity

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.14.2017 | Black Voices

A powerful hashtag is shining a light on what it means to be at the intersection of black and Muslim identity. #BeingBlackAndMuslim was started in Fe...

I Am A Muslim Refugee, And America Is My Home

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Like many other Americans, I am struck with disbelief over the new executive order by President Trump restricting Muslim refugees. I have a personal r...

Wearing A Hijab Isn’t The Way You Should Show Support For Muslim Women

The Establishment | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Shireen Ahmed originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. Gendered Islamophobia  ―  t...

This Sikh Activist Has An Important Message For Muslim Americans

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.27.2017 | Religion

Thousands of Americans have taken a stand against anti-Muslim bigotry in recent months ― participating in protests, signing petitions and pledging t...

What Covering Hate As A Muslim Journalist Taught Me About The Media

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

It’s Sept. 9, 2016. A Trump supporter in Brooklyn has allegedly attacked two Muslim women and their babies. I think about my pregnant friends in the...

Weekend Roundup: Anguish Stalks the Muslim World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Nathan Gardels

The recent string of terrorist attacks in Muslim-majority cities, including Dhaka, Istanbul, Baghdad and Medina, have left the ummah, or Muslim community, bleeding. The suspected culprit of the attacks is the so-called Islamic State. (continued)

Misconceptions of Political Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.16.2015 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

As soon as the Tunisian elections results were announced with Nidaa Tounes overtaking Ennahdha party, celebrations of the "Islamists'" defeat at the hands of the "secularists" got underway across the media in France and many other western capitals.

Is There Space For American Muslims In The Ummah?

Ahmed Younis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Younis

A strong argument can be made that Muslim Americans are an important community with resources to catalyze the progress of majority-Muslim societies.

Trapped in the Other Gulf Oil Slick -- Saudi Women Tell Mr. President: Set Us Free!

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Qanta Ahmed, MD

It's time that Saudi Arabia antes up and empowers its women to show the world they fear not the choice of powerful women.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Religion Gone Global: An Interview With Reza Aslan

blogs.ssrc.org | Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

How many scholars of religions also run a film company? And how many members of the Council on Foreign Relations can claim an MFA in fiction from the ...

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.

Can A Christian Learn from Ramadan?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yvonne R. Davis

As a Christian who worships the Shabbat, I believe Ramadan is a wonderful way for Christians to remember their Muslim brothers and sisters

Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne R. Davis

Neda, I met you on video like the millions of people around the world this past weekend. In your silence, you have spoken to me louder than any voice ever has screaming for liberty and justice.